The struggle was real, my friends.
This winter has been vile, Jon Snow might have loved it but me? Nope. No sir.
And I LOOOOVE winter but this year has been too much, too cold and too long.
I spent most days covered in blankets, walking around the house like a mad woman, with a train of blankets behind me, looking for a heat source. It was madness.
And although it's Spring, I'm still rocking my over the knee Christmas socks. #thatshowIroll

But thank God it's almost gone now, it was just so depressing, cold and dark all the time that I felt like I was in Narnia, only without William Moseley brightening up my days with his sword
 (no pun intended! you dirty minds!).

Now, if you wanna know how I got through the depressive winter blues, keep on reading!

1. tv-series
like, A LOT of them. I don't know about you but nothing is quite relaxing as a night in, comfortably buried under a mountain of blankets with your laptop right in front of me, streaming tv-series.
This winter blessed me with a lot of new ones like #TheGoodDoctor and #TheGifted and #YoungSheldon 
I could go on and list them all for you but I'll save that for another post 😉

2. books & movies
that's quite an abvious one since I'm a book blogger and I happen to actually truly enjoy reading.
I read some unexpected good ones, like #ACOTAR and #AllTheCrookedSaints (book review here) as well as great movies such as #LadyBird and #CallMeByYourName and also #ThreeBillboardsOutsideEbbingMissouri 
I think it was a very good year for movies.

3. youtube
I don't usually waste that much time on Youtube, tbh, but this winter was just #ugh and I needed something else.
I watched A LOT of YT, especially vlogs which is surprising since I've never been into vlogs.
My absolute favourites were Helen Anderson's, so fun and relaxing and I could honestly watch her clean her entire house (which I did) and never get bored.

4. writing
I had a very hard time writing after NaNoWriMo ended, I felt like I gave it all and I had nothing left but after two months of just staring at a blank page (or pretending I didn't have half a manuscript ready to be finished), I wanted to go back and start writing again. And it was SO GOOD!
As I'm writing this, I'm waiting for #CampNaNoWriMo to start so I can finally put an end to this novel 🤞

5. bookstagram
If you didn't know already, I do have an Instagram account where I post pretty pics of books (other than the puppy)
I don't know what took me so long to finally give up and have fun with backgrounds and combinations of candles and dried oranges and leaves, seriously!
Now, this is where I put a shameless self-promo.

And here you have it, all the things that helped me survive this long ass winter! 
If you have any book (or movie/tv-series) recommendations, feel free to leave them in the comments down below, I'm always on the hunt for something new!
Ciao!  🌙