Here’s the truth: being an adult is not easy. Because as an adult, you gotta be your own parent and make yourself do things you don’t necessarily want to do, but absolutely have to. For your own good.

This summer, I decided to be that kind of adult. I sat down and I calmly but firmly told myself that I will graduate. That come September, I will have my papers and I will be out. For good.

And once I made that decision, it didn’t matter that I was working full-time all summer. It didn’t matter that graduating meant finishing my thesis (which I actively tried to forget about). And passing a course I have already failed. Twice. I decided to do it. And I stuck to it.

Why am I telling you this? Because this is the sole reason Books Over Coffee has been silent as a tomb since May. Not blogging – and not writing – was the sacrifice I had to make to achieve my goal. And right now, as I write this post, I am this close to achieving it. My thesis is sent, I have one last exam in two weeks and I have one last essay to submit.

But here’s another decision I made this summer: come fall 2017, Book Over Coffee will be back. More interesting. Broader in topics. And, of course, with more books, old and new, good and better.

So, see you in the fall?

 

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