Quote Of The Week

This particular quote spoke to me and I found my self looking at it and repeating it all week. You see this week I started the second semester of my Sophomore year, well there was a bit of a delay due to the snow, but I’m really nervous because I have a lot going on this semester. I’m starting a new club at my school, I have a new job, I’m rushing for Greek life, and on top of that I am taking 6 classes. I keep thinking about how busy I am this semester and this quote is really helping me because it reminds me I won’t just magically become excellent overnight, none of us will. People who are excellent, they aren’t just born that way, they work hard to become that way. So I keep reminding myself I have to WORK to become excellent, and this year I intend to make excellence a habit.

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I’m Going Through A Bit Of A Rough Patch

In case you didn’t already know, I love to read. But here’s the thing books and I we are kind of going through a rough patch. A couple of weeks ago I read If I Stay and Where She Went both of these books were AMAZING!!! (You can check out  my reviews here).

After I finished those books I went through a little Post Book Depression and then I got back to my normal bookworm self. Since then I have read 2 more books and they were both so horrible I couldn’t even finish them. And when I say they were bad I mean absolutely AWFUL! I’m actually a little afraid to start a new book in fear that it will be terrible too. I’m usually a really good judge of books, I mean don’t get me wrong I’ve read so bad books but I can usually manage to finish them, and I have never pick 2 terrible books in a row.

So it looks like books and I, we are going through a bit of a rough patch. I was planning on reading Eat, Pray, Love. next , but I am so scared I don’t think I could stomach another bad book. I think instead maybe I will just re-read an old favorite, you know restore my love in reading.

Has anything like this ever happened to you? Have you and books ever gone through a rough patch? and What book do you think I should read next? Leave your answers in the comments below

Post Book Depression

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You know that feeling you get when you finish a really good book/book series. And I’m not just talking a pretty good book I’m talking a REALLY GOOD book. The kind of  books that you read all in one sitting because you can’t get enough. The books that your so engrossed in that you forget to eat food or drink water. The books that make you scream, cry, or laugh out loud because that’s how deeply you feel them. Well after you finish those types of books there’s this feeling you get, your happy because the book was as satisfying as you hoped it would be, but there’s also this depression because it’s over. I like to call this Post Book Depression or PBD.

PBD is slowly closing the book and sighing as you slowly enter back into the real world. PBD is just going through the motions and not even really paying attention because you’re too busy thinking about the book you just finished. PBD is that feeling like you will never find another book as good as the one you just finished (Of course you do and then it starts all over again). PBD is a serious illness suffered by bookworms everywhere.

For those of you currently suffering from PBD know that I have been there and I am here for you.

Book Review

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I don’t know If I am normally going to do this but today I am, today I read both If I Stay and the sequel Where She Went  by Gayle Forman. That’s right I read both these books in one sitting, needless to say when I finally turned the final page I was exhausted and STARVING, and sad. Not sad because of the books ending, I loved the ending, but I’m just sad that it’s over that I wouldn’t get to spend anymore time with Adam and Mia and the rest of characters in this series. You know that depression you get when you finish a really good book/book series? That’s what i feel right now I call it Post Book Depression. That’s what I’m feeling right now bottom line is these books are amazing and you need to read. So without further ado here is my review on If I Stay and the sequel Where She Went.

If I stay is absolutely heart-wrenching yet incredibly heart warming. I figured this book would be  emotional because of the accident and the loss and the choice she has to make, but what was unexpected was how heart warming it was. She flashes back and forth between the time after the accident and her life before, and you just know this girl was SO loved, you can feel that love pouring through the pages. The love of her parents and the rest of her family, the love of her friends, and the love between her and Adam (I mean let’s face facts there is nothing like a first love.) As sad as this story is it still warmed my heart because Mia felt more love in 17 years than others feel in a lifetime. Grab some tissues cause this book will make you cry for a million different reasons and not all of them are sad.

Where She Went I didn’t know I wanted a sequel until I started reading this book. This book takes place 3 years after the accident and is told from Adams point of view. In this book you get to see more of Mia and Adams relationship as well as how close Adam actually was to the entire Hall family. Throughout the story he also fills in the blanks of what happened over these past 3 years, and how him and Mia got where they are. You see how the grief affected them, and their relationship. When you read this book grab a box of tissues and clear your schedule because you are going to read it in one sitting and it will definitely make you cry.

Have you read these books? Have you seen the movie? Leave your thoughts on it in the comments below.

A Letter To The Friends I’ve Lost

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I wish things didn’t have to change, but they always do it’s apart of life. You change your hair, your clothes, you move, you get older and your priorities change.  It’s no ones fault it happens, and with all these changes comes a change in your friend group. Its crazy how one day someone can be your best friend and then one year later your looking back trying to figure out exactly when it all fell apart. So this is a letter to all the friends I’ve lost, whether we grew apart or had a falling out, this letter is for you.

Hi there old friend,

How have you been? I hope your well. I know this letter may seem a little out of the blue, but to me it just felt like something I had to do.

I was thinking about you the other day. I was thinking about the good old days and the fun times we shared. Staying up all night sharing secrets. Stuffing our faces with pizza, popcorn and candy and watching movies. Dancing around your bedroom with the music blasting, and then when we were old enough, driving around in the car with the music blasting. Back then I swear I thought we would be friends forever. It seems like we used to spend everyday together, and now I can’t even remember the last time I saw you. So I just wanted to say I’m sorry, I’m sorry that the only way we keep in contact is by reading each other social media pages. I’m sorry that we had to go our separate ways and I honestly wish things could be different.

There are so many reasons why a friendship can end it can slowly wither and die like a flower, or it can explode like oatmeal in the microwave. So if we grew apart, it’s sad but that’s a part of growing up right? And if we had a falling out, know that I am sorry. I’m sorry for what I might have said or did. You should know that is not how I wanted things to go, nor how I wanted our friendship to end. And no matter what happened between us know that I forgive you. 

You should know that I am glad we were friends. You helped me grow and change. You saved me from some fashion mishaps and from some other embarrassments. You helped me cyber stalk my crush(es), and helped me get ready for every party, date, and dance. You stood by my side and helped me become who I am , and you will forever be apart of me.

Don’t feel as if you have to respond to this letter, if you do that’s ok, if you don’t that’s ok too. I am not looking for anything, I swear I want nothing from you. I just wanted you to know how important you were to me, and to say thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

-Your Old Friend  XOXO

 

Does Anyone Ever Do this?

I never plan to watch 10 straight hours of Netflix its always an accident. I always sit down thinking, you know what I’ll just watch 1 episode of (insert show title here) and then I’ll go start my homework or clean or whatever it is I need to do. So I sit down and I press play…..then next thing I know it’s be 10 hours and I have watched an entire season of a show. I just don’t understand how 1 episode turns into 15.

The worst part is I almost never watch movies on Netflix because I never have enough time. I always say to myself I don’t have 2 full hours to waste, I have shit to do. I convince myself that a show is only 40min and as soon as that one episode is over I will be productive, but as we all know it’s never really just one episode. Then by the time I get to my 5th episode of the day I am just sitting there swearing at myself about how much time I have wasted.

This is my eternal struggle and I was just wondering….does this happen to anyone else?

My Love Of Quotes And Some Positive Vibes To Kick Off Your New Year

So something you should know about me, I love quotes. No I’m serious what I have boarders on an obsession, I have almost 200 pins on my quote board and dozens more on my goodraeds. I absolutely love quotes I think words can be incredibly powerful and the right phrase can turn your entire day around.

So here is some inspiration to help you start this new year on the right foot. Yes I know the New Year technically started 4 days ago so I am a little late, sorry. But it still early enough for some positive vibes to start your New Year off on the right foot. I may not believe in resolutions but I do believe in the power of positive thinking!

 

So this year take more chances, don’t hold back. “Don’t let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” (Do you know where that’s from?) This year lets be more spontaneous take more chances, what ever it is you want to do, just do it. This year, don’t let who you think you’re not hold you back.

Thats all for now my lovely Royals.
P.S I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday 🙂

*Reminder: this is not a resolution it is a suggestion that happens to take place around the New Year*