Book Thoughts: The Hating Game

The Hating GameThe Hating Game by Sally Thorne

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I told myself that this would be the book I read only and strictly for when stuck in traffic . oh puh lease. when I arrived at the 3/4 mark and my eyes turned toward Josh Templeman at his desk through the eyes of Lucy… I found myself here at 2 am reviewing this heaven sent book of pure gold. This book had me missing my boyfriend at every page. To sniff him again the same way Lucy breathes Josh. Oh Ladies. What more can I say to convince you to fall in love with this book like I did. Their intoxicating love is so worth the late night reading. I laughed and loved with Lucy in the wonderful Romantic Comedy. I even forgot to update my good reads after realizing that I couldn’t put this book down. Maybe you might be different from me but I simply enjoyed this delicious taste of strawberry shortcake.*wink*

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Book thoughts: A Man Called Ove

A Man Called OveA Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was an amazingly,practically perfect book in my opinion. I am so impressed. I wish I had this book for myself . I was completely lost into their world and loving the characters. I loved the sincerity of Ove and how his mind worked.The fact that good was always good and there was no excuses for wrong. He was like a secret, all of our secret. we know how awesome he is but no one else does except for the people who grows to love and know him. I loved this book and goodness the ending was well crafted and so not forced. IT just seemed like a natural ending to a good story. I didn’t feel like it should change, it just felt right.

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Mid-Year Review and Thoughts

I am nervous I must admit. The middle of the year has already caught up to me. I started as most do with the fresh bang and energy needed to hit goals and such. I have yet to accomplish many goals but already I Do feel a change in the me earlier this year.

I went back to look at my earlier posts and I definitely like going back a bit once in a while

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Second Post

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What I love most about these posts in particular is how I was undoubtedly talking to myself. I had no views or followers and it was my diary. I remember being surprised that I was able to write so many words without thinking too hard about word count like we used to do back in school when given an essay to write.

Certain things I really wanted to and still want to accomplish this year includes

  1. writing a novel or story of some kind
  2. Progressing in yoga
  3. Studying and hopefully becoming proficient in french and Spanish
  4. Learning to live life for me and not others
  5. Finding my voice
  6. Developing my writing skill and my drawing skill.
  7. Create YouTube videos and learn Video editing: YT Channel HERE

I have definitely been consistent in writing thanks to the blog,Yoga and drawing. I have become very passionate about yoga not really for the meditation aspect but instead the feeling of being able to touch your toes after years of thinking you couldn’t.Making videos have proven to be more difficult than I initially thought but I hope to get back into it more

Not every year feels different from the last, but i feel for sure that this year already feels majorly different,

  1. I was not an aunt last year and now I have a niece
  2. I did not have locs last year and now I am 6 months into my journey
  3. I was comfortable last year and this year I feel like I have done more things that might be uncomfortable to help get me moving
  4. I did not have such a boyfriend who my family immediately loved.💑
  5. I never thought I would ever work part time at a restaurant.

 

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It might be slow but progress will always happen and I do believe that depending on me will change how fast or slow I see results. I hope that I will be able to achieve the goals that I have start for the year and I f God spares then I still have time left to make those changes.

Time management has become a challenge but I feel like I get more done now than I did when I had a bunch of free time.

I wont give Up on trying to achieve these goals. I feel like certain ones have to be done or else I will go crazy. I know I have gotten stronger both physically and mentally.💪🏾

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Have you accomplished any of your resolutions yet?Is the process going well? Have you already forgotten your resolutions?

Lets live and let’s flourish. Striving to end stagnant living!

 

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Drawn to Purple?

I never liked purple at a certain point. In my country it is the color of a very popular funeral parlor and I had always found it depressing because it was, to me “the funeral color” . However, lately I have been drawn to it. I went to the store and chose a purple exercise mat. I rejected a pair of white headphones and went for the Purple pair. My favorite towel at home was embroidered in purple, I changed my Blog Text to one that had many purple accents. I began to wonder was this just one phase where all of a sudden I liked Purple? Currently I am training in animation (including digital art) and so Color psychology has been mentioned. It has been a while since I was sucked into things like horoscopes and such, but regardless of this I was still curious to know what others believed Purple meant and so I found a site on Google saying this.

*I have included links to the website in the colored and underlined texts.

“This color relates to the imagination and spirituality. It stimulates the imagination and inspires high ideals. It is an introspective color, allowing us to get in touch with our deeper thoughts.

Purple or violet assists those who seek the meaning of life and spiritual fulfillment

In the meaning of colors, purple and violet represent the future, the imagination and dreams, while spiritually calming the emotions. They inspire and enhance psychic ability and spiritual enlightenment, while, at the same time, keeping us grounded.

The color violet relates to the fantasy world, and a need to escape from the practicalities of life. It is the daydreamer escaping from reality.

Violet encourages creative pursuits and seeks inspiration and originality through its creative endeavors. It likes to be unique, individual and independent, not one of the crowd. Artists, musicians, writers, poets and psychics are all inspired by violet and its magic and mystery”

 

Personality

“Having either purple or violet as your favorite color means you are sensitive and compassionate, understanding and supportive, thinking of others before yourself – you are the person others come to for help – being needed motivates you but sometimes people take advantage of you.

You are a gentle and free spirit. Your feelings run deep and you can be quite sensitive to hurtful comments from others, although you would never show it.

Being a personality color purple, you have a peaceful and tranquil quality and a quiet dignity about you. People are drawn to your charismatic and alluring energy.You are usually introverted rather than extroverted and may give the impression of being shy although this is not the case.

You are creative and like to be individual in most of your endeavors, including your dress and home decoration – you love the unconventional.

 

You are idealistic, and often impractical, with a great imagination, dreaming of a future in an ideal fantasy world where you exclude the ugly side of reality – you tend to look at life through rose-colored glasses. People who don’t understand you sometimes think you are eccentric because you spend so much time in your fantasy world.

With your personality color purple you inspire others with your creative thinking and your ability to deal positively with adversity.

You can be secretive, with even your closest friends not really knowing you well.

***My friends actually JUST had this talk with me about this recently!**

Being the free spirit you are, you love to travel to experience different cultures and meet new people.”

Honestly, it was very interesting how similar some of these meanings and personality traits felt similar to me and my feelings. Who knows if it’s some marketing strategy or whatever but I was quite impressed. Everything did not relate to me but the majority was quite spot on.

Have you been drawn to a particular color lately?