22 Favorite Books on my 22nd Birthday!

Today is your birthday? False. Today is the anniversary of your birthday. - Schrute Facts (Dwight Schrute from The Office)

As cheesy as this type of post may be…I just hope it’s MOZZARELLA! ba-dum-tis! Turning 22 or any birthday within my twenties thus far has simply been anxiety and nerves and OMG I-haven’t-done-anything-with-my-life. So just to slow my roll a little bit, I’ve decided to share my favorite books so far in this physical life. Here we go!

Hunted Geekerella The Rose & the Dagger (The Wrath & the Dawn, #2)  The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1)  The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1) The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, #2) Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3) Heartless Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles, #3.5)  Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2) Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3) Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1) We Were Liars Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, #1) Of Triton (The Syrena Legacy, #2) Of Neptune (The Syrena Legacy, #3)  Of Poseidon (The Syrena Legacy, #1) Eleanor & Park Attachments The Hating Game A Man Called Ove

I tried to think of the books that I may have most likely gushed over and I think I did pretty good though in actuality, I may have a much smaller and closer to my heart list but anyways, for any of you who wants to know me, these are a few of my favorite things.

Thanks for coming along this far with me, to those who might actually read my posts… I appreciate the support!


I arrived at 22! All thanks to the Lord who saw it fit to keep me here as long as this.



You Can Create Opportunities|| I have Proof

One day I was at a park in my Island’s Capitol. It was a busy day and the sun was hot (as usual in the Caribbean) This year’s independence they had dolled the city up a bit, and I noticed that they had painted along the harbor with the flag. For weeks after, I told my boyfriend how much I wish I could take a photo there so that years later when I am old I would go back and take another photo there.It was also just the perfect photo spot with the cruise ships in the background.He responded, “why not?” I would make excuses , “nahhh, too many people” or “The sun is way too hot” . The feeling nagged at me for weeks though. I felt like I had to take a photo there because I wanted to so much. So one day in the hot sun and a busy day, He again told me hey we are going to take that picture. I was nervous and scared and even though no one was looking at me (or maybe they were) I got up onto that platform and took this picture;

benica onflag thing

That same night I posted it on social media as normal in our time. I felt great and happy literally following the quote of doing something that scares you everyday. I treasure this picture a lot and hope to print it soon( Album lovers)

There is something about doing something for yourself and kicking fear’s butt that leaves some kinda hormone lingering in you for quite a while. ANYWAY that same night I got a message on fb………

Now this person had never spoken to me before so I was like nah this person wants something. I was right of course. He was my age,  in the creative industry or rather doing things to open opportunities in that industry. He wanted me to advertise a T-shirt he had made by taking a photo in that spot. He couldn’t even pay me or anything but I did get a free t-shirt which I do count as something.


I Was a Model For A Day


I think you get my point by now. This was not the grandest thing but it could have been. Any one thing you do opens one door out there in opportunity land. The scarier it is might be the bigger the door, in the long term( or short term) or sometimes the smaller depending on if it was a good choice or not. It could have been an added acquaintance, a big billboard advertisement (I Wish) or just a photo for an aspiring artist. I am no expert however this was just another added evidence for me, a gentle reminder that if I want things to happen in my life, I would need to step up and DO SOMETHING because I am the only one with the keys to open my very stylish doors of opportunity.