Life Changing (pt. 1)

Top Ten Books That Have Changed My Life in Some Way

  1. White Teeth – Zadie Smith
  2. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter – Carson McCullers
  3. The Awakening – Kate Chopin
  4. Cereus Blooms at Night – Shani Mootoo
  5. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – J.K. Rowling
  6. The Dresden Files – Jim Butcher
  7. Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
  8. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  9. Hyperbole and a Half – Allie Brosh
  10. One in Every Crowd – Ivan Coyote
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Reading Challenge

Books I’d like to read by the end of the year. 

  1. Jim Butcher, The Dresden Files: Summer Knight 04
  2. Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
  3. Neil Pasricha, The Book of Awesome
  4. J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone
  5. Alice Sebold, Lovely Bones
  6. Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Le Petit Prince
  7. Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat Pray Love
  8. Jim Butcher, The Dresden Files: Death Masks 05
  9. Jim Butcher, The Dresden Files: Blood Rites 06
  10. Lewis Carroll, Alice aux pays des Merveilles
  11. Chris Nihmey, Two Sides To The Story
  12. Rae Spoon & Ivan E. Coyote, Gender Failure
  13. Amanda Stevens, Lover Stranger
  14. Debra Webb, Protective Instincts
  15. J.R.R. Tolken, LoTR: The Fellowship of the Ring
  16. Joel Osteen, I Declare
  17. Richard Wagamese, Indian Horse
  18. J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets

Do you have any book suggestions for me?
Please comment down below. 

My Favorite Things

What always makes me feel better?

Well isn’t that a loaded question. Sort of – Not really. There are a lot of things that make me feel better; it depends on the situation and what I feel like doing at the time. For instance, sometimes I clean to de-stress so that makes me feel better. Doing my makeup is therapeutic, so is drawing and painting and writing, and jogging. Sometimes I take naps, just cause. These are just a few of my favorite things.

*Insert Appropriate Sound of Music Reference Here*

I had to. #sorrynotsorry

Just so you know, I hummed the tune of this song the entire time I was editing these lyrics.  Mind you, The Sound of Music is also one of my favorite movies…
So here you are: mostly re-written lyrics (it was a lot harder than I thought it would be).

Chocolate on cheesecake
And Makeup and brushes
Bright colored dresses and warm tender touches
Soaring up high like a bird with wings
These are a few of my favorite things

Good shows on Netflix and hiking on mountains
Perfume and glitter
And wishes in fountains
Books on the shelves and playing on swings
These are a few of my favorite things

Swimming in oceans on hot summer days
Hunting for treasure and driving down highways
Indulging in food and glamorous rings
These are a few of my favorite things

When the dog bites
When a bee stings
When I’m feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don’t feel so bad

Chocolate on cheesecake and makeup and brushes
Bright colored dresses and warm tender touches
Soaring up high like a bird with wings
These are a few of my favorite things

Good shows on Netflix and hiking on mountains
Perfume and glitter and wishes in fountains
Books on the shelves and playing on swings
These are a few of my favorite things

Swimming in oceans on hot summer days
Hunting for treasure and driving down highways
Indulging in food and glamorous rings
These are a few of my favorite things

 

Weirdo

“Mr and Mrs Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much”

I on the other hand am not, and I’m proud of it.

Not being normal is an awesome thing and people who claim they are ‘normal’ are in denial. I mean… look at Mr and Mrs Dursley.

  1. There’s No such thing as ‘normal’. Everyone has quirks. Harry was as awkward as they could be, but he was ‘the chosen one’.
  2. Being weird is like being a superhero: a really awesome, bad-ass superhero. Look at Hermione for instance. She was a smart, odd, and yet, a very powerful witch. No one thought twice about messing with her.
  3. Standing out; everyone remembers the awkward weirdo… Ron and the entire Weasly clan. They stood out far more than any other characters in the series and not because of their hair.

Really though, weird is natural; it’s authentic, genuine, and simply cool.

Everything but the Kitchen sink

#14 #whatsinmyhandbag

I carry a lot of weight on my shoulders: metaphorically and literally.

Whether I am carrying a backpack or purse, there always seems to be a surplus of items that I really don’t need but carry around ‘just in case’. Bad habit I know, but you seriously never know what could happen and if you need that one item you left at home that one day.

My typical bag hold the following items:

  1. Makeup Bag (Inside: Concealer, Powder, Lipstick, Beauty Blender, Mirror, Small Brush, a Travel-Size Mascara, Tweezers, Eyebrow Pencil, and Moisturizer).
  2. Wallet.
  3. A Good Book (Currently: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling).
  4. Cellphone.
  5. Keys.
  6. Gum or Mints.
  7. Tissue.
  8. Hand Lotion.
  9. Hand Sanitizer.
  10. Deoderant.

 

Ps: Feature image is not my actual bag.