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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Book Blogger Challenge: Day Four

What's the last book you flung across the room?

This is an awesome question. I don't know why, but I love it. It reminds me of the scene in Silver Lining's Playbook when Bradley Cooper's character throws his book out the window and basically blames Ernest Hemingway for everything wrong in the world. I think we can all relate to Bradley Cooper in that moment from some point in our lives.

I can't quite remember any books specifically that I ended up throwing across the room...but I can probably guess that some of my textbooks for school ended up...let's just say, further away from me than they should have. I've definitely flung pencils and pens in my room out of frustration for whatever I'm writing or if I'm trying to figure out a math problem (ugh..math). 

A similar feeling to this I feel is the genuine shock when you discover a major plot twist in a story. One moment that stands out to me was when I was reading Catching Fire. For those of you who haven't read it, I won't spoil the surprise. (Unfortunately the movie trailer kind of gives it away..but still. I'll spare you just in case.) I just remember I was reading at the kitchen counter, discovered the shocking twist, and just closed the book shut. I literally sat there in awe for a handful of seconds...totally blindsided by the event. Apparently, some of my friends who also read the book saw that coming, so I felt kind of like an idiot a little afterwards. Nonetheless, I still love that book.

Oh, random side note. This gif makes me want to fling my laptop across the room.

Now you know.

Monday, August 5, 2013


Life is about to get pretty crazy (once again). After coming home from five amazing months working in Disney, I've been having an extremely mellow and low-key summer back home in California. I've had my moments where I really miss Florida, all of my friends, and just the lifestyle that came with the internship, but I've learned to move on and focus on my next step.

I'm about to take a big risk and really step out of my comfort zone by moving to Southern California. I'm honestly not much of a city girl, but at the same time I really love being places where there's lots of things to do. I'm from an extremely small town (no stoplights, one four-way stop, and less than 400 people in my entire high school), so I'm really not used to big cities and the like. San Francisco actually terrifies me...the traffic alone gives me anxiety. I know...Southern California is a million times worse when it comes to traffic, but I'm going to have to face that fear.

There's one lesson I've learned in the past couple years after graduating high school: Change is inevitable. People grow apart, your opinions and views start to shift, and your goals start to transform. I graduated college with the plan of majoring in psychology and getting a career as a counselor of some sort. I wanted to go to school in the Bay Area. I started dating my second boyfriend.

Here I am now. I'm majoring in marketing. I'm moving to SoCal. Heck, I worked in my favorite place in the entire world. (I'm also single..but that's usual for me.) Going through all of these changes, moving across the country, coming back, and now moving down south, really teaches me to be prepared for anything. I might be scared, but everything will work out in the end.

People change. There are friends I have here that I used to talk to on a daily basis, but now we rarely even text. At one point I was able to tell these people everything, and now we're merely acquaintances, almost strangers. But that's okay, because through this process I've also gained amazing friends that mean the world to me.

I'm slowly preparing myself mentally for my next step, because I know this is how I'm going to grow and discover more about myself as a person.

Everything happens for a reason, you just have to be prepared.