Write the Story: One of the Best Purchases I’ve ever Made

I’ve been in and out of the works with my blog and pretty much everything else for the past several months and really I’m no longer upset with myself about it, because my reason for it has been pretty solid and I’ve gotten to a immensely better and more positive mental space because of it. So really, I’m pretty proud of myself. For once I let myself rest and truly rest. For once I listened to my body when it said enough. I listened to my mind when it needed to heal from feeling sad about the circumstances of life that befell me. I got to a place where I could take care of myself and let myself binge movies I wanted to binge and let go of reading sad stories for a long time because I couldn’t handle it.

But, this also meant I wasn’t writing. When I’m upset I do mostly end up writing, but it becomes dark and spun in a way where you can read back and literally see what a negative thought spiral looks like in my head. Spoiler alert it isn’t pretty. Most of the time they stem from having an argument with a family member or someone else I love. Or even me being sad about a problem in someone else’s life. Or feeling in general like I’m not doing enough. Sometimes, writing dark can bring out more darkness in me and I will feel more pain and more sadness then I need to. So, I stopped writing.

However, that didn’t make the passion for words in me die. It didn’t mean I was going to stop reading and writing forever. Honestly, I can’t think of a worse reality for myself. But, getting back to my passion I needed a way to take baby steps and I found the solution without even looking for it or realizing truly what one of my problems was in the first place. This wonderful book I found with no price tag on it at Barnes & Noble called: Write the Story.

This book was heaven sent. It has the quickest little prompts and words you should use in each story with just 1 page to write each with. It is a challenge and a blessing all in one.

Right away I decided to write my first little story in it and I plan on continuing on and writing in this unique booklet each day.

Here is my first story in my not so pretty handwriting:

I hope that this was readable for all of you. Also, please excuse any spelling/grammar mistakes I tend not to be the best speller.

I am writing this at 1 am and that’s just how excited I am to have something fun to put my energy into again. Plus, having a gateway back to reading and writing and the possibility of getting to a place where I’m generally happy and excited about being alive again is a wonderful thing.

Thanks for reading! Let me know your thoughts down in the comments below.

If you guys are interested, I could make a post once a week of all my little stories I write in this book. There’s a ton of pages and it could take me years to get through, but I think it’d be a fun addition to my blog.

As always,

-Till next time!

The Emoji Book Tag


Thanks to Lauren @ The Little Reading Blog for tagging me for this really awesome book tag! If you haven’t yet go check out her blog, Lauren is amazing and I love reading her posts. I just know you will love them too! 

Now on to the tag! 

This tag is so interesting because you get to pick 5 different emojis to represent 5 different books of your choice. Which means this tag will always be unique and will always be a lot of fun. I’m so excited to start! 

Nerd emoji πŸ€“πŸ€“πŸ€“

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline


Ready Player One is a nerds favorite nostalgia. It has video games. Awesome references and an amazing world. I love this book with all of my nerdy heart. I wish everyone would read it. Nerd or not. Also the nerd emoji is one of my favorite emojis it is just too cute! πŸ€“

The Octopus Emoji πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly 


I don’t Know how Jennifer Donnelly does it, but she writes beautifully across so many genres. I absolutely loved reading Deep Blue and I can’t wait to finish reading the last too books. I love them all! πŸ™

Drama emoji 🎭🎭🎭


The Last Time We Were Us by Leigh Konen 


This book is full of drama with a capital ‘D’ The cover does not at all represent the pages inside. This book was way darker than I imagined it would be. So much happened it’s unbelievable. 

Music Emoji 🎢🎢🎢


This Beats Perfect by Rebecca Denton


This book seems like it’s going to be so cool! I’ve had a copy of it since January, but I hadn’t been able to get to it yet. I love that every chapter has a song for a heading and I am excited to see what it holds! 

The Dagger Emoji πŸ—‘πŸ—‘πŸ—‘


Graceling by Kristin Cashore


Graceling is such an amazing novel. It has everything I could ever ask for. An amazing heroine who can take care of herself. A beautiful backdrop with a mixture of terrain and weather. Plus, some incredible side characters that tie the story together. I love everything about this book. Talking about it know makes me want to re-read it immediately. I’m so sad I can’t thanks to the netgalley challenge. There is always next month. 

Tag Your It

So Many Books So Little Time
The Book Nerd Dragon
&

Kyera’s Library

I hope you all enjoyed this tag! I had a lot of fun doing this and it was a long time in the making. Let me know your thoughts on my picks in the comments. Also, tell me.. “What emoji suits your personality the most?” “What emoji would others say suit you most?” 

Thanks for reading. 

-Till next time! 

InterconnectedΒ 


There is so much out there in this crazy world 

People meet 

Flickering in and out of each other’s lives in an instant 

Some stay some go

Some change your life forever 

Some live nearby 

Some live in another world

I love the way we all connect to one another 

There is not a single person living that isn’t somehow known by one person or another 

We are all bounded by association 

We live by our stories 

With authors known and unknown

I saw this boy that was really cute in the mall the other day

His smile made my heart beat fast 

That little boy was so sweet giving his ice cream to his crying sister 

I wish I had as deep a love as that older couple 

He, she, they, all are beautiful 

By just a glance 

We see our dreams 

Perceive realities 

And create our vision of the world 

Each moment matters 

Every word spoken 

Every heart that beats reaches out to another 

Let us build a better word 

Let us stay inspired, beautiful, strong, and hopeful 

Let us all believe in one another 

And thank the strangers that created the moments that have changed us forever 

We are individuals 

But we are all connected 

Everyday is a day to share our lives 

There is so much out there in this crazy world

Thank you all for reading! I hope you enjoyed, let me know your thoughts down in the comments.

Till next time!