Most people have one physical thing about themselves that they like: legs, calves, arms, smile. I have always loved my hair. It helps that people have been complimenting me on my hair since I was a toddler. Growing up, I basically looked like Snow White—very pale skin and VERY dark hair. So dark, that kids asked me in elementary school if I had blue hair. It was thick and curly, though the curls have calmed down into waves. Once, a woman came up to my mom at a toy store and asked if she had dyed my hair—at five-years-old!
There needs to be more YA stories that take place during college. Plain and simple. It’s as if when you graduate high school you go straight into the smutty/romance novels of New Adult. Your journey in finding yourself doesn’t stop when you leave those high school halls.
My biggest problem when writing essays in school was always the beginning. I would have all these ideas, sometimes written out in notes or already in my word document. But as the minutes ticked on, I always came to a standstill—How do I start? How do I physically start to cohesively bring all my ideas together and put it to paper?
Something about me: I’ve been sick for about nine years. It all started New Year’s Eve 2008, halfway through my senior year of high school. I had my very first migraine and from that day on, I’ve had some type of headache every day. Every day for the past nine years. Then in the middle of college, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Strange word, right? Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes widespread pain, fatigue, memory issues, and basically anything else that can go wrong with your body. One way to look at it: my body feels like a gigantic bruise. My headaches only added to the problem. I spent a lot of time stuck in bed. I STILL spend a lot of time stuck in bed.
I’ve decided to start integrating more classics into my TBR list this year. Out of my 100 Goodreads goal for the year, I want to read 12 classics—essentially one per month.
I read 95 books in 2017. 95 BOOKS! This was the best reading I’ve ever had. I read diversely—both in authors and subject matter. I branched out of my comfort zone and discovered I kind of like mysteries? Yes, most of the books I read are Young Adult, but the atmosphere there is so inspiring. If I made a list of my favorite books of the year it would probably be over 50 books long. So, I decided to do a list of my favorite authors I read this year instead. The list will be in alphabetical order and some authors are listed with more than one book. Let’s get started!
Hello! Not going to lie, 2017 was pretty garbage on the movie front; it was pretty garbage all around but that’s for another time. Most of the movies this year just lacked creativity and originality, in my opinion. Still, I was able to scrounge up ten films that made me happy this year. Here are my Top Ten Movies of 2017!
It’s the New Year! Meaning its time to work on your resolutions, if only for a month or two. I’ve been wanting to create a blog for quit sometime now, but the actual “doing” of said thing has always been the challenge. BUT! ‘Tis the New Year, meaning: fresh start, clean slate, new calendar. Let’s get it started!
Oh wow. I just quoted a Black Eyed Peas song, didn’t I? I totally understand if stop reading altogether…