5. “Books, and only books, give me a chance to escape the realms of reality.”
I love books! My dream is to have my own library in my own house. Just like you see in those older movies in the older like houses. One day it will happen. I’m always buying books, even if I have never read it before. I read just about anything I can get my hands on. I spend most of my time reading than anything. When most people go out on a Friday night to hang with there friends, I am usually at home in my room reading a good book and watching something on Netflix. And that’s normally my choice. I can’t explain why, but books I guess are just more enjoyable. Sometimes they can be there for you more than a person in reality. I can honestly say that I have learned a lot of things from the books that I have read. Good things, things that have brought me closer to God and to Christ. I am going to tell you about a few of the books that I have read and actually own. I recommend reading them if you have not read them. You can’t find them all in a book store, but you can find them on Amazon.
I own all of the Percy Jackson books. I even have the first movie. I have read this series at least twice already. I love Greek mythology and these books bring me into that whole different world of Greek mythology. This is one of many books that I like to get lost into. These books have been around for a little while so I am sure many of you have read them, but if you have not I completely recommend them.
Robin Jones Gunn is an amazing author. I started with her by reading the Christy Miller Series. It is a religious book about a teenager and some of her friends. I learned a lot of things from these books and I hope one day to actually meet the author. Meeting Robin is actually on my list of things to do before I die. One of the characters name is Doug and from him I made a promise, a vow. He would not kiss until his wedding day. He didn’t want to get too passionate with his loved one until his wedding day. I have decided to take up that challenge. I will not kiss any man until my wedding day. Like Doug I want my kiss to be special and only for the man I marry.
Christy Miller has four volumes that is twelve books. She is one amazing girl. From Christy I learned that reading the Bible isn’t easy, but it is possible. It also doesn’t matter how long you read that bible. You can take all the time in the world to read the bible. Also when you read the bible you should it as the God wrote is especially for you and is speaking right to you. Through out her years she would also write letters to her future husband. I decided to do that to. It sounds weird I know, but it’s actually very calming and fun. On my wedding night that is when I will let my husband read them. You can write anything. About your self or about him or your thoughts and ides. Just another way of letting him now you love him and you prayed for him and always thought about him even though you never knew who he was.
She also has her own college years. I am sure going to need these once I go back to school! Yes, back to school! The one thing was running away from.
Christy has friend name Sierra! She too has 4 volumes, twelve books. She is one spunky girl. From her I have learned to become less shy than I already am. I have also learned from both girls to try to do new things and be adventurous! It’s actually been rather fun! They both have a friend, her name is Katie. I have not read those one’s yet, but I plan on buying them. She has website. And here it is. http://www.robingunn.com/books/ She has other books too, but these are the only one’s I have read.
I have read so many other books. I could go on and on about all the books I have and read, but I just don’t have the time. Share with me the books you have read. I sure would love to know what you all read and give them a try myself. I have a lost of books I plan on reading and book series I have to finish getting so I can read them. I am a total book warm! The best thing anyone could get me is gift cards to book stores and Amazon. One Easter I got an I-pod shuffle, but I didn’t want it. I traded it in for books. Some people might think I am crazy, but I really did do that and I have no regrets to this day. So please read these books and tell me what you think. And please give me more book ideas!
BE WHO ARE AND NOT YOU AREN’T
Be as crazy as you want to and don’t even worry about what others have to say. God did not create us to judge others.
“I don’t need easy I just need possible.”
I get meltdowns, as I am sure everyone else does at one point in their lives. And when we have them we need someone to talk to. Usually we go to our friends. But even they have their own problems and can’t always come on a whim and help us with ours no matter how much they want to.
Well I had one the other day. I thought I would be done by the time my parents got home as they were out. I miss calculated by a long shot. So I tried to fake being asleep, but mom the, oh so wise one, did not buy it. Thus she found me on my bed my face full of tears. Ugh! She wouldn’t leave me alone even though I tried to get her to go. So I started talking, telling her about my problems. It was actually really nice to talk to her about all the wacko stuff going on in my life right now.
I guess my point is always talk to your mom and/or dad. I know that I don’t always want to tell them things mostly because I don’t want to be judged. I mean who really wants to be judged. It’s a hard thing not to do, but something this world needs to work on. Anyways…..
Talk to your parents and thank God for them every day. Tell them you love them. But in person and with a hug.
4. “Writing is something you do alone. Its a profession for introverts who want to tell you a story but don’t want to make eye contact while doing it.”
John Green, Thoughts from Places: The Tour
I write in my diary like every day. Sometimes I would say it is worth reading, other times not so much. I like to write, I really enjoy it. I am on my 10th diary! I also write so I don’t forget things that have happened. I don’t fear a lot of things, but one of the few things I do fear is losing my memory. Though it’s already happening. Too many things to remember and my brain can’t hold it all! J One of things on my “bucket list” is to get my diaries published, but after I am dead! A few years after! That is if I die as an old grandma!
I talk to people, but often what I want say doesn’t come out the way I want it to. Or I am not able to speak the words at all. Writing it down and sending it to someone is easier for me. I love writing out letters and mailing them. I would do that to my older sister Vanya. I have not done that in some time, but I am starting that back up. Yesterday I had written out a letter to my younger sister Abi. I have not mailed it yet, but I will. I know that they don’t hold the emotions that the voice carries, but it’s better than a text right? I think so. I imagine that when someone is reading my letter they will hear my voice like it is done in the movies. J Words come to me better on paper. Though even then it’s not always as perfect as I want it to be.
I think we should bring that back. Letter writing. It’s fun to get mail, at least it is for me. I don’t get mail, so looking forward to a letter from my sisters is a lot of fun. Or it will be. The anticipation of will they write back and when will it come kills me, but it’s totally worth it. I am a geek for letters. I wish it hadn’t died out like it did.
Eye contact. Those I talk to, might notice that I don’t always look you in the eye when we are talking. Sorry, but it creeps me out kind of. But I am listening, so don’t worry.
Ps. The Picture of Mary was taken on the family road trip at a church called Holy Family Parish.
3. “Telling an introvert to go to a party is like telling a saint to go to Hell.”
Yes, yes it is. Though I cannot say I have never been to a party. Though the definition of party can have several meanings. For me as I am not 21 my parties would include non-alcoholic parties. Unless it is a family party. I can remember some parties that I partook in. Some I enjoyed, most I was just asking myself why I am I here.
Let me see, I know a few it’s just where to start. Well here is one I actually enjoyed. It was a birthday party for an old friends sweet sixteen. I remember getting the invitation, I was so happy that I actually got invited! It was a dance party and there were a few other girls there that I knew. We were all in the same choir. So anyways, I actually enjoyed myself. I will admit it did take me a little while to really get into the full of it, but in the end I was on that dance floor freaking out like the rest of the girls. Did I mingle though? No! I stayed with the girls I already knew. To this day I cannot believe that I actually got on that dance floor. I didn’t get wild or anything, but to say I actually got on that dance floor is something. Considering when my parents took me and my sister on cruises I would never get on the dance floor. Not in front of all those complete strangers!
Another birthday party I was invited to was a surprise party. Again I was totally excited I got an invite. This one was less wild and for the most part I was quiet. Sure I talked and laughed, but I stayed in my own seat and observed most of the time. Granted it was fun. I think being a part of a surprise party was more exciting to me than anything. It had been my first and last. I was like 16 or 17. Honestly can’t remember all the details.
Gatherings at my house with family and friends is okay. I hate large groups and crowds. The less people the better. Often I would pray that they would all leave after an hour or two and not mingle around. I laugh at this, I would go in the bathroom and sneak a chapter from the book I was reading at the time. Hey, whatever it takes to read my books! J
Now when I was in training at FMC my sister Abi got a dance party going. I refused to get on the dance floor. Her and our friend Noah literally tried dragging me on to the floor. I fought back, naturally. I did watch as some of those getting on the dance floor really got in to it and some even knew how to dance. Oh, and there was this time all the singles went to the square. Again you could not get me to dance. Though I will have to give props to Noah for trying. Though most I did that night was get goofy in water fountain with Abi. Now that was fun!
In Ecuador both the guys and the girls went on a retreat and there was a dance party. I was actually not going to go, but I did. And after two minutes I left. Too loud and way too many people!
So as one can read I am not a party animal. I would much rather stay home and read a good book or enjoy a movie. No crowds and no people, just me. Or late night with a friend.