Coffee Break, Uncategorized

Countdown to 2017!

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It’s officially New Year’s Eve!! The time of the year where we reflect on the year behind us and look forward to the year before us. When I look back on 2016 I don’t like everything that I see. I lost myself in 2016 and in 2017 I would like to find myself again. During the year I found myself getting discouraged about school, trying to take care of everyone else, and not taking care of my health. I let my grades drop and allowed my weight to rise. I had more anxiety this year than I ever have had. I lost the love of my life, my dog, Justin.
Of course there were good things I went on vacation with the most unique extended family ever. I went with my boyfriend for his first ever vacation! I got a new car and got a new dog, Barrett. I attempted to make more meaningful friendships, but found myself stressing about pleasing everyone. I tried many new things and found new things that I would like to try.
In 2017 I would like to get back to knowing me and loving me. Yes that does include wanting to lose weight, and continue the mantra “new year, new me”, but I do truly feel like I lost myself 2016. I want to read more, explore new things, and find out who I am again. Basically, I’m going to be selfish. I still plan on loving my family, my dog, and my boyfriend, and will try to give them what they need at a reasonable expense to myself. In 2017 I would like to be unequivocally happy in everything that I do. What are some of your resolutions for the new year? Until next time,
Keep Turning the Pages
90s Born Reader
Book Reviews, Uncategorized

Looking for Alaska, John Green

   looking for alaska     Looking for Alaska was beautifully written by John Green. It speaks of love and loss, and finding oneself while keeping it lighthearted enough. Looking for Alaska is about a boy, “Purge” Halter, who does not necessarily fit in at his normal school, and does not have any friends. His parents decide it is time for him to transfer to boarding school, Culver Creek, and try his luck out there. Upon arrival he meets his roommate who is soon to become his best friend, The Colonel, and a girl, Alaska, who he will come to love and hate all at the same time, like young love so often makes you feel. Their time spent at Culver Creek is one making lasting impressions on each other, testing boundaries, and trying to figure out “If they will ever get out of the labyrinth”.

I did not like this one as much as I liked The Fault in Our Stars, but I still really enjoyed this one. I loved how it was written as a count down, and with each passing day I was wondering what we were counting down to, and what we got to was shocking. I liked what this novel made you think about, and whether you cherish the people around you, and how you react to the circumstances you are given. If you read The Fault in Our Stars and loved it, continue reading the rest of John Green’s collection and you will enjoy the way you feel while reading, and how much it opens your mind to everything else. Until next time,

Keep Turning the Pages

90s Born Reader