Wednesday, October 29, 2014

I Am Not A Zombie Fan But I Loved iZombie Dead To The World

I really do NOT get the whole zombie obsession. The concept of dead rotten bodies being cool is really strange to me. But I really did love reading this graphic novel by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred by DC Comic's Vertigo.

When I saw the cover of the comic in the library, I immediately thought "That looks like Debbie Harry of Blondie". Loved the art and the funny strong writing. This is a new twist on the zombie lore. Gwen Dylan is the main character.

This is the first book in the comic series. I hope to be able to find the other books in this series.

No, this did not make me a zombie fan. Warm Bodies the movie was  just passable to watch and I have never watched The Walking Dead but I really enjoyed this comic. I was even grossed out with all the zombie talk will watching Dylan Dog. Yes it was a lame movie but the lead actor is really cute.

Have you ever heard of or read the iZombie comic series?

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

My Thoughts And A Review - Finding Me By Michelle Knight

This book will make you definitely count your blessings and appreciate your freedom.

Michelle Knight is the first of the three women kidnapped by Ariel Castro. She underwent horrible torture, abuse and isolation at the hands of that horrible man. But don't let that stop you from reading this thought provoking book.

I was amazed and comforted immediately at how insightful and forgiving this strong young woman is. Her book is a book of hope not of despair. Michelle focused on seeing her child again. She constantly demonstrates a huge amount of inner strength to overcome more than a decade of abuse.

Overall, she describes the abuse in a bit of detail but not in overwhelming graphic detail. You understand the horrors Castro inflicted upon the women but she also talks about the small but important ways she took a positive view of life one day at a time.

I read this book in almost one sitting. It is very easy to read and very interesting. We have all see the news reports about what happened and wondered how the women were doing since their release. Michelle has absolutely decided to move forward in her life and live a full life with healing and determination.

How can any of us complain about the little things in life when we realize how horrible things were for this woman and she came out of this terrible situation stronger and with so much hope. I admire her strength and it inspires me to be thankful for the many things I could take for granted.

Every woman should read this book as a warning of being too trusting with strangers. Michelle had a very troubled childhood and it is sad that this horrible thing happened to her. But I am so happy that she and the other women were found and released. I hope peace, healing and happiness for them all.

Freedom is so precious. The ability to go wherever whenever you choose is a blessing and a privilege. Take a moment every once in a while to realize not everyone has the freedom and is in as safe an environment as we are.

Tell me what you think of this book.

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

I"m Back! New Posts and Update Coming Soon

Early morning in downtown Raleigh. I love this city. It has changed so much over the years.

I  have been enjoying riding around rediscovering the places I remember from the past and finding new places to enjoy new things.

New job (a blessing and a strong motivation not to settle for being underemployed). Job searching for a much better job. Learning how to manage my time around a new schedule. I've also become a lot more determined and focused to follow my dreams.

I missed blogging. I missed talking to you all. 

It is now or never. Life is so short. Go for it. Do it. Do it NOW!

More to come soon.

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

You Never Know Where The Path Will Lead You

Wooded area beside the Cape Fear River
Lately I have been challenging myself to take more risks in life. Smart risks of course. Life is too short to be so shy as not to ask a question that might lead to discovering something new and exciting.

I have spent too much of my life not speaking up when I should have. Now I just step out and don't over think things. My world has really started to open up and be a lot more interesting.

Everyday I try to go to new places. Having new adventures is a daily goal. For most of my life, I always found safety and security in proven rituals or routines. But the thing is: when you do the same things, the same way for years, you usually get the same results.

This type of behavior can lead to becoming settled and not growing in confidence or knowledge. The goal is to take a different path everyday. I am making a lot of amazing positive changes in my life right now because I shook things up in my life and stepped out on faith to live a more fulfilled life.

Life is full of paths. Some paths are good decisions. Some paths are clearly bad decisions.

Finding the courage to take that first step down a positive life changing path has been one of the best decisions I've made in a long time.

Thanks for reading!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Jewelry Of The Day - Rhinestones And Rock Crystal

Hi Everyone!

It is so good to be back talking to you all again. Finally my tedious computer issues are over. LOL!

These are the three pieces of simple jewelry I wore today. Earrings: clear beads on silver wire, necklace: a big single rhinestone pendant on a silver chain that I got a New York Company and bracelet: a chunky but smooth polished rock crystal piece from Black Market Minerals in Myrtle Beach, SC.

I love going to Black Market Minerals when I visit the beach. The store is full of jewelry made from all kinds of stones and lots of loose stones for display, jewelry making or collecting. The location I visited was in BareFoot Landing.

Thanks for reading!

Sunset - End Of Great Day

What are you going to let the sunset on in your life today?

I had a small problem that was stressing me out a lot more than I should have let it. Unfortunately, I was still letting that annoying situation bother me as I was about to go to sleep. This is not good for my health and happiness. Of course all of this rehashing the problem without deciding on a definite course of action did nothing to help. 
I should have been confident enough to bring my thought process to a logical stopping place. Let it go. Have faith that things will work out. Acknowledge to myself that I "worked the problem" and move on.

The next day, everything worked out fine. All the stress was for nothing. All of the "worst is going to happen" thinking was completely unnecessary.

At the end of the day, just as the sun is setting, I will remind myself to let go of that day's problems because I know I did my best. Be confident. Have faith. Let it go.

Thanks for reading!