One of Those Weeks!

We all have them. Everything seems to be due. There never seems to be enough time. And on top of it all, you are super tired. Today is the Wednesday of one of those weeks. I feel so close to freedom and still like I am only really half way there.

I guess what I really want to know is what do you do to get out of this slump. I feel as if I’ve been slumping for weeks, all leading up to this final week. I keep telling myself that
“next week will get better.” Maybe this time I am telling the truth and yet again, maybe I’m not.

Here is a list of things I do to get out of my slump:

1.) Go for a run

2.) Take a bath

3.) Read (a good book, none of the school book stuff)

4.) Clean my room

5.) Let myself mope for a day

6.) Watch a good TV show or movie

7.) Go hang out with friends

8.) Do my make up

 

So the list can go on and on and sometimes it has to because none of the above things work. I guess what I am wondering is have you had these kinds of days or weeks and how do you fix them?

January Reads & February To-Be-Read

For the month of January I read four books. I liked every one of these books, below are my reviews of each of the books as well as a list of the books I want to read for the month of February.

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The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Rating: 5/5

I loved this book. I am so glad I got to start of my new year with this book. I wasn’t expecting to love it so much. I read this book in 3 days. It is about a girl named Mara who doesn’t remember how her friends died when a building collapses. It is about her discovering what really happened. She meets a boy named Noah who helps her through her hard time. If you like a book that isn’t based only around the romance aspect I recommend this book. It has a great story line and keeps you guessing as to what their secrets are.

Defiance by R.J Redwine

Rating: 4/5

After Mara Dyer I wasn’t sure how much I was going to like this book, but it really surprised me. It is a great dystopian novel. It is about a girl named Rachel who lives in a society where each women has a protector. After her father is declared dead she is given a new protector named Logan who also happens to be her father apprentice and the boy she declared her love to a few years before. Rachel does not believe her father is dead, and the novel is about Logan and Rachel trying to find her father. I really enjoyed this book, there were a few parts that felt slow but other than that it was a really great book. I recommend to anyone who loves a good dystopian novel.

Starters by Lissa Price

Rating: 4/5

To be honest I wasn’t sure about this novel. It was given to me a present and I wasn’t sure if i’d like the scifi aspect of it, but it really got my attention. This book is about a girl named Callie who lives is a world there adults do not excisit there are only Starters (Kid-Teens) and Enders (Seniors) Since Callie is a Starter she cannot get a job or own a house. She decided she is going to sell her body to Enders. This means that Ender can rent her body and control it through her mind. All in all, something goes wrong and Callie wakes up in the Ender life and had to figure out why bad things are happening. I look forward to reading the last book to the story. I really enjoyed the book. I recomend it to anyone who wants to try something different. My only problem was that there were a few cliche within the book (but you cannot really avoid those).

Host by Stephanie Meyer

Rating: 3/5

I was looking forward to this book so much. I was a huge twilight fan and looked forward to reading this book. Once I heard there was a movie coming out I knew I had to get on this fast. It is about a world that has been taken over by Alien souls. Melanie is captured by these aliens and a soul is put into her body. The only problem is the Melanie can still talk to the soul. They end up trying to help each other and Wander (the soul) starts to build a relationship with Melanie and starts to have feeling for the people in her life. It is a about how Wander helps Melanie and the other humans that are left. I really enjoyed this book, my only problem was how LONG is was. It is about 800 plus pages and by the last 3rd of the book I was skipping pages just to get it finished. This is unfortunately just how Stephanie writes. I still am going to see the movie and really enjoyed the interesting story line.

 February To-Be-Reads

1.) Across the Universe by Beth Revis

2.) The Death Cure by James Dashner

3.) The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick

4.) Insurgent by Veronica Roth

5.) The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

I hope you guys enjoyed this write up, I also have made a video describing all of the above books.

Let me know what books you have read for January or plan to read for February.

Determination

Hello Internet,

I thought I would share some thoughts with you today. Recently, I have become very determined to do something with my life. I know I am only 19 years old and I have my whole life ahead of me, but I feel as though I should start getting my foot in the door now. 

Today our teacher asked us to write a mission statement for our life. A mission statement is a statement of purpose, or reason for existing.  It really got me thinking. What would my mission statement be? Do I even have one?

I decided I need to make one. I need a mission statement that would help me whenever I don’t feel like pushing myself, or I get scared of the future. 

I decided to create two different mission statements that go hand in hand. I realized that my anxiety is holding me back from putting myself out there. I need to take more chances if I want to make it in the fields I like.

Mission Statements:

I must act when courage strikes, and not back down when it is gone.

My mission is to be proud of what I create, and do all in my power to share it with the world.

January Favourites

So it is that time of the month again, not that time of the month. But, it is the time when I relay my January Favourites.

Now this is the first month that I will be writing a blog post to go along with my video. So bear with me, I am new at this too.

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#1 Maybelline Mascara – The Turbo Boost

This was by far my favourite masacara this month. I used it EVERY day. I’m not kidding. It is the perfect combination of length and volume. I believe they have changed the packaging since I bought it, but it is worth a try if you find it.

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#2 Maybelline Colour Tattoo Metals – Bad to the Bronze and MAC Eyeshadow – Casino

This has been my go-to look for January. I love adding theses two products together because their colours really compliment each other. I use the Colour Tattoo as a base and then add the Mac Eyeshadow as a powder over top.

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#3 Nicole by OPI – Wear Something Spar-Kylie

I enjoyed this nail polish for new years and kinda just kept it on all month. Its a really fun colour and it stays on for a long time.

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To view my other beauty favourites as well as my random favourites watch the video below.


Thank you so much for reading

Rebecca 😀