10 EYE OPENING DECISIONS TO MAKE FOR 2019 (& BEYOND)

I’ve always hated rollercoasters. That feeling of your stomach dropping from your throat to your feet just wasn’t for me. I assumed, as long as I stayed off them – I wouldn’t have to endure that awful traumatic feeling that left me crying for hours when I was about 8 years old. Little did I know – that feeling finds you even when you have both feet on the ground.

The past year has been one for the books. Life altering if you want to be utterly dramatic. Just 365 days ago, I thought my world was turned upside down and then thrown around for full effect. I saw no light at the end of my tunnel.

Looking back now, I was EMBARRASSINGLY hopeless. I was inconsolable. No matter what people said or did, I couldn’t snap out of the DESPAIR I blamed others for putting me into.

But here I am. 365 days later. I made it. I’m still standing & I have never felt more fearless in my life.

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4 BOOKS THAT CHANGED MY LIFE (& YOU SHOULD READ THEM)

Reading is the ultimate form of escaping your own reality without actually running away from it.

Reading allows you to feel as though you’ve left your problems behind, when in actuality, the right book will do nothing more than reiterate the potential, strength, and beauty that you already have. Sometimes a really good book is just there to remind you of everything you already know but may need to hear someone else say.

The right book will be there to help you feel less alone in your own unconscious, your fears, and your dreams because you’ve established a connection with either a character, or the message itself.

THAT’S what a good book does.

I am an avid reader. Give me a cup of green tea or a great latte, a good book (I am SO not a fan of this whole e-reader generation), a quiet remote comfortable location, and you wont hear from me for hours. People have actually handed me books before just to shut me up and make me go away when I was being utterly annoying adorable.

Philosophies, Satires, Thrillers, Mysteries, Undeniable Love – I enjoy it all. Books are my way to escape reality for a few hours a day. They allow me the opportunity to run away from the dramas of life, from the responsibilities of the day, and just think about something else for a minute. They are my breathe of fresh air, my entertainment, and my education. They let me see the world, travel through time, and teach me new ways of being.

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”

– Stephen King

There are so many books that I could sit down and discuss for hours. So many books that I would recommend to readers or any sort. But there are only a few books that I can open at anytime in life and find new meaning in based on what I have going on at that time.

There are only so many books that have taught me to think, feel and connect on new levels. The impact that these books have had on me not only continue to translate in my own emotional understanding of my life, but have enriched the way I interact with others and the relationships that this has allowed me to form.

So, what do these 4 books that changed my life all have in common?

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