Reading Goals: Almost there!

I’m sincerely impressed to be that close to reaching, and by the looks of it exceeding, my goal. I know the GoodReads Challenge isn’t the most creative challenge, I still feel like that’s pretty cool. 

Now, I know I’ve read some novellas and GoodReads counts them but I don’t. Not really anyway. And I know manga barely makes it as a book (at least in my perspective. I’m harder on myself when it comes to reading and set my standard at two manga per book). So I plan to exceed my goal of 65 books by reading at least 72 books to offset.

And I’m getting way to analytical. 

Yay me at being close to the finish line! 

Wise Words: The Launch

*Updated 5 minutes after initial post

I was going to leave it at just the picture because that says it all, but then I remember while National Blog Post Month is to post daily the second half of the challenge is to do some actual writing. So ….

What I love most about this quote is that so often we focus only on the things that are going wrong. And I’m not talking about the trivial things like the car that cut you off, the barista who put too much chocolate in your mocha, the boss who just won’t let you be. I’m talking about things that are a little more of a big deal like making sure you have enough to pay the rent, groceries, and gas to get to work and those times that you don’t have enough. I’m talking about the job that seems to go in circles, neither challenging you or enriching your life. I’m talking about the difficulties that doesn’t seem to let up.

And then I think of this quote. An arrow can only make its mark when it has been drawn.

There are exceptions to every rule, every perspective, every situation, but where difficulties are concern, most times greater things are yet to come.

So, wait for it. The Launch. When it seems like you’re taking one step forward, but two steps back. Wait for it. You’ll be launching towards your target soon enough 🙂 .

30-Day Blogging Challenge: Day 14

Day 14: Provide pictures of 5 celebrity crushes

Let me first clarify “crush.” And I need to do this because I honestly believe I don’t have any celebrity crushes. I know I sound prudish and like a moralist, but I’m just being honest. Now, I have looked at celebrities and said “not bad looking” or “wow, he’s good looking,” but thinking someone looks handsome or third-degree burns hot (what can I say? I really liked Link’s description of Ridley – see Beautiful Creatures), to me, doesn’t constitute a crush. So,

Crush: an intense and usually passing infatuation

Infatuation: being in an infatuated state of condition

1. to cause to be foolish: deprived of sound judgement
2. to inspire with foolish or extravagant love or admiration

And there’s no celebrity–actor, artist, or otherwise–that has caused any type of infatuation … in my adulthood, anyway.

On that note, here are the five celebrities (since the challenge called for just five 😉 )that I think are good-looking in their own right. And truthfully, some of them I associate their charm with a character they played (just saying).

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