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September is here


I can’t believe that it is already the Labour Day long weekend. It seemed like it was just yesterday that June was arriving and the weather was starting to get hot. It is a bit different in the summer time when you have a full time job and you don’t go to school anymore. The days all start to mesh into one and there is no change that tell you when something is different. Every year when I smell the marygolds, it always takes me back to when I was younger and just anticipating the first day of school. I would  get into my new clean clothes and attend the first day of school with pride, nervousness but also with hope. It would be a new year and that meant a fresh start.

Now that I am an adult and in the working world things are a bit different and my priorities are always changing. I have goals and ambitions that I am striving to achieve. If it is one thing that I have learned since I have graduated university is that it is important to have and strive for life goals. If  you don’t then what are you living for? It’s great if you are making a lot of money, but if you just let it sit there, what is the point? If you’ve always wanted to learn a skill but haven’t done so, what is stopping you? We are on this world for a short time so we shouldn’t let anything stop us from doing what we want and love.

September is like a wake up call for me every year. I might not be going back to school, but I have goals that I want to achieve. I make to-do lists of what I would love to see or learn and ways that I can get them done. We should always keep on moving forward and never stop learning. We will never learn everything in our life times, but that doesn’t mean that we should stop once we graduate high school or university. Take a course or a class that might interest you, even if you don’t need it for work. Just do it and see where it takes you. You might meet a new person or find a new passion that you weren’t aware of before.

September is a check point every year for me and I think it will always remain that way. It is also the beginning of one of my favorite seasons; fall. 🙂

What are you looking forward to the most in the fall season?

Life, Love and Lemons Cover Reveal

Couple lying on a picnic table
Life, Love, & Lemons by Magan Vernon
Publication date: August 2013
Genre: YA Contemporary

When life hands you lemons, sometimes you have to say screw the lemons and bail.

Seventeen-year-old Bentley Evans had it all. Then her Dad got laid off.

Now she has to move across town to a small apartment and leave her life of luxury for public school and a job at the local burger place. Just when her world seems like it’s crumbling she finds solace in the unlikely punk boy next door, Kai Rowe. But as their relationship blossoms, a  jealous ex-girlfriend and a secret to tell that threatens to bring disaster back into Bentley’s life.

Magan Vernon is a Young Adult and New Adult writer who lives with her family in the insurance capital of the world. She is in a very serious, fake relationship with Adam Lambert and constantly asks her husband to wear guyliner. He still refuses. She also believes her husband is secretly an alien, disguised as a southern gentleman.

Drifting Apart…

Why do people drift apart?

Life is often an eye opener to those around us. It speaks even when we don’t want to listen and just want to ignore what is happening around us. It is often a harsh reality that we only see when we are at our lowest point. It is also the sweetest thing that you can experience. 🙂

One thing that I’ve been thinking about lately is why some people drift apart and others don’t. There are a lot of reasons such as life itself, distance, work,etc. However, when it comes down to it, it is really how much effort one is willing to put into a relationship. It can be a friendship, a relationship or a family member.

I’ve known some people since high school and we don’t see each other often, yet when we do meet up or talk, it is as though we have known each other forever, and it hasn’t been six months since we’ve seen each other last. There are others that I knew for a short period of time and I felt like we were really close, then something happened and I barely see them now. What interests me is the fact that I am the one that is always trying to set something up or contacting them, yet nothing comes out of it. It is always the same response ” yeah we should meet up soon, it’s been a while”, “I haven’t seen you in ages, let’s meet up”. Although these responses say one thing, they are probably meaning an entirely different thing.

When one person is always attempting to meet up, or contacting the person first and the secondary person barely makes an effort, it most likely means they don’t want to be friends with you because they are not making any effort to keep the friendship alive. It just frustrates me that this happens to everyone on a daily basis and there is not much we can do about it. We can either keep on trying or just let go. Personally I am one of those people who will do quite a bit and wait quite a while before giving up. When others give someone two or three changes before giving up, I give a person a lot more. This does make it harder for me especially when I lose a friend, and it is not even my fault, but due to their lack of interest.

What do you guys do when someone you know is lacking interest in your relationship or has drifted from what you once had? Do you give up after a few tries or keep on trying?

Book Review: Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters

Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters by Natalie Standiford

Published: September 1, 2010

Publisher: Scholastic Press

The Sullivan family is in for a surprise. When they are celebrating Christmas Almighty Lou drops a bomb. She doesn’t have much time to live and someone in the family has deeply offended her. Unless they step forward and confess, they will lose their inheritance!

It is decided by everyone that the three sisters, Norrie, Jane and Sassy are the most likely culprits and they should be the one’s to write the confessions. Let the confessions begin.

Personal Thoughts:

The Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters was a nice fluffy book in my opinion. It was a nice quick read but there wasn’t a deep enough storyline. It was like I was a fly on the wall but just when things were getting interesting we would switch to the next sister and her confession. I loved the way that the book was split between the three sisters and their confessions. It was unique to see each point of view based on the same events, but I wanted more. The first confession part with Norrie was my favorite out of the three. It seemed to flow a lot better than the other two. If the first two parts were a bit longer and more detailed than they were, maybe involving more events, it would be more enjoyable and memorable. Don’t get me wrong, this was an entertaining read, but there could have been more of a storyline to make it more memorable. The confession that I was expecting and the real confession surprised me because it was not what I was expecting.