I don’t know what I want to be.
I’ve changed my mind so many times.
I kind of wish I was one of those people who just knew what they wanted to be. But there are too many options out there and I can’t just stick to one!
Although, maybe everyone is like that. And the ones who stick to one career are just good at seeing something through to the end and know their passion can create an income for them. (that basically = winning!)
When I was little I wanted to be a hairdresser…
Then a vet (even though I can’t stand blood or needles!?)
Then that changed to a pre-school teacher…(I think I’d go crazy after one day)
Then an author…(would be amazing if only I had a brilliant idea for a book!)
Then a psychologist…
Someone who gets paid to read books…(dream job!)
Then a cake decorator…
Some sort of easy job where you work short hours and get paid lots (if this exists I’d love to know about it!)
I also wanted to be Hilary Duff for about a year straight when I was 13. But that one’s not about to happen anytime soon ;)
So in the mean time while I’m waiting for this epiphany to happen, this bolt of lightening from the career god to strike me down, so I can become one of those single-minded people that I love to hate as they are chugging away on their one track career journey, I’m working as an administration assistant!
And decorating cakes in my spare time, and reading as many books as I can, while owning my gorgeous pet cats and dreaming of the day I buy my mini rabbit, and spending hours talking to my friends about their lives and relationships, enjoying getting my hair done and writing rambling blog posts. (and singing along to old Hilary Duff songs when no one is around) So I guess in a way I already am doing everything I wanted to.
Does this mean I’m grown up?
I wanted to see how many book I read a month so I made a list for January - 8 books. Not sure if I’ll do this every month but I’ll try and see how I go!
It’s a bit of a mix - fantasy, murder mystery and autobiographical. Some serious and intense, others light and fluffy.
A Dance With Dragons - George R R Martin
(Book #5 of A Song of Ice and Fire series. Amazing and just as epic as the last 4 books. Completely addictive. Loved that it was just as long as the others in the series - about 1040 pages. Leaves you wanting more)
Hidden Child - Camilla Lackberg
(5th book from Camilla Lackberg. Very good read with an interesting storyline and of course a twist in the plot as always with Camilla.)
Kris Jenner and All Things Kardashian - Kris Jenner
(Kris Jenner’s autobiography, surprisingly interesting and not at all what you would except for a book written by the Kardashian matriarch. Quick, easy but very interesting read.)
Cribs, Cocktails and Getting My Sexy Back - Kendra Wilkinson
(Another quick, easy read however it was a bit lacking any real direction or story line. More just like Kendra talking about her life after having her baby. Not as interesting as I’d hoped.)
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
(First book in her trilogy. Absolutely addictive. Amazing story line and characters. Instantly draws you in. Leaves you hanging and wanting more. Could not read fast enough.)
Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins
(Second in The Hunger Games trilogy. Just as addictive and fast paced as the first. More character development makes you really connect with them and feel their pain. Devoured this one just as quickly as the first.)
Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins
(Third of The Hunger Games. Although just as addictive as the first two I felt the ending was a little too short or just didn’t have as many details as I wanted. After going on such an epic journey through all three books I wanted more when it was finished. Still a great read and an excellent trilogy I would recommend.)
Seriously…I’m Kidding - Ellen DeGeneres
(Light and funny with optimistic views about life, Ellen’s book is a easy and fun read. No real direction but she manages to pull it off and make you smirk or hold in a laugh every chapter.)
A Dance With Dragons (need to read the entire A Song of Ice and Fire series - amazing)
The Hunger Games Trilogy
I don’t think I could live without books.
And I’m not joking either.
The thought of having nothing to read is horrifying. I’m a self-confessed obsessed-bookworm. Absolutely addicted to books. I have to have something to read. Often multiple books at a time.
I think only another true book-lover understands the range of emotions that take place as you read. All the wonderful possibilities that lie ahead when you’re only a few pages into a book, the anguish when a beloved character is taken away, or the story comes to an end, the excitement when the characters cease to be a name on a page and become a friend, and when the words produce an entire world for you to explore.
I think my boyfriend, who claims to have only read a few books and doesn’t know the last time he voluntarily read a novel, thinks that I’m a bit crazy. Especially when it comes to Harry Potter. And maybe I am :-) But I can’t even begin to imagine how sad it would be if I couldn’t read another book.
I wish I knew how many books I’d read so far. Or how many times I had re-read books once I’ve lost count and the pages are creased and worn. I just think it would be interesting. Just to know the figure; to know how many hours up hours I have spent consuming the words of creative geniuses and turning their words into people and worlds that exist only in my imagination.
I want a house with a bookshelf like the one above.
I just discovered bookshelfporn.com. And I think I’m in love.