And the dish towels that lay in the basket...
There is a common theme in these two pictures above. Can you guess what it is? Keep reading and you'll see.
I just started reading my new book. I absolutely love it so far. Back up, the last book I read, Here on Earth, was a good book but I was disappointed with the ending. It was very anticlimactic and it really was no surprise. I love a good twist in the end...or a good message and this just kinda laid there. Still, who am I to judge a well written book! Kudos to any author, I say! I will say this, it's inspiring me to write again. I miss it. I miss absorbing myself into another world. Oh well, soon perhaps. :)
Here's the book I just started reading. In a nutshell and very well put here is something I grabbed off of the author's website:
"The Last Time I Was Me is about a woman named Jeanne Stewart who has just hit crisis point in her life.
Unfortunately, she has reached that crisis point in front of 834 advertising execs, calling them, "pointless" and "schmucks." She has also assaulted her cheating boyfriend in a creative, and some might say humorous fashion, and is now facing both criminal and civil charges. She is grieving for her mother, still hiding from her past, and wondering if she should drive her new-old Bronco into the Pacific Ocean. When the moon is full and her truck packed with her high heel collection, her grandmother's teacups, a violin that brings her to tears, and her mother's china, she heads for Oregon. In Oregon she enters a court-ordered Anger Management program, runs naked along a river, falls in love, buries a body, learns more than she ever wanted to about germs, re-builds a house, eats piles of pancakes for the first time in years, covers herself in peanut butter, flies like a bird, runs a gubernatorial campaign, reaches out to those in desperate need of help, and endures a court trial.
Hope you enjoy The Last Time I Was Me.
It might make you cry. Might make you laugh. So get your chocolates and bubble bath ready before you begin. "
Courtesy of CathyLamb.net
I am loving this book so far and I have to say I can relate to what the character is going through. In a less extreme way, I am sort of at the point myself. You know, we've all lived life as we have been brought up to believe...what life is supposed to be like, what it's supposed to be about. Don't get me wrong, I am so thankful for how my parents raised me. If it weren't for them I wouldn't be who I am today instilled with good morals, values and a kind and loving heart. But....I still have questions. I seem to always have questions about life. Who defines what life is supposed to be like? How did the standards of society come about? If someone defined that standard at some point, who is that person....why did he set the standard and does that standard fit any other unique person like me..and you? If it doesn't, who are we? I'll tell you who we are. We are each individuals...we are each unique in ourselves, faults and all, and that's what makes life so exciting. It makes life exciting when we meet new friends who change our lives for better or worse because good or bad, I believe there is a reason to everything. All I know for sure is that I'm here to live life. Live my life to the fullest. But you know....I wanna live life as ME. I don't want to be the person that I'm supposed to be. I don't want to be the person that is supposed to like what everyone else likes or does what everyone else does. My unique qualities are here for me and to possibly touch someone else's life in a positive way and to harm none in my path. If I can do at least that, my life is priceless. See, that's what this book is about. It's about letting go of all we thought we should be so that we can finally be who we really are and to live the life that has been waiting for us all along. So if I wanna eat a whole bag of chocolates in one sitting....or if I wanna put my cat in a baby stroller and walk around the neighborhood, let me. If I want to enjoy laying in bed all day, don't tell me I should get up to exercise a little. Just enjoy my unique qualities and laugh with me. :) Seriously though, I probably wouldn't put my cat in a baby stroller. Lol!
So, about the pictures above. We may all be made of the same thing....we may all look the same....but we're still just a bit different and those differences are what makes life so fun! I mean really, look at all the beautiful designs in those dish towels and those aprons. Diversity! You gotta love it.
Okay, I'm off my soabox now. :) Thanks for indulging me. Now...go live life as YOU!
*sniffle, sniffle* Does anyone have a tissue?