I am a believer. I believe in the good of people. I believe if you work hard you'll always have a job tomorrow. I believe that people can change. I believe that we can change the world. Even if it's just one person at a time.
I have been working in retail for more than a decade. After all that I have experienced, I keep thinking one day I won't be surprised or disappointed. But alas, I am surprised and disappointed on a daily basis. People can be so self-absorbed and yet, there are those amazing people who keep me believing.
I was just recently lucky enough to get a fabulous job at a bookstore (yes!! heaven) which allows me to talk about books all day long. I also just recently moved to a little tiny podunk town where I know no one, but am learning how to be known everywhere I go - in this town. In the near future, I am planning on going back to school to get my communications/journalism degree so that I may one day happily transgress into the world of publishing/editing. I regularly review books on this website of my own accord though should you feel the need to send me your book to review, so be it. I will accept that. I recently invested in a Nook Color so I can read books in PDF and EPub as well. Check out my review policy here and feel free to contact me if you have any other questions.
I love movies and I love music. I think movies are how I learned to live life. Probably the most ass-backwards way, but hey, that's me. That's life. Music is the method to reach people's deepest, inner soul.
I am a writer. This is why I have a blog. I don't care if you like my writing or what I write about. That is the cool thing about a blog. I believe in freedom of speech. I think every one deserves to be heard. But anonymity comes with a price. So be bold. But be kind.
I love so many different creative avenues. I am a cooker, but definitely not a chef. I love food. I love recipes, but tend to not follow them very well. Hence, not a chef. I love scrapbooking. I love reading. I love photography. I also love animals and in my dreams (very far away) I would love to own or run a farm (though I am sure this will never happen).
I am a student of life.
I have TMJ, which is where the jaw doesn't move like it should so it can get stuck. It encompasses stress, pain and health. I think I finally have it under control. I have a wonderful pain management doctor and physical therapist who help me when I flair up. The keys to TMJ are a good mouth splint, good doctors and being so aware of your body that you know something before it does. I also pray for the day when my state recognizes TMJ as a real disease and it becomes covered by insurance. I am currently using Anusara YOGA and meditative breathing to help maintain my in-good status.
Sigh, I feel the need to add this little part here about Saint since he seems to appear more often than I realized he would. Saint is my boyfriend of almost two years, give or take a little time. We met at work (GASP!), decided we enjoyed each others company and it blossomed from there. (did I really just say blossom?) He does not have the nickname Saint bc he is one - tho he is pretty awesome - but rather bc he is a HUGE fan of the New Orleans Saints football team. Literally his day sometimes depends on whether or not they do well. He is the most sarcastic, funny guy I may have ever met. He may also be the only man who could live up to the bar my father has set on raising and supporting his family. Saint is a man I can count on. A man that makes the words responsible and dependable sexy and attractive. I have no idea where this is going, but I love this man and hope that my future days can be as wonderful as they are right now, with him.
This is my world. And since there are three truths - yours, mine and the real truth; this is mine.
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