Choices Matter: Thoughts on a Wizard’s Wise Words

“It is our choices that show what we truly are far more than our abilities.” – Albus Dumbledore I imagine talent as a lump of precious metal — rare, shiny and impressive but ultimately useless on its own. Useless, that is, until a blacksmith gets their hands on it. You see, you are the blacksmith. … Continue reading Choices Matter: Thoughts on a Wizard’s Wise Words

Desire versus Decision: The Journey to Change

The desire to change can be instantaneous. You wake up one morning and want something different. You want to be thinner or fitter. You want to feel less anxious. You want consistency. You want to be a better version of you. However, the desire to change and the journey toward change are two completely different … Continue reading Desire versus Decision: The Journey to Change

The Year of the Comeback: Starts Now

Not going to lie, this last year was a rough one. I experienced a lot of loss — loss of a dream job, loss of a relationship, loss of a personal identity, and at times, loss of motivation. However, as a Phoenix through fire I have emerged stronger and more determined than before. This next … Continue reading The Year of the Comeback: Starts Now

If it Leads, it Bleeds: My Thoughts on Christine

Synopsis: Christine is compelling drama starring Rebecca Hall and Michael C. Hall depicting the story of a woman dealing with a collision between a career crisis and a deteriorating personal life. Quick-witted and determined, Christine feels drawn toward bigger and better things. When her boss brings the possibility of a job promotion and transfer to his … Continue reading If it Leads, it Bleeds: My Thoughts on Christine

Over 100 Moments of Movie History

I stumbled upon an article on Facebook entitled “55 Movies You Have to Watch by the Time You’re 30.” I’m not quite sure why these should be watched before the age of 30, but the list included movies such as “The Graduate”, “Casablanca”, and “Pulp Fiction” — movies I’ve always wanted to watch but haven’t for … Continue reading Over 100 Moments of Movie History

Read My Shelves Challenge: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

In order to woo myself back into the world of reading my bookshelves, I decided to begin by re-reading the Harry Potter series. I blazed through the first book without stopping, leaving a trail of page dust behind me. The first book is compelling and a fantastic start to the series. The second book, however, … Continue reading Read My Shelves Challenge: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

The Problem with Wanting is that it Makes us Weak: My Thoughts on the Grisha Trilogy

 SHADOW AND BONE ★★★★☆ Leigh Bardugo immediately drew me into her Grisha world with Shadow and Bone. I had no idea where these orphans Mal and Alina had come from, but I wanted to find out everything I could about them. Alina’s journey is reminiscent of Frodo in Lord of the Rings, revealing how greatness … Continue reading The Problem with Wanting is that it Makes us Weak: My Thoughts on the Grisha Trilogy

We Now Find Ourselves on the Edge of Extinction: My Thoughts on Days of Future Past

Synopsis: X-Men: Days of Future Past is an action adventure science fiction movie starring Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy and Jennifer Lawrence. The film begins in a future dystopian society where scientists have utilized Mystique’s DNA to create adaptable super machines called sentinels which are efficiently destroying the mutant race. In hopes of preventing the war before … Continue reading We Now Find Ourselves on the Edge of Extinction: My Thoughts on Days of Future Past

Post Graduation Reading Goal: Read My Shelves

As part of post-graduation, I am attempting to “read my shelves.” I will be embarking on a quest to read the books on my bookshelves, rather than borrowing books from friends or the library. I’ve always had the mentality that the books on my bookshelves will always be there, and I can read them anytime … Continue reading Post Graduation Reading Goal: Read My Shelves

Be Brave: My Thoughts on the Divergent Trilogy

DIVERGENT ★★★★★ Divergent is one of the best written Young Adult novels I have read. The characters are well developed, the plot line is unique, and the storyline is absolutely compelling. I tore through the book on my first and on my second read. Tris is a strong female character who makes a decision highly relatable to the young … Continue reading Be Brave: My Thoughts on the Divergent Trilogy