Ms. Meyer has created a story with emotion rolling off the page, speaking of survival after dark times. Rowan grows a great deal, and the way she confronts each relationship in the book is really believable.
We see throughout the novel that Rowan struggles with cutting in order to deal with life and her emotions, and we know that there are teens out there (probably far more than we want to believe) that turn to self-harm when they do not know how to handle life and their...
Folks, I have anxiety. Like, a lot of anxiety. I’m also highly sensitive, hyper-reactive, empathic, and introverted. I am a walking cocktail of simmering unease, and am always seeking ways to comfort myself. While I can’t always prevent knocks at the door, errands that need run, people who need talking to, or any other basic, mundane aspect of human existence that overwhelms me, I can find things that soothe me. My latest find? The adult coloring book. I have found my soothing calling card. These bad boys are a game changer for me. I own five coloring books (and I only started coloring three […]
(Yes, that’s a Gossip Girl quote. Don’t judge…) Who are any of us, really? Don’t we change on the regular, from clothes to weight to outlook, even to personality? I read somewhere recently that we completely change every ten years. So, the person I was even ten years ago is no longer similar to the person I am today. Well, yeah. Duh. I don’t know about you all, but I have changed so much over the past decade that my younger self wouldn’t recognize my current self. And I wouldn’t have it any other way. I started on a journey of transformation when I hit the big 4-0, eight years ago. I recently […]