Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Break From My Regular Blog Posting Schedule: A Word From Well . . . Me.

Lovelies, you will never guess what happened today. I had a journalism internship interview and guess what? I got the position. Now I would have loved for my first journalism job (outside of college that is) to be an actual job that pays, but hey you have to sacrifice to get to where you want to be in the future. I'm pretty freaking thrilled right now; so thrilled that I've been busting out into spontaneous dance parties since I got home from my interview at four o'clock (glances at the clock, it's six forty-seven now) and I'm still going.

I feel like all my hard work is starting to pay off in some way. I think that a lot of people post college are starting to lose hope in ever getting a job that is in the field that they studied. I know I did and I haven't even been out of college six months yet; I can only imagine how others dealing with this struggle feel.

So in the time that I haven't been working/interning, I've done some insane things, I cut my midback length hair to my chin, I've started a children's book series, I've begun blogging again, and I've begun to just get to know myself better. Trying to understand what I really want to do with myself and who I am . . outside of school. -Because believe it or not you are two entirely different people in school and outside of school; when school's no more you get to know the real you. I found that I'm quite a cranky person without something to occupy my mind so I've been doing the absolute most when it comes to writing. I've thrown myself into it completely and even though I'm not employed I realized that I'm a happier person when I'm dealing with my passion.

Now that I've been rambling for two paragraphs, I just wanted to say . . . to all those recent college graduates and even those that may have graduated in the past two years struggling to find employment in the field in which you studied . . you'll find it! I promise you will . .  it just may take a lot more time than you want it to. Just stay positive (lame, I know). Throw yourself into what you love, work hard on applying to positions (I applied all willy nilly) and eventually what you love will give back to you; when you least expect it of course.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Book Review Friday!

Alright, this book review is a long time coming. Since earlier this summer I have been meaning to read and rec Linger by Maggie Stiefvater and I have finally accomplished the task of finishing the book. Now going into the story I was uber excited to see what lay ahead for Grace and Sam. Everything seemed marvelous for the at the end of Shiver (check out my review for Shiver, here, if you haven't already) but apparently I guessed wrong.

At the beginning of Linger we are thrown back in the world that Sam and Grace occupy, they are a seemingly happy couple, but what they don't seem to realize is that there is trouble lurking in the shadows just waiting to come for them. Halfway through the book, you're not exactly sure what the trouble is or when it's going to strike but when it does you can't help but hope for the best for Sam and Grace. By the end of Linger you're sitting on pins and needles worrying about the trials and tribulations that Sam has to deal with alone now . . . what's going to happen to Grace? What about Cole? Is Isabel going to ever be okay with Sam and Grace? There's so many things left unanswered and Maggie Stiefavter does a wonderful job of setting up the anticipation for the third book in the series Forever. Not too sure when it'll be released, but follow Maggie on twitter: @MStiefvater .

Don't own Shiver or Linger?: Shiver or Linger (Wolves of Mercy Falls, Book 2) - Check them out there. 

Enjoy your weekend and happy reading.

Monday, September 20, 2010

New Music Monday - "Whip My Hair" by Willow Smith

Once again, I am back after some real life fails and successes, pardon my absence, but here I am. Today I am bringing you some music that's a bit different from what I normally listen to; I've long since left hip hop and R&B music alone, but young Willow Smith (yes, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith's daughter) snatched me back with her new hit. This nine year old is displaying more raw talent and self acceptance than most adults in the industry. Within in the past two weeks Willow has had her song racking up numerous plays on YouTube and has actually gotten signed to Roc Nation (Jay-Z's Record Label). Not only has she caught the attention of her listeners, but she's caught the attention of one of the most successful rappers there is.

At nine year's old she's putting everyone to shame with this song and in a way, encouraging girls and women alike to accept themselves and "just whip it." Take a listen.

She doesn't have an official video out yet, but from what I hear it's in the works and as soon as it's done I'll definitely do a  follow up. I look forward to hearing more music from this young lady with a crap ton of talent. Now if you'll excuse me . . I have some hair whipping to do.

Have an awesome day.

hearts are fragile . . .