Finding Happiness

It’s clear that I’ve been neglecting this blog as well as my other social media accounts. I’ve been on and off social media, on and off school, on and off working out and trying to eat a healthy -although I have managed to stay vegan since August. I’ve realized once again that I’ve been doing things other people want me to do and not exactly what I want to do.

My parents want me to go to college as most parents do. I’ve spent the fall studying to be a vet tech and I’m still currently doing that. However, Even though I’ve applied to vet clinics I still haven’t been offered a job and now that I’ve had time to think about it I’m not sure if its a good fit for me. I still love books, but I also love animals and many many other things.

I’ve been trying to balance out what is most important to me. If I stay in college and become a vet tech I only make a few dollars more than I’m making at my current job so I might only make 15 dollars an hour after spending thousands of dollars for college. I might have to give animals heavy medications and as a firm believer in using the power of food to help heal ourselves as well as animals I’d find it hard for me to do that,

The only thing I’ve found through my cluttered mind was that I was stressed last semester and I tried to make everything perfect. I think I overworked myself and I didn’t spend any time with friends- not even over winter break. This semester I just don’t care, I mean I like some of my classes especially my science class, but the other classes I’m required to make for my degree are just ridiculous.

When I was blogging -more for myself and not for my classes- I felt a lot happier. After this semester I told my parents that I wanted to take a break and just explore the things I was able to do without thousands of dollars of debt dangling in front of my face. Once this semester is over, I plan just read, work out, eat well, try to make myself better rather than do what other people want me to do. I’m also hoping I can just hang out with friends more and just try to find what will make me happy.


About the Author: John Grisham

John Grisham is the author of the true story, The Innocent ManHe has written many books, some have been published as far back as 1988 while others are more recent. His first book was A Time to Kill and he first best seller was The Firm.

John Grisham stated that he “never dreamed of being a writer.” It wasn’t in tell he witnessed a trail that he became inspired to write.

John Grisham

Grisham’s life seems to have turned in all kinds of directions before he started to write. When he was younger he wanted to be a baseball player. Then he released his dream wasn’t realistic so he went into accounting at Mississippi State University. Then in 1981 he graduated from law school. He was elected to the state house of Representatives in 1983 and served until 1990.

The trail that inspired Grisham to write his first book was not his case. However, he still took the time to watch the trail. It was about a twelve year old girl who had been raped and beaten. Which inspired Grisham to write a story where the girl’s father killed that rapist and was then put on trail himself. Grisham would wake up at 5 am each morning before work so he could work on writing it.

Once he had finished writing his first book A Time to Kill, it was rejected by more than 25 publishers. It wasn’t published until the unknown pushing company, Wynwood Press, decided to print it. The day after his first book was pushblished, Grisham decided to work on his second book, The Firm. 

Most people would assume that everything in Grisham’s life was fine after he published his second book and Paramount offered him 600,000 dollars for movie rights to his book. However, after becoming a successful writer terrible things were happening at his firm. “Two of the firm’s lawyers [died] mysteriously.” He knew he could be risking his life if talked to the FBI about what had happened. They thought that the deaths were connected with the mafia. Grisham realized that after this incident, he had to stop working at the firm. So he began writing full time.

Then after writing many books, Grisham announced he was going back to the courtroom in 1995.  He accepted a case in 1991 where he, “[represented] the estate of an employee of the Illinois Central Railroad who was killed on the job.”

Grisham stated that, “for lawyers, the main dream of escape is to get out of the profession.” Which is exactly what Grisham did, however, he didn’t stay out of the courtroom permanently.


Blogging Struggles


blogging struggles

In my mind, my blog isn’t even close to good enough compared to all the other bloggers I’ve seen.  I’m writing this to show everyone the struggles I’ve come across and I hope to fix them soon.  Some of the struggles I’ve had are:

1) Finding good content

I think writing is the easy part of blogging. Once I have an idea I can just type away, but finding an idea takes times and thought. First, I have to figure out if the idea is worth writing to begin with. Sometimes I think I might posts things that might conflict with other people too much so I delete the drafts.

2) Posting consistently

I’ve been getting better at this, however, I think I still need to improve. So far,  About the Author posts are the the only posts I will write monthly. The rest has been, well, for my English class.

3) Organizing Posts

I’ll admit, I’m a terrible book reviewer. I haven’t make a rating system yet and I still don’t really have an idea of how I should outline them. I just go off  about whatever comes to mind that is related to the book, however, I only think this is good to some extent.

4) Organizing the Blog

I’ve been getting better at this too. However, I still think there are some posts that I am yet to give a page for and many of my posts can only be found on my feed and not on my pages.

5) My English Class..

My first College English has really showed me just how much work my blog needs. I’ve been doing three minute reflections for this class. Only three minutes for one post?!?! I think each of my posts deserve at least twenty minutes of my time. Sure, I think trying to write a prompt fast can help me become a better writer, but I don’t want to post it because I know I only spent three minutes on it. I know that technically the posts for my English class are due by the end of the semester, but I think I’ll forget to post it later so I publish as soon as the three minutes are up so I can get credit for it. I plan to revise them in the future so they aren’t as choppy.

What struggles have you had as a blogger? How far do you think you’ve come?

About the Author: David Lagercrantz

David LagercrantzFor those of you who don’t know him, David Lagerrantz is a writer who is continuing Steig Larsson’s Millennium series. He’s also wrote I am Zlatan Ibrahimović and Fall of Man in Wilmslow. He wrote Zlatan before he started writing the rest of Larsson’s book series. Lagerrantz, like Larsson, was born in Sweden. However, Lagerrantz was born in Solna and Larsson was born in Skelleftehamn.

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