This August, I will be reviewing books by my favorite author, John Green. Btw it can take me more than August to review all of them because I have big exams coming up in September but I will try my best. I will not be reviewing Let it Snow! , as I don’t have it with me yet. Anyway, I hope we can have a lot of fun this month. Also, I am reading One Hundred Tears of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez and I have to finish it within a week (librry due date) so it might take me sometime to write the reviews but this time I promise I wil not forget. I have been neglecting my posts because of all the stuff going on in my life and my focus on other social media platforms, my work and other stuff. But I will try to focus on this blog as well. It is difficlut to manage and probably a few years from now I wil have enough time for this. It’s just that my studies are still going on so I have to take everything hand in hand and managinf writing and working with studies is alreadya lot on my plate. S, enough ranting. Bye!!! Keep on smiling!!
If you are sensitive to people talking about mental health, this post is not for you. So, take this as a disclaimer.
Sometimes, we are just too busy running in on this never-ending escalator of life, that we forget about ourselves. We get too absorbed in the quest of trying to be perfect (which I not actaully possible) that we forgot about ourselves. It’s ironic, actually. Trying so hard to be perfect that you end up thinking you are nothing.
I know the feeling, for the past two years I have been struggling with these deadly thoughts. I have been telling myself that, I’m good at nothing. I mean nothing to anyone and not even to my myself. I tell myself that no one gives a shit about me. I have a very low self-esteem right now and zero self-confidence. On top of this, I haven’t really found the strength to tell anyone because I also keep telling myself that I’m faking it and nobody wants to listen to me. So, this is actually the first time I have talked about this stuff to anyone. Also, I have been struggling with some major anxiety issues. So, yeah this is me right now. I am considering seeing a therapist, but I still have hard time explaining to myself that I’m not faking it so it will take a lot of time.
In today’s world, where everyone is connected to social media. People have a really hard time telling others and talking about this stuff. I understand that people want other people to like them and think that no one likes a downer. But, we all have pur ups and downs. Life is not a rollercoaster that only goes up, it comes crahing down and then zooms into space. Sometimes it runs in loops but eventually everything works out. So, it’s okay to tell people you are not okay. It’sd okay to not be okay. You don’t have to be constantly cheerful all day, no one is actually. All that matters if for you to eventually come out above all these bumps and smile. Everything will be alright, eventually. I know it’s hard to accept this right now but it is the truth.
So, seize the day. It’s okay to take time for yourself. Talk to the people who care about you, Spend time with friends. Life can be overhwhelming sometimes. It feels like it’s passing you by, yo just gotta stop for while. Do the things you love. Seek help if u need to. Spread positivity, comfort and love and when you feel like it is the time, smile.
Sending you all the positivity and support in the world,
These days what we mostly fail to notice is that kids are getting anxious when they are in environments like school. As someone who has suffered from high levels of anxiety due to school I know how it feels. At some point, you dread going to the place.
It starts with anxiety, slowly it degrades your self-worth and by and by it makes you think that what’s the point of doing anything anyway.
So, advice for parents out there. Don’t push your kids too much, at some point they’ll feel like they can’t do anything right or that you just don’t love them. Keep in mind what you say when you’re angry. Saying something like “I wish you weren’t my kid” would go very badly in the future and your kid might take it too seriously. Grades aren’t everything, if your child grows up kind and average it’s better than being a douche and a genius. So appreciate whatever qualities your kid has and try to help them with things they are finding difficult. Talk to your kid about the school environment. Ask them whether they are being bullied, it happens quite a lot these days. Be supportive of things that you think are good for your kids, don’t ignore them or constantly keep telling them you’re busy. It hurts them a lot.
So, keep these things in mind because anxiety is a big thing. If your kids tell you that they are constantly anxious about things, listen to them and if needed contact a therapist because anxiety is a very serious condition which disrupts the normal life.
This is just something I found myself thinking about this afternoon. I was sipping my daily cup of coffee when I started thinking about it.
We know popular Battle Royale games like Fortnite and PUBG and the books which started it all. The base is: You have to kill each other to survive yourself. (I’m not telling you to do something like this)
However, real life doesn’t work like that. It is a crime to kill someone let alone kill them for your profit. But I’m trying to compare them (not the killing part) but the fact that you have to make everyone else to lose.
In this time in the world, the population is very, very, very much more than it was thousand years ago. We kind of live in a race in which everyone’s main goal is to get a job and be successful. So, technically everyone’s inside of this place (earth) in which they compete against each other and try to get to the top. And more than often to get to the top, you have to push other people back down.
Let’s take school for an example, in school to get to the top you study hard. But if you didn’t work hard maybe someone else could have taken your place maybe everyone else would have been one rank higher than before and have more chances of passing than before (I’m not encouraging you to stop studying). In today’s high school system, kids push other kids down so they can be “cool” which is simply wrong. Or in work, you give out blood and sweat for a single position which could’ve been someone else’s or when some people try to ruin others image to get a promotion or to be proved better.
So, there are two ways to get to the top. One is to work hard, the right way and the other is to push other people down, the wrong way. It’s like a race, you try you win but you will never know what will become of the others.
We should not live life as a race. We should live life to actually enjoy it. Make friends along the way, care for people, help people and to learn and grow as we proceed.
This post is inspired by my personal experience.
When we are in our teen years, everything hurts all the time and you don’t yet have the language to articulate why. There’s this huge change taking place in your life. New things are enforced upon you. You have to think about the future, make use of the present and along the way you start thinking that past was better.
You have left so much years of live behind, most of these years are filled with happy memories and joy of childhood when you didn’t have so much pressure on your shoulders, when you were carefree. And everyone misses that moment, everyone wants to live that moment but everyone knows that you can’t go back.
But it’s not easy to just get used to a change, to accept that life will not be better for quite sometime. Some people lose their hope along the way, some learn to carry on.
We joke around all the time about how teenagers try to be mature but they aren’t about how the pain they feel is not real. But when we think back to that moment, we realize that there was pain for us too, there has been pain for everyone and that pain then shaped us into adults.
So, to all the teens out there: It’s just a phase, a small yet important part of your life. It will pass by, maybe slowly but when it does you more happy than you ever were sad. So, hold on, life will be better. I promise.
I know I’ve not written any book reviews for a long time but I’m at a critical time in my life and I’m figuring out many thinks. Along, the way I wanted to open up to you guys and share my thoughts with you guys. 🙂
This post is based on something I saw on a discussion page a while ago. The person who was supporting his somewhat unpopular opinion did so in a very rude and unacceptable manner. A famous YA author who is quite older than his/her targeted reader was described as being a “Creep” because he/she wrote for teens and Young Adults.
I have a few thoughts about the topic so here’s what I think:
First things, first: YA ranges from teen years to the age twenty-five. So, a person who writes for people who are above 18 or twenty will hardly be considered a creep and it’s not like he/she is writing unacceptable things about teens or young adults or anyone for that matter. Besides, quite a lot of adults read YA.
Second: The reason because the author writes YA might be that he/she liked his/her young years and wanted to write about them, it might also so that the author didn’t like his/her young years so wanted to make them interesting for others with his/ her books. Or it might simply be that he likes to write about Young people because there are many opportunities before them and there’s more things that the story can be written about. Also, a young character might awaken the inner younger, more fun self and make the author feel younger himself/herself. There might be many more reasons.
Third: The book doesn’t have any material which makes him/her a creep. It is perfectly nice book.
Fourth: Everybody has different opinions. Some have a more widely supported opinion and others have a less supported opinion. But having a different opinion doesn’t give you the right to target someone personally and behave aggressively with other people who might not share your opinion. I respect everyone’s opinion and in this post I’m just telling mine, I am not telling you that this is the right opinion or the only opinion you should have. You are free to have your opinions but you must also learn to express them in a pleasant way which doesn’t offend people.
I hope that you all will not enforce your opinion on other people. Again, I am just telling u what I think and it doesn’t mean that you too have to think like this.
I know that I’ve been away for a long, lone time. The reason is that I was working on a book and well after writing, editing, planning, signing the contract; my first book is finally out.
This book is the product of me working for two years. Technically, three years as I spent one whole year planning the book. Now, that the book is out I’m really glad with the outcome.
Now, let’s talk about the book:
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Drama
Title: In that Hour of Despondency
Author: Yashi Tripathi
Price: US: $11.00
UK: 8.05 euros
France: EUR 9,64
National: rs. 149
Kester Swan had never been one of the brave guys. He had always preferred watching from the sidelines rather than taking action. He always had his best friend, Jennet Wolfham by his side who stood up for him. But when his best friend is brutally murdered, will Kester be able to overcome over the fear which has brought him down his entire life? Will he be able to find out the truth behind her death?
My views of the book: It’s book that everyone can read. It’s short so it will not take more than two days to finish. I have developed the story in such a way that it is absolutely impossible to put the book down and the mystery grows deeper and darker as the story unfolds. It follows the story of Kester Swan and his best friend and former crush, Jennet Wolfham’s life s it takes unexpected and gut wrenching turns.
Below are the links to buy my book from:
Amazon.com (US): https://www.amazon.com/that-Hour-Despondency-Yashi-Tripathi/dp/9387649733/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1527228112&sr=8-1&keywords=in+that+hour+of+despondency
Smashwords (US): https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/833064
Become Shakepeare: http://www.becomeshakespeare.com/product/in-that-hour-of-despondency/
See ya! Hope you check it out 🙂
Hey, all my wonderful readers. Sorry for not being active enough. I know it might suck that I didn’t write enough but I had a lot on my plate and I still have. So, WordPress notified me like a week ago that I had completed two years with it. I was shocked, I didn’t realize that so much time had passed since the day I posted my first post. Thanks to all my 42 followers and the incredible readers that I got the confidence to keep on blogging. Blogging is really great. I love to hear from you all. In every post I post I know that together we embark on a new adventure. My faithful readers have always been patient and supported me. Thanks, Thanks and Thanks for that. I really appreciate it that I have got such great people who support me. These two years would not have been completed if you were not there. Again, Thanks.
I guess it’s time for celebration. Wooohooooooo!!!!!
Hey, guys. I’m back. This time with another story. I love this book and many pther books the author had written. It’s superb.
Althougn this story is not completed it will keep you mesmerised till the end. This is a student-teacher book. I already told you that it is my fav tag. So, you read the story of a normal girl and who has a not-so normal life as she explores the secrests that the new teacher hides. Sounded cool, right? The story is far more cooler. Plz, read this book I assure you that your valuable time will not be wasted. And this is the first book to recieve full ratings by me. Personally, Ithink the author is a very great writer and person.