On The Daily #189

The dreaded Monday is here once again… But fear not, for you can change your attitude about Mondays all in one, just like that!

It’s all about the mind when it comes to not liking things. For example, Mondays. Basically no one likes them because everyone always has to go back to their normal everyday life. It’s either work, school, or taking care of your family and household chores that always need to be done. But think of it like this, if you don’t like what you’re doing, change something about it. If work is making your days long, wake up and think about how you can make the day better, as for any of these too. For myself, I try to think of ways to write because writing is my job and my passion and I don’t want those two to die out anytime soon. After you’re done with that, have a food or drink that would make your mind and body feel better. As for me, I’m going on this diet where anything but water is off limits for an extended amount of time. So water is always good too! It’s summer as well, so if you start this now, it’ll be easier when it comes to later in the year.

That’s about it that I have for you. Just try to make yourself happy before whatever it is you have to do. Keep on trying if one thing or the next doesn’t work 🙂

Much love, Chloe ❤

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TBR and Book Recommendations #8

Hello fellow readers! It’s already the next TBR and I don’t have many books on my mind to read… But I think I want to start reading less of YA and more of much more well written pieces. The books I’ve been reading are great but I want to expand my reading and writing. Thus I’ve been finding some Shakespeare books/plays that I’ve been wanting to read. But as for the mnt of August, I’ll only be reading one book. And that book is Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. This isn’t Shakespeare but I’ve read a small portion of it and it’s written very, very well so far. I also heard that the entire piece is beautiful. And as of recently, I watched the movie repeatedly and that’s beautiful as well.

As for book recommendations, I’m not very good in this area due to a lack of classic literature. But I have read one classic and that was back in high school. It was Macbeth by William. Once I went over and over of the meaning, it really was a tragedy. It’s a pretty good read and it’s not terribly long as well.

I hope you all enjoyed this month’s TBR and recommendations! It wasn’t much but I promise Septembers will be more exciting 🙂

Have a great time reading, everyone!!

Much love, Chloe ❤

On The Daily #188

Faith is a word you tend to hear a lot when it comes to religions. But as I never grew up religious, I don’t really know of anyone certain higher up to believe in. I still have faith though. I guess most of the time my faith directs more towards myself. Everyday I have faith in myself to keep on writing and write to help others, whether that be by making someone else happy with fictional characters or telling someone that they’re worth it all. I also have faith in myself that I can make it somewhere, someday.

With it being Sunday, I want to start something special. I like to have hope that there is some sort of God out there because how did we come to be? When I was younger I used to think that all animals came from an egg. So there was once a human egg, dog egg, zebra egg and so on and so forth. And so maybe we were scientifically created with the ways of mother nature. But somewhere deep inside me hopes that there’s some sort of higher being who created all of us, because who else wouldn’t think that’s the coolest thing ever?

Anyways, on each Sunday, since it’s when a lot of people use it as a holy worship day, I’d like to at any time of the day have a moment of silence and thank the creator of everything for bringing me and others here. Now this isn’t tied to any religions, because like I said at the beginning, I don’t know of any other religions I’d like to participate in.

With that said, have a great Sunday everyone and smell the fresh air around you!

Much love, Chloe ❤

On The Daily #187

“Some burden or responsibility you took on willingly may now be restricting your personal growth, along with sme very nice opportunities. You do have the choice to drop what you agreed to, but that might set you up for some less than positive. You will most likely want to fulfill your obligation, Scorpio, and that is what the stars encourage you to do. All that means is that you may be putting off something wonderful, but at the same time, you are paying your dues for future success.”

Well, I’m not quite sure what this one means… Except for one thing I guess, but I can’t you all what that special thing is yet. I for sure will on Monday because I think it’s a really nice thing in my life right now. Something for you all to think on is that it’s an animal! You can guess in the comments down below if you’d like 🙂

Other than this animal being brought into my life, I’m not sure what other burden or responsibility I have as of right now. It seems for the past seven months, life has been pretty easy on me with those types of things. But maybe this could mean something job wise. I did just start up a new book. And I guess I could turn back now but writing is my passion and this story I created has lured me in and I want to hang out with all these characters and in this world I created.

Since I can’t think of anything else, I’m going to go with my new book. I’ll thank the stars later when I get my first book award 😉

Much love, Chloe ❤

On The Daily #186

“Someone may soon come to you asking for a commitment, Scorpio. Whatever this commitment may be – romantic, platonic, business, and so on – you may not feel quite ready for it. But don’t let that feeling of hesitancy transform itself into a state of panic. You do not want to invoke the “fight or flight” response in yourself right now. Although you may not be quite ready yet, you will be soon. So it is wise to bide your time and stay calm.”

Now, I can relate to this so incredibly. It seems whenever someone does ask me to do something that will require a long amount of time, I tend to not want to take the opportunity. I think it’s because I get scared for what the outcome will be. My whole life I’ve been the one in class where I’m not the smart one and I’m usually picked last. And so I think my mind is telling me to not mess things up because I don’t want to embarrass myself like I used to.

Failure will always be there and I’m afraid of it big time. There were and are so many times that I keep on failing and I just don’t want it anymore. Like I always say, I’m trying and will keep on trying. Take this for what you will. I hope this gave you some sort of advice as well 🙂

Much love, Chloe ❤

Life Talk #30

Have you ever thought to yourself whether or not something is actually good or bad before? And I mean the things that are happening around us, not if the fifth slice of pizza will be good for you by tomorrow morning or not. What I mean are the serious things. For instance the things that happen in our country by our political leaders. Now I know your mind will go instantly to our current president, so we’ll talk about him. Have you ever taken a step back for a moment yet to analyze his decisions or have you instantly thought they were good or bad? For example, this week it was stated that transgender people were not allowed to join our armed forces due to the money. Once this hit social media, every other person either hated him or loved him. My personal thoughts on this aren’t with either because I do not know about the money costs for being a transgender and I do not know the U.S. military budget very either. And so it’s hard to choose a side when I’m not very knowledgeable on these topics. It would be hard to know the fact that you can’t join the military, but we have to see the bright side. If you can’t do something to better others and protect our nation, then focus on yourself. I don’t know much but I can kind of sense that transgender people would probably love it if they could spend the days bettering themselves and getting them to where they want to be. And if you can’t do one thing, try another. You can always go to other countries and help them. Let’s be honest, they need it a lot more than we do, that’s for sure. I don’t want to talk about this anymore, as this topic can be sensitive to others. But in the end, you should think about both sides before taking to social media what you think about something. Try to see the good and bad.

I hope everyone’s week was great! And I hope your weekend is even better 🙂 My weekend plans consist of not doing much once again, except going outside and enjoying what the world has to offer me. I hope you all can do the same too!

Remember that bad things have to happen before the good can come.

Much love, Chloe ❤

On The Daily #185

“You are a very unique person, Scorpio. You like to know and understand others, but you find it hard to reveal many parts of yourself. You can be outgoing and social, but you tend to crave more alone time than many others do. All of your talents and idiosyncrasies set you apart and make you stand out – but they can also make it difficult for you to relate to other people at times. You may be feeling alone now, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Push yourself to explore new boundaries outside of your comfort zone, and you can have what you want.”

I first of all had to look up what idiosyncrasies meant, which is “a characteristic, habit, mannerism, or the like, that is peculiar to an individual.” I then began to think that I do like a lot of alone time and I do think I am different than most people. It seems a lot of people around my age like to just drink, say whatever’s relevant and do what everyone else is doing. Looking back, I tried so many times to be like those people and to be honest, I catch myself doing that here and there. And quite frankly, it’s hard not to do what everyone else is doing because sometimes you just want to fit in. Like any other kid who’s only a year out of high school, I’m still trying to figure out who I am and what I’m meant to do.

A lot of scorpios are I guess known for being outgoing but every time I read my horoscope and it says I am, I have to shake my head and laugh a little because anyone who knows me knows that I’m opposite. Since moving out to California I’ve tried time after time to change that about myself but it doesn’t seem to be working. In fact, it seems like it’s almost doing to opposite. Even though I try and fail each time, I’m still going to get back on my feet walk again, and I think that’s what I like the best about myself. Eventually that question comes up, ‘what do you like the most about yourself?’ I think I’ve actually came up with an answer for that one and here it is. What I like the most about myself is that even though I may not do it right the first time or the first few hundred times, I still continue to try. Trying has always had my back no matter what, it never lets me down.

And so, I’m going to tell you to try. Keep on trying until whatever it is you want happens. Something has to happen eventually.

As always, much love, Chloe ❤

On The Daily #184

“You may have a difficult conversation with someone, Scorpio. So if, you are probably looking forward to it, and that is as it should be. You don’t shy away from tough topics, although the other party may try to avoid this talk. Even though the issue doesn’t scare you, it might cause the other to shy away a bit. So, approach it sensibly, calmly, and with the other person’s sensitivities in mind. This can be quite productive and positive if you have the right approach.”

I can usually always relate to my horoscopes but this one isn’t comforting me whatsoever. For basically everyone in the entire world, I don’t open up to about everything. There’s only one person in my life that I’ve really told everything to. Is that sad? This is a genuine question. I haven’t even told my Dad or my closest sister half the things I’ve told this other person. And I’m not talking about things that are just for fun but very serious moments in my life. I guess I never created that serious type of relationship with me Dad. I think we like to joke around more than be serious. As for my sister, we were super close when we were younger but we were seperated for a little while and since then I’ve never been able to joke around the same. But I think for that relationship it’ll need some getting used to.

It just kind of sucks that I can’t have those serious conversations face to face. Now texting or any communication where physically talking isn’t needed is good for me. I think I like to write my feelings out a lot more in those instances.

I don’t know what I’m saying anymore. If you guys have trouble talking and opening up to others, comment down below so I can know I’m not the only one out there.

Much love, Chloe ❤

BOOK REVIEW: King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard

Synopsis

Mare Barrow is a prisoner, powerless without her lightning, tormented by her lethal mistakes. She lives at the mercy of a boy she once loved, a boy made of lies and betrayal. Now a king, Maven Calore continues weaving his dead mother’s web in an attempt to maintain control over his country—and his prisoner.

As Mare bears the weight of Silent Stone in the palace, her once-ragtag band of newbloods and Reds continue organizing, training, and expanding. They prepare for war, no longer able to linger in the shadows. And Cal, the exiled prince with his own claim on Mare’s heart, will stop at nothing to bring her back.

When blood turns on blood, and ability on ability, there may be no one left to put out the fire—leaving Norta as Mare knows it to burn all the way down.

 

Now, the first two books were really good but this last one did not hit the spot for me. The whole book felt like it was leading me to something big at the end that I wouldn’t see coming. But in all honesty, I could kind of tell what was going to happen next. And don’t get me wrong, I loved some of the characters and the main story itself, it’s just that I wasn’t that satisfied with how everything turned out.

The most important thing I take from books though is if it inspired me, and this series did that just that. This book inspired me not only to read more but for my own writing as well! And I think those two things are always great as a reader and writer. The whole kings and queens, houses, ‘we are gods’ stuff was just what I needed to spark my fantasy writing up again. And I’m so glad and thankful for that!

All in all, they’re not bad reads but if you’re looking to be fully satisfied in terms of not expecting things or a “proper ending”, then this last book might be hard for you to finish the series. But it is not at all bad writing or anything such as. It’s really good if you’re into fantasy/futuristic. So give it a chance if you’re into that and you don’t know what to read!

Much love, Chloe ❤

On The Daily #183

“Even if everything is going well for you right now, Scorpio, you may be feeling a sense of malaise or melancholy. There may not be an obvious reason for it, but you may somehow feel out of balance, like something isn’t quite right. Remain focused on the fact that you are in the right place, and that the energy around you is strong and good, but if you find a quiet place to sit and think and relax, that good energy will help you to identify what’s wrong and fix it.”

This is so strange because I can actually really relate to this at the moment. It started yesterday or maybe even Sunday, and I’m not sure why either. And if you guys don’t know what malaise and melancholy, they basically mean not feeling good. So I have been feeling down, which is weird because something really good happened, which I’ll talk about next week 🙂

But as the horoscope said, I will try to stay focused on my work and personal life. And like I said on one of last week’s posts, I will stay focused but try to change it up so I can do more.

I hope this makes sense, haha! Like I’ve said many, many times, I don’t think I’m good at explaining certain things.

Much love, Chloe ❤