— Ain’t it fun — Paramore
It is so easy to look back and tell yourself that you should have seen certain things coming or that you missed the obvious. At first, it is easy to beat yourself over that and feel like a fool for believing in something that just wasn’t there. But eventually, you need to come to terms with the fact that you didn’t see something coming means that you were so committed to your life and whatever was in it at that moment that you chose to open your heart completely to it, something that not everybody is capable of doing„, and that is nothing to feel foolish about.
Lately I have been allowing myself to not feel guilty when I want to take a day off of work and go have fun or when I decide to spontaneously go have a drink with a friend. I used to always feel anxious when I wasn’t doing something productive that could help me pay for school or help get me a job in the future. But now I realize that as important as it is to do as much as I can for school and work etc. it is also important to do that much for myself. So look out world, the new, improved and more fun and fearless me is here.
This one hit me hard. I am the biggest believer that everything happens for a reason. Every difficulty that you face and every hurdle that you overcome will mold you into a stronger person. Even when things hurt, have faith that it is hurting because it is leading to something so big that it is forcing you to grow to get to it.
— Roman Payne, Rooftop Soliloquy
Of course, it is unrealistic to assume that there will ever be a person in your life that will never make mistakes or hurt you in one way or another. But there is always the person that you trust more than anyone, and when they let you down in a big way— it will take all you have to survive it and learn from it. Even when you move on, those feelings stay with you for quite awhile.
It only took me a couple of hours to make it through this lovely book. I know that the book is at a lower level than some of the more complex novels I will be reading soon, but that did not get in the way of me enjoying it thoroughly. However, I was surprised at how little the movie resembled the book. The names were the same and the basic plot was the same but the way the story unfolded and all of the details were completely different. I loved the movie though, so judging it separately from the book, I enjoyed them both. I was on pins and needles for the whole second half of the book as I tried to imagine a way for Ella and Char to have a happy life together. It made for a wonderful afternoon read and I recommend it to anyone who just needs a light read— no matter how old you are.