Found and old blog
Monday, September 05, 2011
I had found an old blog that I had wrote and figured that it absolutely still applies and wanted to have it here. So here it is:
Ok so have you ever sat down and found something so very small but that just resonates with you? I know I do it all the time with music. However I found one tiny passage in my book that struck a deep cord with me! Now to explain the passage it is from one of my favorite books(maybe even my top FAVORITE), Poison Study by Maria V. Synder. The book is wonderfully written, and has a great female lead Yelena. I have read this book several times already and honestly the following passage just hit a cord with me this time around. Here is a little background on the book and events leading up to the passage: Yelena is guilty of killing a man, and after spending some time in the dungeons was given the offer to be the Commander's Food Taster or the noose...I don't think I would give anything away on this but she chooses the Food Taster job. Now she is trained by Valek, the Commander's right hand man, assassin, and spy...She does have a several "adventures" and during one of the adventures(I am not giving anything away! You have to read it, which is what I highly suggest you do anyway!) Valek tells her this:
"Everyone makes choices in life. Some bad, some good. It's called living, and if you want to bow out, then go right ahead. But don't do it halfway. Don't linger in whiner's limbo."
Ok so why does this resonate with me? Well for the simple fact that in life at different points I have lingered in the whiner's limbo. I want to complain about WHAT HAPPENS TO me, and I don't look at the choices I make that cause the events. I won't say that I will never again linger in Whiner's limbo, but I will do my best not to...I make choices everyday along this path I am carving out for myself: some are bad, some are good..I need to remember to celebrate the good and forget the bad. Again I must say thanks to Maria V. Synder for writing this book(and all her others) as I have found something to remind me about what I am striving for!