So I went to my first “Paint Night” this week. Totally awesome! I had to confess to a friend how I actually became interested in painting. I’d thought I’d share with you all too.
It all started with a book of course….I was reading The Best Kind of Broken by Chelsea Fine. The main character was a painter. I needed another outlet and why not painting? Pixie surely made it sound super awesome. So, after I finished reading the book I did some research then made my way to the nearest Hobby Lobby to buy painting tools. I absolutely suck at it but it’s fun and this paint night made a step in the right direction I think? If not, I at least saw my friends’ mad painting skills so I can make them teach me 🙂
Anyways, I feel like a total dork but hey, what can I do? #bookdragon 😉
Thought I’d give it a try, Daily Prompt: Symptom here it goes:
We laughed. We cuddled. I softened deep into his embrace. His smell…My God his smell. It was an ecstasy. When we were together I felt whole. I felt like I belonged.
I smiled. We talked. I shared my darkest secrets. He was still there. He still loved me.
I dreamed. They were big too. The clouds spread all around me. The words easily fell on paper. I was successful.
I awakened. To a nightmare. Red on all the walls. Tears and mascara on my face. Chaos around me. Men and women in white surrounding me.
I screamed. I told them to take me back, to him. To my life. It would fade if I didn’t get back.
They placed an IV. A liquid entered my veins. My euphoria dissipated.
I cried. Reality returned. It was all imagined they said. A symptom.
Two life defining moments for me:
1.One of my friends bought me a Lord of the Rings scarf for Christmas. I was thrilled!
2. I joined a book group on facebook and had the balls to post to it! It was about The Chemist which I’m not to happy with (different storry for a different post). The point: I had an intriguing conversation with a complete stranger!!
The fact these small things in life excited me so much made me realize I’m a complete dork! It’s official, I’m a dork 🙂 But I’m getting older so I’m starting to just roll with it more!
If you want a bookworm to cook….get her a cookbook! My mom bought me one and I’ve actually enjoyed picking recipes and cooking. My friends all know how big a feat this is…but sshh don’t tell anyone my secret. I still like getting free meals 😉
Rhapsodic by Laura Thalassa….the only book I’ve ever read twice, purposely. 😉
According to Neil deGrasse Tyson, these are the 8 essentials that every intelligent person should read. These books were my Christmas gift.
I’ve been getting my 2017 reading challenge list together. I want to expand my reading culture 🙃. Meaning try new things, learn new things, read different perspectives, so on and so forth. Looks like I’ll be adding these to my list! Geez, its going to be a long list! Coming soon! I think I might add a writing challenge too!! Avid readers tend to be great writers….or so they say 😕….I guess we’ll see about that….