Time To Rate Some Shows!

Hey guys! So it’s been pretty exciting watching the new shows for Fall. I’ve decided to rate the ones I’ve watched so far! For the record, I still have some more to watch!

THE GOOD

The Good Place – 4.5/5 stars

The Good Place is hilarious! I love Kristen Bell and Ted Danson. I also love William Jackson Harper’s character! If you want to watch a show that’ll crack you up, watch The Good Place!

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Kevin Can Wait 4/5 Stars

Kevin Can Wait is another really funny show. While I’m not in love with the character Chale and while the acting isn’t as good as in The Good Place, it’s still a great, funny show!

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Timeless – 4.5/5 Stars

So I was really excited for this show and while at first I was a little worried that the acting wouldn’t be very good (I’d only seen one of the actors in something – Matt Latner in the newer version of 90210), I ended up LOVING the show and loving all the main characters!

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THE BAD

MacGyver 1/5 Stars

No, no, no! I watched the first episode and was not impressed. AT ALL! I thought it might actually be good, but it wasn’t. Now maybe I was trying too hard to compare it to the original (which was great and can be found on Netflix!), but I was very disappointed. First of all, way too much of the show was narrated. Second of all, they labeled on the show like what everything was. I think we know what a paper clip looks like!

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October Photo Challenge – October 4th

Favorite Horror Novel

A book about ghosts and communication, Dead Lines by Greg Bear is a fantastic book! It’s actually my favorite book in general as well as my favorite horror novel. For my review of the book, click here!

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The Serenity Blog Award

Matt answers the question about why writing about peace is so important. Please check out his amazing blog!

In Silence We Suffer

A couple of days ago I was lucky enough to receive The Serenity Blog Award. Serenity is a site set up by a group of fantastic bloggers – B.G., Carla, Ariel and Rae – some of whom I keep in regular contact with. If you have a free 5 minutes I’d really recommend heading over there to check out their collaboration as well as their own personal blogs.

As part of the award, Serenity asked me why writing about peace is important to me…

Life is complicated. We wish it was simple, but it’s not. We all know the conflictions that can occur. The difficulty to find balance in our life, between good days and bad days, between work and play, between helping others and looking after ourselves. It’s not as easy as we’d like. We don’t need to be suffering from mental illness to have days in which we struggle.

Writing…

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It’s Not Weak To Share Your Feelings

I feel like there’s this huge misconception that showing your feelings means that you’re weak. I feel like people think that holding everything in makes you strong. I’m sorry, but I have to say that I disagree. I’m not saying that if you’re someone who keeps your emotions and thoughts inside, that you’re not strong, but rather I’m saying that there’s nothing wrong with sharing how you feel.

I’ve heard it before, and I’m sure you have too. People call other people strong and say things like, “Wow, I didn’t even know that you had [insert mental or physical health issue here]”. The way these people say this is as if a person hiding their issues makes someone strong. Now don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of people who are strong who don’t share their feelings or emotions. However, I feel that we need to make sure that we also note that people who do share their feelings and struggles are also very strong.

Maybe I’m wrong, but it almost seems like people tend to give more credit to those who hold in their feelings than to those who don’t. I think that’s wrong and also, very sad. I think people need to know that it’s okay to share their issues and feelings and that by doing so, not only are they helping themselves, but they’re helping others who struggle as well. By sharing what we go through, we inform others who struggle that they’re not alone.

Perhaps I’m a little bias. I’ve always been the type of person who talks about my issues (to those I trust anyway). Sometimes I feel like the world wants this and appreciates this trait and other times, not so much. There are tons of people out there who sadly, don’t want to hear it. However, we need to realize that sharing our feelings is important and as I said, beneficial to ourselves and others. So don’t hold in how you feel! Share your feelings and struggles with those who you trust!

 

October Photo Challenge – October 3rd

Scariest Episode

So while perhaps not scary, I’ve definitely seen my fair share of creepy episodes of shows. I’m not sure if this is the creepiest episode that I’ve ever seen, but it is creepy and I just re-watched it last night so it’s fresh in my mind! Supernatural’s Shut Up, Dr. Phil!

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October Photo Challenge – October 2nd

Favorite Scary TV Show:

I don’t really watch scary TV shows, so I’m choosing another type of TV movie/mini series. It wasn’t so much scary as down right creepy at times! It was really good though! Quicksilver Highway!

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Rae’s Rules to Remember #58: You Need to Vote

So while I don’t usually post political things, I absolutely agree with Rae and felt the need to reblog this fabulous post!

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When the presidential race first started, I supported Bernie Sanders. Out of all of the options I truly felt that he was the best. Now that he’s out of the race, I’ve had to jump on the Hillary bandwagon. Of course, I’m all for having the first female president… I just didn’t want it to be her. She’s not the perfect candidate, but I have to accept the fact that she’s better than Trump.

Donald Trump making it this far in the election has basically shown that anyone can run for president, and that no real political experience or knowledge is necessary. This is not okay. As a woman of color from a lower middle class background, a feminist, and an ally, I cannot (in any way) justify voting for Trump.

Let’s be honest here. He’s not brave and he doesn’t “tell it like it is.” He’s an overprivileged, racist…

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Grains of Sand – September ’16

Hey everyone! Again I would like to share my Grains of Sand for last month. Grains of Sand is a great way to remember all the progress that you’ve made in the last month. This idea was originally thought up by Sandy over at Sandycademy! Without further ado, here were my Grains of Sand for the month of September!

-On September 1st – Got outside a lot and walked around

 
-Reached over 600 followers!
• Thank you so much guys! I can’t thank you enough! You’ve been so supportive and kind.

 
-Got two posts published on The Mighty! You can check them out here and here!
• I feel so honored and happy that The Mighty published two more of my posts. Thank you so much! Also, special thanks to everyone who supports me in my journey to get through anxiety!

 
-Went shopping! Found a wonderful store where you can sit down while you shop. The people there were amazing! For more on this experience, click here!
• It felt so good to go shopping at a place where was set up for people who struggle. It felt good to enjoy myself going out again!

 
-Finished working on the story I had been writing!

  • I’m so proud of myself that I completed working on this story and hope to take it to the next level!

 

-Finished reading The Trial by James Patterson.

 
-Started reading Cradle and All by James Patterson. GREAT BOOK SO FAR!

-Got offered another writing opportunity!

  • Thank you to the person who offered this to me! I’m so honored!