Life Nugget #1

Hey guys,

Its November and we are officially one month from 2018 ending. This year has been a great learning experience for me, i discovered a lot of things about myself and i have been having a good bonding session with friends and family. I started to allow myself to enjoy being at home, i started to allow myself to invest in my country. 

 

One of the things i pray for daily is for me to live and what i mean by that is simple. I want my life to be filled with color, i don’t want to run away and hide anymore i want to experience every thing. 

The mistake i made before coming back home was to believe what people told me about my country and about how life works. i realized people experience things what maybe shitty for one person might be heaven for the next. That’s exactly what happened for me i found a mini heaven in a place that is a raging hell ( well you get the point just turn on the news).

One of my favorite quotes is by Hunter S. Thompson 

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride”-Hunter S. Thompson 

I am not making any new years resolution next year because i think they hold me back ,i put so much pressure on myself to complete them and then end up giving up before March. Instead i will continue to improve myself as i started doing this year.

So you beautiful human/unicorn being reading this my challenge for you for the remaining part of this year and next year is simple..LIVE

Go outside ( i know the world is a scary place) and do stuff, run that marathon, ask that human ( or unicorn) out and if you get rejected hey there’s plenty unicorns in the sky. Look at your body and feel ya self (Beyonce style people this blog is semi PG). 

Be Brave…Live don’t Just Exist 

As Always,

Booked Unicorn

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One step at a time

Hey guys,

I am on my journey to healing and so far i am happy with the improvements i have made but i still need to do a lot more.  Right now i am learning to pace myself and not expect results to happened overnight.

This past weekend i realized that its easy to say you have moved past a problem/stage/person until you meet it again. I have mentioned before i hated secondary school easily the worst part of my life some of the things that happened to me  then still affect my grown ass now.

Now i met people from my school that i was hoping not to see for a while ( meaning until i’m rich and famous and i have a billion dollars in my account). Well lets say i was triggered and i almost had a panic attack at the mall.  Although my friend i was with at that time told me i would be fine i didn’t really take in anything she was saying. As i got home i went straight to bed and slept. I woke up the next morning, my brain was ready to pick up from were i stopped the previous day. I looked into a mirror and said positive things to myself.

I cannot go back to that bubble, i destroyed it the day i said i wanted to move forward. I owe no one any explanation  i am a working progress i will get to the stage were i am 100% okay one day. As soon as i said those words to myself in the mirror i felt better a whole lot better.

 

So here’s my little encouragement to you,

keep going you are doing your best, you have come so far you cannot give up now you’ve got this. One step at a time

 

As Always,

Booked Unicorn

Unicorn reviews: A Boy Worth Knowing

abwk Title : A boy worth knowing

Author: Jennifer Cosgrove

  Genre: LGBT M/M, contemporary, paranormal YA

Date published: March 2017

Publisher: Nine Star press

Pages:182

Rating: 4 stars

Synopsis from Goodreads: Ghosts can’t seem to keep their opinions to themselves.Seventeen-year-old Nate Shaw should know; he’s been talking to them since he was twelve. But they aren’t the only ones making his high school years a living hell. All Nate wants is to keep his secret and keep his head down until he can graduate. That is, until the new boy, James Powell, takes a seat next to him in homeroom. James not only notices him, he manages to work his way into Nate’s life. But James has issues of his own.
Between dead grandmothers and living aunts, Nate has to navigate the fact that he’s falling in love with his only friend, all while getting advice from the most unusual places.
Ghosts, bullies, first love: it’s a lot to deal with when you’re just trying to survive senior year

 

The Review

 

Trigger warning: Bullying

The story is a bittersweet one, Nate has suffered a lot because of his ability, ostracized in school by an popular evil  bitch and there’s strain in his family. James is the new kid with his own issues but he is a ray of sunlight in our protagonists life, you will love him. 

The author balanced humor and tragedy perfectly, there were funny scenes and then there were scenes where you just wanted to hug Nate. His Aunt protected him , i appreciated that she did not baby him and always gave him the truth when needed; she also would not hesitate to smack a bitch that hurts her nephew.

His Nana was just adorable( she’s a ghost haunting their home), i loved the way she still commanded respect even though she was dead. I loved James for taking time to know Nate and stand up for him even though he had problems of his own, he was a good friend  ( until the time he fucked up). 

The book was well written with characters you would recognize in your typical high school setting, straight to the point and easy to understand. I gave the book four stars because i thought it was a cute story, the last chapter had me in my feelings tho( when a particular character came back i was like, really bitch? Really). 

I recommend this book if you are looking for a short m/m read.