I was lucky enough to score this book on my Friends of the Library book shelf sale for a $1.oo today. It has a huge waiting list on all the booktrading sites and at the library.I liked the Twilight series a lot so I am going to read this one soon.I haven't read Breaking Dawn yet but I have it on hold at the library when a copy becomes available.She writes mostly for the teen market but she has a vast following of adult readers too.I think the library gods showed me favor today.LOL.
Do you ever feel like you have adult growing pains? I do .I think we never stop growing as people. I know that I feel sometime when I am in a difficult circumstance that maybe the universe (aka god) doesn't like me so much . I rationalize that if the universe loved me that I would have it easier and have better circumstances. I know that most of us have felt this way at some point.
I have come to accept that in the difficult times is when I gain the most wisdom and understanding and it is in these times that I learn and grow the most and maybe that is what they are there to teach me.I think of these times as a Stern Parent that is trying to teach me that it is these times of difficulty and stretching that I learn that life isn't fair, good people have bad things happen to them and that feeling sorry for myself isn't helpful.
I watched Randy Pausch's wife in an interview a couple of weeks back and she said something that really stuck with me .She said that when she would start to dwell on the what ifs and the inevitable and she could feel herself cycling out of control with worry she would repeat a mantra to herself and she would tell herself ,"Not helpful". I have been doing this and it really works a lot for me .
I have chosen to believe that these " Growing Pains" will hopefully lead me into a new chapter of my life that is new and different.I also know that this time of life is excellent to reveal the areas of my life that may need some exploration and revision such as unresolved conflicts , unhealthly lifestyles and behaviors.
What areas of your life are you experiencing " Growing Pains" in?
Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish." -Ovid