Cinema Paradiso – A Love Letter to Film

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I have always had a love for books; I built my career on surrounding myself with them. But there is something visceral about watching a film that just cannot be replaced. We are taught to read, but to those of us gifted with sight, we see – there is nothing else. Books can take you to a magical place or create a space where you feel loved and have a place in the world. Movies can also accomplish this, but the inherent goal of a film is different from a book – it’s to show you a different perspective on the world and create a community that has a shared experience.
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Quitting Never Felt So Good

I recently made a decision that, for myself, has been something that I have struggled with greatly in the past. It doesn’t seem like it’s that big of a deal, but in general, I felt like sucking it up and seeing it through was the only option, until now: I stopped reading a book I wasn’t enjoying.
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What an Exciting Week!


My sincere apologies for not having a new post up last week! The last 8 days have been a little crazy but I have two reviews in the works – Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl and The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.

In the meantime, I have some updates on big life things.
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Job Hunting

I am still jobless over a month into our move to Georgia. This is stressful because:
1) we live with my in-laws which is fine but I miss having our own space and our own furniture;
2) not having a job sounds all fine and dandy but I AM SO BORED. I really need to get out of the house more and I need to work;
3) we can’t really look into moving into our own place until I have a job because we don’t know which area to move to that will be convenient for both my husband’s and my commute.

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Now that we’re here…

GEORGIAWe’ve made it! It’s been a few weeks but we’re now (mostly) settled in Georgia. We’re currently living with my husband’s dad and step-mom and I don’t have a job but that’s okay.

Getting to the point where we felt “settled” was long and arduous. We drove from Texas to Birmingham in one day to see my brother’s family (in addition, my mom was also visiting them during this time). We stayed there for two nights then continued into Atlanta.

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Preparing for a new adventure

This time next week I will officially be unemployed. My husband has decided to accept a job offer in Atlanta, GA so we will be moving in about a week and half. I am incredibly excited but I am also SO OVERWHELMED. So instead of doing things I was supposed to do today, I went back to sleep after my husband left for work for a 2.5 hour nap and decided to write in the blog I haven’t touched in about a year to avoid packing and other errands.

me doing anything to avoid life right now

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Graduation, life, (not) blogging

I had about 10 drafts for books that I read last year and wanted to review, but seeing as that didn’t happen and a lot of time has passed since then, we’re just going to move forward! Keeping up with a blog during school (by choice) and with working two jobs proved to be incredibly difficult. We’ll see how it goes this time around.

Last weekend I graduated with my Masters in Library Sciences. Now the job hunt begins for a full-time position!

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