Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Throne of Demons (book 1) Review

I was given this book by the author to read and write an honest review.

I started out this book not totally sure. We were sent the copy due to previous books we had reviewed, however Dustin has been the one who read the oh her books!! I asked him if he wanted a new book to read for free in return for a review and he said yes so I emailed the author and accepted his offer. I got the book and it sat there for almost two weeks without being read by Dustin. And I felt bad since it was our first offer....little did I know we would receive way more before long. 

So feeling guilty I picked up the book and started reading, I would read a chapter before bed. And it took me a few nights to even understand what was going on. Each "chapter" is written from the perspective of another character. So I was being thrown all over the place trying to piece together all the parts. After about a week I had a good bearing on the few main characters.

Edison really draws you into each character with great details and emotions. And you long to find out who each character is become and how they will relate. 

Without giving away too much, the plot is following a kingdom that is split between 4 lands. The king is a terrible ruler. As they oddly always seem to be. Each land is mostly left to fend for themselves against the on slaught of demons attacking from all sides. And as the story progresses you find that the only way to truly overcome the demons is witchcraft. But who will go to the witches first? The answer will surprise you, and make you want to read the next book.

So what is my review. I'll give it a 4 out of 5 stars. Why because the story is so well written and the characters are so developed you feel genuine grief when someone dies. But this whole concept wasn't for me. If you like stories based on demons, witches, and other folklore as such you would totally think it's a 5/5!! I hope that Dustin manages to pick it up and read it in the future!!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Dream big, Shoot high!!!

Scraping the bottom of the barrel and living paycheck to paycheck is totally something we have our fair share of experience in!! We are no stranger to eating mac and cheese a couple times a week to get by. And whose kidding, the kids eat better those weeks anyways haha!! But obviously this isn't where we wanna be forever.

I have always been a goal setter, I mean I dream big as far into the future as 10 years from now, so as short as goals to reach by the end of the day!  Those small goals may seem mundane and useless in the greater scheme of things, but they make me keep looking forward, and trying to reach for bigger and better things each day.

If you don't set goals, how do you know where you wanna go. You gotta set big goals and then figure out what smaller goals will get there. This can be applied to all areas of your life. And sometimes those smaller goals don't pan out. And you have to take a detour, sit down and set new goals. But that is okay!! You learned something from trying and you are that much closer to figuring out your path!! 

Overall my main future goal is to settle down, make a home and be able to raise my children comfortably. And the reality of that might just be that we live broke, learn and get where we need to be.

There have been two things that have consistently for the past 7-8 years been my interests. And that is fitness and photography!! I love them both passionately. They are the things I could do every day and never tire of them. So for me it was an obvious step in the right direction to start my Photography business. I am not making bank loads yet, because it takes a good foundation to build a successful business and I am still learning what it takes as I go. 

Today I decided to take hopefully a good step towards my other passion. I had thought many times in the past about joining beachbody, and have done quite a few of their programs along the way. I don't know exactly what held me up all this time, but finally I stepped up and decided to commit to being a coach. I don't know where this journey will lead me, it may be successful and be all the further I need to go for a while, or it may just be a stepping stone to go even further. Those long term goals will be discussed later once I have nailed them down!! 

But I hope that my feeling inspired today rubs off on at least one of you!! If you are passionate about something, don't hold back, follow your dreams!! It is never too late!!!