Just checking in with you all. I’ve been super busy with work and planning the March 2011 give away contest. Some of you saw a sneak peak of the books I’m giving away a while back in an update video I did a while back.
New stuff has happened, both good and bad. My Kindle is more addictive than ever. I’ve been reading books by Pema Chodron, faster than I’d read any other book! Shopping has been lovely too. I went out a few times and bought some staple pieces that would carry me through until spring; I’m very happy =]
True Blood Series 3 has finally started over here in the UK, along with other shows I am guilty for loving deeply… 90210, Glee and one show I’m very proud to be a fan of, The Big Bang Theory.
Going back to Pema Chodron, she is a Buddhist nun and teacher. She is fantastic, and so far her book ‘Start Where You Are’ is a real eye opener and I recommend it to anyone who wants to feel real and be themselves.
In the comic book world, I’m checking out David Hine, so any of you who have anything by him let me know!
On a more personal note, late last year one of my good friends from upper school died of an aneurysm, but I didn’t get to go to the funeral. I pulled out an old picture of us and the gang together and lit a white candle and performed a small remembrance spell for her. Just as I was dealing with that, yesterday I got the news that yet another friend died. It makes me wonder how I’m supposed to deal with it. I don’t like to open up about my feelings as I’m so used to keeping them quiet, but I’m being brave, in a very brief way. Yesterday I cried for the first time over Layla as I didn’t last year November, I guess the shock of my friend made me crumble. What makes it worse, my mother and I don’t have a very formidable relationship so she didn’t give a fuck. I switched my phone to silent, saved my manuscript and turned the computer off.
I’m not sure what’s going to happen with my friend as he wasn’t here; he lives in Manchester. I just hope his family will be okay. I wonder what Pema Chodron or anyone else might say about death…