Finding JOY in our own Story

The opening keynote speaker at the Blissdom Conference was Brene Brown.  She is a Wife, Mother, Author, Blogger (www.OrdinaryCourage.com), Social Worker and Professor.
 Brene Brown’s presentation resonated with me on a level I can not begin to describe or explain. {Not very good when you are writing a blog.}  She spoke about her current book titled: The Gifts of Imperfection.  The subtitle says, “Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are…Your Guide to a Wholehearted Life.
Isn’t the title of this book just beautiful?
Doesn’t it make you want to just exhale and feel GOOD?
Well then imagine how phenomenal her speech was.  Her slides had very yummy photographs as well.  But, that’s a whole different post.
Of course I took notes.  This line speaks volumes:

Owning our STORY and
loving ourselves 
through that process
is the BRAVEST thing
that we will ever do.”

I was delighted to meet Brene and have her sign my copy of The Gifts of Imperfection.  Since she is from Houston, Texas, I had to share with her my story of living in Houston.  Turns out, our husbands went to school together and share the same occupation! {Imagine Twilight Zone music here}  I appreciated her genuineness and sweet nature.  Just finished the preface of her book and I already feel SO GOOD!

If you want to learn more about truly living with JOY in your life, I completely recommend this book!  I have partnered with the Amazon.com Associates affiliate program to make things easier for you as well.  Just click on the link below and it will take you directly there. 🙂
You HAVE the control,
Shan

Absolutely Awesome New Twilight Trailer!

Holy cow!!!!! They came out with a final movie trailer for Twilight. It was released today and I am on cloud nine! I love this trailer so much more than the others! It shows more of Edward and Bella’s relationship…even a kiss! Ahhhhhh!!!! It is going to be sooooo good! I can’t wait…it is getting closer to the actual release day but it can’t seem to come soon enough!

I am currently re-reading Eclipse now. I have shared my “obsession” of Twilight with my Sister and Mom. They both felt the same way as I did…so I am not alone! Huh! One of my soon to be neighbor’s saw me wearing my shirt and I went on and on about how she had to read it. I saw her yesterday and she is reading Eclipse now. She said she is totally obsessed and hasn’t read a book in years. It was funny hearing her tell me how her husband is in shock about her reading all the time. Her husband and mine could start a support group! 🙂 SERIOUSLY!

Anyway, it has been fun having something to look forward to (the movie) in regards to these Twilight characters since finishing the books. I have missed them. These books have brought me so much joy. I am so glad I overlooked my notion of not liking vampires to read Twilight. I still don’t like the old mythical notions of vampires. I really only like Stephenie Meyer’s vampires. There are so many good things about them. Okay, I’ll let up for now…I won’t continue droning on. I am just so siked about this new trailer…this movie might be super close to reading the book!

One last thing, how could I forget or not mention this…the soundtrack music titles have been released!!!!!!! You can see each song and band that will be on the soundtrack on www.stepheniemeyer.com. There is a link under my favorite websites to the right. You can even listen to one of Paramore’s tracks written just for the movie! This is awesome news for Twilight Fans!

Gotta love it,
Shan