5 Book Characters That Can Help You with Your New Year’s Resolutions
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As we go further and further into 2015, keeping our New Year's resolutions becomes more and more difficult. Our enthusiasm and drive to change our ways can plummet as we lose our focus. The key to battling this downward spiral? Getting some much-needed dose of motivation and inspiration!
One source, aside from our favorite celebrities, is inspiring book characters that kicked ass and succeeded in their pursuits, be it fighting for their lives, battling menacing villains, or snagging their dream jobs.
Take your cue from these book characters and get all the help you need (and more) in changing for the better!
Katniss Everdeen, The Hunger Games trilogy
Best for: going against the tide when you know you're in the right
What's inspiring: Katniss is one of the strongest female book characters in young adult fiction. What's not to love? She’s strong, loving to her family, a leader of a revolution, and is still very human and relatable. Katniss dared to go against the most powerful forces to bring justice to the people of Panem. Just like her, you must challenge all the bad influences that hinder you from keeping your resolutions.CONTINUE READING BELOWRecommended VideosADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Hermione Granger, the Harry Potter series
Best for: always being calm, collected, and on top of things
What's inspiring: Hermione is always quick to think of solutions to sticky situations. She’s brainy and can stay focused even on the most stressful times. Surely, Harry and Ron would be lost without her. Tempted to spend too much, gorge on unhealthy food, or skip your workout? Channel your inner Hermione and think things through before you break your resolutions.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Chris Gardner, The Pursuit of Happyness
Best for: never losing hope even when you're feeling down in the dumps
What's inspiring: Chris Gardner is not just a book character; he's a real-life inspiration. He didn't let his shortcomings stop him from pursuing his dreams. He used his limited resources, persevered, kept the faith, and eventually, all his hard work paid off. If you’re ever feeling it's hopeless to commit to your resolutions, think of the much harder things others have to go through.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Josephine "Jo" March, Little Women
Best for: breaking stereotypes to achieve your dreams
What's inspiring: Jo March is one of the most important and influential female characters in literature. Considered one of the early feminist book characters, Jo broke gender stereotypes to become her own person. Did you make a resolution to be more true to yourself? Then make Jo your inspiration. You don't have to act like this or that just because the norm says so.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Bridget Jones, Bridget Jones's Diary
Best for: being realistic and just trying your best
What's inspiring: Okay, so Bridget's story isn't the most successful one in terms of keeping resolutions. But we think she's a good reminder of making conscious effort to be better. Her resolutions about her weight, vices, career, and love life are also something we'll all go through at one point or another, so it should be easy to relate to her.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
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Hi! It's been so long since I planned to post my story in another platform aside from wattpad and now here I am, hoping that my story can be featured here.
My story is entitle "Who Are You," it's a tagalog-english teen fiction story so I hope, those filipinos who visit here can read my story!
WHO ARE YOU: PRELUDE
Sinungaling na ba ako kung sasabihin ko sa inyo ang pangalan ko? Hindi ako sure kung anong sasabihin kong pangalan ko pero may nagsasabi sa aking wag nalang magpakilala sa inyo.
May gusto lang naman akong itanong... Paano kung may makilala ka sa kasalukuyan na nagpapaalala sayo sa nakaraan? Anong gagawin mo kung ang nakilala mo sa kasalukuyan ay may tinatago pa lang sikreto na kahit siya mismo ay walang alam pero may kinalaman sa iyong nakaraan? Anong gagawin mo kung ang dalawang ito ay may koneksyon? Anong pipiliin mo? Ang nakilala mo sa nakaraan? O ang nagpakilala bilang ibang tao sa kasalukuyan? Past? Or Present?
There was this guy I dated for a while but things didn't turn out well. I was so into him that one night I can't stop thinking about him, I've decided to send his MOM a message on facebook confessing how much I like her son. I wish it ended there but no. I had to make it so emotional, lengthy and detailed like the drama queen I am. Luckily, it went to message request so I'm hoping she hasn't really read it yet. Up until this day it makes me cringe whenever I think about it but hey, whenever it pops in my mind I make myself laugh too so thank you self for being unbelievably shameless and brave when it comes to love. I may age faster because I have made a lot of cringe-worthy moments that I constantly make faces out of embarrassment just reflecting on my antics but I know I've made more hilarious memories than what ifs and somehow that makes the disappointments feel more like assurances that I have gave it my all and I have lived as honest (maybe a little to honest) as I could. #ItsOnlyNatural #CanBnatural
I've been investing in arts, photography, and writing. I've also got back to reading the other day and I finished reading this amazing book entitled 300 Things I Hope by Iain S. Thomas. It is all about the things the author hopes his readers to do in all aspects of life. So, I decided to make a version of it with all of the things I'm hoping for.
I hope I get to see my friends be successful in life. I hope to make a big mural someday. I hope to be a well-known artist like the artists I look up to. I hope to marry the person I am in love with today. I hope to be a little kinder to myself. I hope to see happiness even in the smallest things. I hope to travel the world. I hope to be a good mother and a wife to my future family. I hope to have my artworks displayed in a gallery or an exhibit. I hope to learn more about creative writing. I hope I won't learn how to get tired and give up my passion. I hope I won't get too hard on myself whenever I don't get the results I've been wanting to see in my works. I hope to love myself more even on the days I hate it the most. I hope to lead and empower women; to be their voice and for them to believe in themselves that they can be the woman they look up to. And when I've reached my limit of these things, I hope I won't get tired of reminding myself that my emotions don't make me weak, hence, makes me stronger. These are some of the things I always hope for. What about you? What are you hoping for?
I started fixing myself this quarantine. I mean, I started trying makeup products. As a teen, I'm on my phone almost every hour of the day, scroll on my social media accounts, especially Instagram, and also Pinterest where you get to see nice and pleasing photography by bunch of amazing and beautiful people from different parts of the world. So I started taking my own as well. I did not know that taking your own photo and try to get an Instagramable one is sooooooooo hard, it's exhausting. I do not have alot of space in my room, and I would definitely not do it outside our house because of Corona Virus, and I don't want to be seen by our neighbors HAHA so I have no choice but to make tiis inside my room.
Out of atleast 25 shots, only 2 are a nice picture. While I'm all sweaty and tired, I am proud of what I could do beyond my comfort zone. And this definitely built my self confidence, (and I secret love the compliments I received from both people I know and don't know) It's not my first time visiting in here, Candy! But I'm new to writing my thoughts and experiences, so bare with me HAHA.
Until next time!