Wanderventures | February

Wanderventures | February

I’m back again with another Wanderventures to tell you the cool things I did in February.

Now let’s look back at February’s Wanderventures.

I got 2 Free Audiobooks!!!

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I have no idea how I got 2 free audiobooks from Audible.com. Maybe I had an audible credit or something from the things I purchased on Amazon, but I was so excited when I looked on the Amazon dashboard and I had 2 credits waiting for me. I got the Throne of Glass audiobook and the Illuminae audiobook. I cannot put into words how over the moon I am to have the Illuminae audiobook. I have heard amazing things about it and that there’s a cast of characters instead of just one voice actor and there’s sound effects and everything. An awesome start to the month!

Gravity Falls Series Finale

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Gravity Falls ended in February and when I tell you it ended with a bang, OMG, it ended with a bang. I wasn’t able to keep up with the last season, but luckily with the Series Finale, there was a marathon of the previous season so I was able to catch up. I may have cried once or twice during the finale and it was definitely a satisfying end to Mabel and Dipper’s unforgettable summer.

I watched ALOT of amazing movies.

There are no words that can describe how amazing these movies are so their movie posters will have to suffice. I highly recommend each and everyone of these movies and they’re guaranteed to make you cry, laugh and feel more than you may have ever thought possible.

He named me Malala

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Woodlawn

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The Choice

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

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I embraced my artistic side.

Painting

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I made a painting inspired by my favorite quote.

Vision Board

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I made a vision board of my plans for the rest of the year and beyond.

I had a very movie-filled and wanderventorus February. I can’t wait to see what I do in March.

Until then,
❤ Maya

My Inspiration Corner

My Inspiration Corner

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Welcome to my inspiration corner. It’s a corner right next to my door that I see  every time I wake up. It’s full of inspiring words that I’ve posted over time and I’m able to read it whenever I’m in need of some motivation. It’s definitely a good idea to have a section of your room that you can look to when you’re feeling down and need a little pick-me-up. I was looking at mine today (while trying to come up with a blog post idea) and figured it would be a good idea to share some of my inspiration corner with you all.

Without further ado, my inspiration corner:

  • At the top next to the purple ‘Words’ picture that a friend gave me for Christmas, is my vision board. It’s a rough sketch of everything I want from my life and who I want to be.
  • To the left of my orange dry erase board, is a fortune cookie note that says, “You are heading in the right direction.” I know you shouldn’t place any stock in fortune cookies, but it made me smile and it came at a time when I needed something to say I was doing things right, so I kept it.
  • On the opposite wall, there’s a mirror that I look at every day and remind myself how awesome I am.
  • To the left of the mirror is a program signed by Tayari Jones.  She came to speak at an event I went to in college. I briefly spoke to her about how her talk inspired me to keep writing. I can’t really remember what I said to her, but in response, she wrote, ‘Of course you write, it’s your plan A.’ And I’ve kept the program ever since. Here is an author that knows nothing about me, but still believes in me enough to say that writing is not a plan B or a plan C or an afterthought. It is and will always be my plan A.
  • Below the program is a scripture. Proverbs 23:4 Labor not to be rich. I have to continue to remind myself of this which is why I posted it in my corner. As a writer, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the sales or lack thereof and get worried. I have this scripture up to remind me that it’s not about the money. I’m not working to get rich. My overall goal is to share stories with people all over the world and maybe inspire others to go after  their dreams.
  • The final item, to the right of the scripture, is a quote from ‘The Adventures of Tintin.’ If you’ve been following me for a while you will be very familiar with this quote. It reads:

 There are plenty of others willing to call you a failure. A fool. A loser. A hopeless souse. Don’t you ever say it of yourself. You send out the wrong signal, that is what people pick up. Don’t you understand? You care about something, you fight for it. You hit a wall, you push through it. There’s something you need to know about failure, Tintin. You can never let it defeat you.

This reminds me that no matter how many times I fail, or do something wrong, I must always keep a positive attitude. I must never speak badly of myself. There are plenty of others that will, so I must always speak of myself in the highest regards and push through every obstacle I’m faced with no matter what.

I hope you have enjoyed taking a look into my little corner and hopefully, you’ve been inspired to make a corner of your own.

From the #1 Rule-breaker,

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