Book Excerpts: Then Came You by Jennifer Weiner

*****Then Came You

” . . . All I’d wanted was for someone to be happy for me — happy with me, straight up happy, not happy with questions, or happy with reservations, or happy but confused, or not happy at all . . . and there was no one in my life, including my husband, who fit the bill. . . .”

Been there, felt this.  (Rarely to include my husband, but yes, it has happened – though more often when I hit a place like this, he’s the only one who Does feel (whatever, doesn’t always have to be happy – sometimes indignant, sometimes just plain mad) for me.

Again, we have a book with only one lonely little quote.  This one I did finish, but I didn’t think it rose to the level of Jennifer Weiner’s other books.  I could see where it was going about halfway through, and it could have been lovely, but somehow it felt somewhat disjointed to me.

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Quotes That Speak To Me: Probably You

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It is

I didn’t even have to think about this one.  I’m pretty sure it’s me – on both sides (mom’s/dad’s) in fact.  <shrug>  Oh well.  Insert Popeye here.

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Quotes That Speak to Me: You Matter

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You Matter

I saw this on Facebook this morning and in the time it took me to read from top to bottom, I felt a calm stealing over me and my breathing start to slow.

I’m going to put it somewhere that I can find it when I want it – here will do.

I might also put it somewhere I’ll see it every morning.

Where would that be for you?

Quotes That Speak To Me: Criticized

Now if I can just internalize this, I think it will be like a giant, cleansing deep breath, followed by actual relaxation and clarity because yes, it Is So True.

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You’re still going to get criticized, so you might as well do whatever the fuck you want.— Kathleen Hanna  

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Quotes That Speak To Me: The Mean One

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The mean one

Found this on Facebook this morning.

I Literally laughed out loud because it couldn’t be truer.  Anybody who has studied group dynamics knows the truth of this comment.

A whole bunch of people in my life currently think I’m the mean one.

I’m still trying to decide if I’m gonna go back to the way things were or not, knowing that if I don’t, I’ll likely be abandoned.