Blogspiration #4

Blogspiration #4

Yikes! I’ve missed a few of these. It is -insane- how hectic life gets around here sometimes. There are days when I barely have enough time to breathe, so I really shouldn’t be surprised when a meme goes missing from my rotation.  Still and all, I would like to TRY to get these done EVERY SUNDAY!

We’ll see how that goes…

Blogspiration is a new meme hosted jointly by GrowingUp YA and saz101.  It is meant to, according to these lovely bloggers, “help spark inspiration among bloggers, readers and writers alike.”  I don’t know about you, but I am often in need of inspiration and motivation, and I think this hop just may do that.

The rules from our hosts are:

  • Blogspiration posts will go live on Sunday. While you don’t have to post on Sunday, you have one week to drop by and share your links.
  • Go check out the participating blogs! Feel free to comment/follow
  • Most importantly, HAVE FUN with it!!
This week, our hosts have e-mailed us about something new.  Apparently it’s not going to be an every-Sunday-thing, but an occasional little fun bit of the Blogspiration meme. I’m game!
The question that Sarah and Kristin have posed for us this week is:

“What book inspires you?”

Now, according to the eMail, this can be good, bad, or ugly inspiration.  Hmm.
Well…I think the book I’ve read most recently that inspired me was probably MWF seeking BFF by Rachel Bertsche. I actually have a review scheduled for this book for Februrary 28th and I anticipate giving it a rather high rating.  It’s potentially a book that’s not for everyone – parts of it are a bit dry with a bunch of references to various studies and lots of research – but the ideas in it, the theme of the book, is just…nice.  It’s all about getting out there, making friends, socializing, being a happy, smiling, courteous, lovely person.
Since I’m “new” in town here in San Jose (ok ok, I’ve lived here since 2008, but still…) and I haven’t really made the effort to go out and meet new (local) friends, the book really struck a chord with me.  I should just put myself out there and DO things.  I should join some book clubs and I should do the Mommy & Me groups and there’s a few dog events around that my Border Collie would loooove… So yeah, the book has inspired me to look at my options.
However, I’m a nerdy introvert who also happens to be a content homebody.  I’m also painfully shy and have some -extreme- social anxiety when around large groups of people. SO…we’ll see just how far this inspiration can get me. 😉
What book inspires YOU?  Leave me a comment and let me know!


THIS was so cute!! I totally know how you feel 🙂 I am an extravert and usually I don’t have problems with interacting with people, but I’ve been in a place for 9 months and I just couldn’t fit in, and it was so so hard for me. I mean, I did try, for 3 months, but the people were just different and they didn’t accept me :/ It was a long 9 months. Thank god I went home then. So, I suggest you to try 🙂 People usually aren’t scary much 😛 😛 hihi. I wish you good luck and I know you can do it! You just have to want it 😉 😉 As an almost psychologist, I should definitely check this book up! Thanks for sharing 🙂 🙂

Hi there and thanks for stopping by! I wish I was an extrovert. Really, I do. It’d make so many things so much easier! The funny thing is, if I’m forced into a social situation, I can interact and function just fine – it’s just that I can’t make it happen on my own!

Ree, this sounds wonderful. I know what you mean about some books not being for everyone, but I love finding those books that are perfect for US. You know?

Oooh, I sympathise with you so much. I LOVE meeting other bloggers, and people online, but in person, I’m super shy, and always end up overcompensating, or just letting my husband or friends talk for me. It’s so hard to put yourself out there, meet new people, especially when you don’t have the buffer of people you’re already comfortable around to introduce and cushion the shock? I’m kind of envious of people who can walk into any room of people and make friends. my husband’s like that–he can talk to anyone *grumble grumble*

I’m so glad this has inspired you! I LOVE it!
And nerdy introvert or not? We love you ♥ ♥

Sarah, you know, I do the same thing. I am nearly always perfectly content to fade into the background and let everyone else do the talking. I’m considered the loud one in my close group of friends, though. It’s crazy weird!

I’m feeling the love, and it’s reciprocated, thank you so much!! 🙂 *hughug!*

Ree!!! First, I am VERY excited to read your review 😀 This book sounds really interesting!

It definitely reminds me of the time right after I moved back home after studying away at college. I was friendless. All my high school friends had moved on with their lives and all my college friends were too far away.

It was really hard to put myself out there, but you just try and you do it. I’ve made a lot of really great friends since moving back and once you do that it gives you the confidence to go forth and make more.

😀 Thanks for sharing, Ree!!

Kristin, you make a really valid point here – I know once I get the momentum, it’ll be so.much.easier! It’s just taking that first step, you know?

Maybe I really should sign up for some of those mommy-and-me classes. Eek!

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