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“What Would Mary Ann Do?” Book Review

  

I just finished this inspiring book by Dawn Wells. The world knows her by a different name: Mary Ann. A simple, sweet, integrity filled young woman who captured the hearts of many on the show “Gilligans Island”. 

Her book; “What Would MaryAnn Do?”, is not only her own autobiography, but a guide of sorts. A guide on how any woman today can live a life of integrity and class by posing the question:

“What would Mary Ann do?”.

Early on in her book, Dawn presents this concept of “Big Brain” and “Little Brain”. The Big Brain, by her definition, is the selfless, thinking before acting part of us that is too often buried or shushed by our Little Brain. The Little Brain is selfish, conceited and showy. The Little Brain is what drives us to throw away morals and live it up because it just “feels good”. 

Using this concept, she then compares Mary Ann to our Big Brain, and Ginger to our Little Brain. With humor, finese, and her own life experience, she shows the readers what a life lived as Mary Ann is like opposed to a life as a Ginger. 

The book gave me hope that it’s still possible to maintain my morals in this world. The world has lost something sacred on its journey through time. But I have hope that if we live a life asking “What would Mary Ann do?”, then maybe we can restore it. 

I reccomend you all to read this. As you can see by the picture, I borrowed the book from the library. I’m sure you can find it there. If not, then you will be missing out on a great piece of writing and must spend the rest of your life feeling horrible about it. (I’m just kidding about feeling horrible! I can be mean but I’m not cruel. Your library, however may be so)

If you find the book and read it, could you please, please leave a comment letting me know what you thought of it? 

An excerpt from the book:  

 

Thank you for reading! Have a great day! πŸ™‚

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Brave but ScaredΒ 

  

All right! Time for some fun! I’m tired of using this blog to gripe about everything so I might as well use this blog for some fun during this stressful season of my life. I was looking at writing prompts and wanted to use one for a blog post idea. So here goes.

The last TV show I watched was an ongoing CBS show called “Scorpion”. I am obsessed with this show (for the record) I know many fellow geeks hate it for its inaccuracy and misconceptions of intelligent individuals, and I agree. Some of the situations are far fetched. But the writers probably couldn’t legally make it any more accurate without getting sued, so deal with it. And okay, there are a few misconceptions regarding the behavior and mannerisms of those with a high I.Q. And/or geeks. No big deal. It is, after all, being misunderstood by the GP that drives people like us to achieve greatness. I personally enjoy understanding the world we live in and the people we share it with. I learn about people and their personalities cause I know what it’s like to be misunderstood and I don’t want anyone to ever feel that way. 

Now that all you who hate the show have no arguments left, let me proceed. 

If I were to be any Character on the show, I’d want to be Sylvester. Not only do I envy his math skills, I admire his bravery. He’s scared of everything! (Which, for you geeks, it’s called pantophobia. The fear of everything). And yet he musters up the courage to face his fears every time. He’s intelligent, gentle, courageous, funny, sweet, and relatable. I find those qualities to be admirable and downright attractive. If I couldn’t be him, I’d at least wish to meet someone like him. 

Honestly it was hard to narrow it down. I admire all the characters, especially the genius’. They’ve all been abused, disregarded, manipulated and ridiculed for their incredible minds. Yet, through it all, not one has lost their sense of wonder and love for learning and understanding this athralling universe in which we’ve been placed. 

Thank you for reading and if you’d like for more posts based off of prompts,  just comment below! Have a great day! πŸ™‚

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“Don’t Worry, Be Happy and Don’t Procrastinate “

Haha yeah, um hi. Feeling better, so that’s good. Sorry if I scared you…. I’m still feeling a tad bit overwhelmed, but I had a good laugh last night so I woke up in better spirits. I watched Maze Runner cast interviews and they’re funny so I laughed. (“Ahem, ahem, the award for most eloquent blogger goes to…..Kaitlyn!” *applause* *fangirls shriek with delight *) Hehe that was also funny… Not. 

Okay so when I was feeling rotten the day before last, my sister said that I should just cry myself to sleep so I’d wake up feeling better. Great advice, sis! Thanks. But I’m a incredibly stubborn girl who cries only if I’m actually in pain and even then it’s not an ideal option. Also I’m like an emotionless machine in times of crisis so I was pretty much incapable of crying. 

What did I do instead? I avoided my problems instead of confronting them! Yay for me! I finished reading the last book of the Maze Runner Trilogy, and then I plotted to do some serious bodily harm to James Dashner which in turn put me in the mood for putting my life back together. Lesson learned? Don’t procrastinate? Also the fact that Thomas’ life is ten times worse than mine will ever be kinda lifted my mood. 

I hope y’all are having a great day! AdiΓ³s 😊

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The Road To SuccessΒ 

I know a lot if people out there hate Mondays, so maybe this might help. After last week, I needed it to be Monday again so I can start fresh. Mondays have become an opportunity to do better than the week before. 

Last night I didn’t feel like doing anything. Nothing at all. I didn’t want to clean, start school today, eat, or even binge on Netflix. And that almost never happens. So there I was, lying in bed, and a thought popped into my mind. “This is what the road to success feels like, the moments that successful people talk about. They all say how hard it was and these are the moments when everything seems pointless and theses are the moments that define them in the end. It’s the moments when you feel like giving up and doing nothing, that you must give it everything you’ve got.” And so even though I didn’t want to move, I forced myself out of bed and played “Immortals” by Fall Out Boy on YouTube.  I didn’t instantly feel like changing the world and I still don’t. The only reason I got up today is because I knew my future self would want me to. Well that, and cause my phone had fallen underneath my bed and I was sick of hearing the alarm blare. 

I’m not going to tell you to never stop trying, cause that’s your decision to make. The road to success is hard. Really hard. And it’s sometimes not even worth the effort. I guess what I’m trying to say is pick and choose your battles. Fight for what you want and surrender to God the things that are making you miserable. 

Well, I need to finish school. I hope my future is worth the effort. 

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