The Crimson Five series

Get Your Mind Straight. Imagine the Best!

“Grandma Kitty always says that worrying is just imagining the worst possible outcome, and I never want to imagine the worst possible outcome. I want to imagine the best.”

Pop the Bronze Balloon (The Crimson Five: Book 3) releases 6 months from today, guys! Six. So, obviously I had to use a quote from it for my first Stuff of Storybooks post of February. I love so many quotes from this book and this is definitely one that I try so hard to live by. My girl Kia Krumpet does too and if I ever have trouble staying positive, I think of her and my mind gets straight again.

I hope you’re not worrying about anything today. Listen to my protagonist. She may only be 12 but she knows good advice when she hears it! She imagines the outcome she wants and then makes it happen… with a little help from her team! See why I love her so much?

Are you typically a bright & sunny or gloom & doom kind of person? Comment with a word or emoji. I’m definitely all about positivity 🥰✨🌺☀️🌸⭐️!

The Countdown is on! August 4, 2020
The Crimson Five series

Let’s Be a Little Brave

“Every person has the power to change their fate if they are brave enough to fight for what they desire more than anything.”

I’ve made it no secret how much I love CARAVEL by Stephanie Garber, and quotes from the book like this one are one of the million reasons why. Do you believe in fate? I’m not sure if I do but I am sure we have the power to change our outlook and chase our dreams. We just need to be brave.

So please tell me why, since Caravel is one of my all-time favorite books, that I haven’t read Legendary (the sequel) yet?? It could be because I’m absolutely sure I’m going to love it and so I want to save it for a time when I can savor it? I know, so ridiculous, right? To make matters worse, Finale (Book 3) is out now too. I’m seriously the worse reader/ fan on the planet! 

Have you guys read this YA series? If not, you must check it out. Such a spectacular story. But the bigger question is… Are you being brave today, doing something that will change your situation or help you chase your dream? Quotes from books can inspire us, (and I love that they do!) but it’s totally up to us to take action. So I’ll be brave if you will. I have more dreams to chase too and there is strength in numbers, right?! 💛

The Crimson Five series

You’re Never Too Old to Set another Goal

Why do we all think we have to achieve certain milestones by a certain age? Graduate college by 22, get married and have an amazing career by 25, have babies by 30, find your life’s passion by 40, retire at 60…like what? Does it really matter if and when we hit certain milestones?

On the flip side, what if we reach a certain age and haven’t gotten to where we want to be? What if our dreams are still BIG but we haven’t reached them yet? I say, “So what? Do it now! Make a plan. Write it down. Take the first step!”

C.S Lewis was so right. “You’re never too old to set another goal or dream another dream.” I can’t be the only person who does more than wish. Wishing is stuff of magic and fairytales (which you know I love obviously!) but dreaming indicates an obtainable goal. I’m a dreamer and I know you are too. It’s a good day to take this fantastic quote to heart. I’m certainly going to and I hope you will too!