Michelle Obama ~ WCW

Michele Obama, a woman that I look up to in so many ways, is this week’s Women Crush Wednesday. I think everyone knows her as Barck Obama’s wife and The First Lady of America from 2009 to 2017. She’s a lawyer and writer. And her book: Becoming, is a book that’s on my wishlist for Christmas.

She is this week WCW because:

  • She started “Let’s Move!” in 2010. A movement to solve childhood obesity.
  • She launched “Let Girls Learn“, to help girls around the world get an education.
  • She stands up for what she believes in.
  • She is kind and caring.
  • She is honest and open about being a black person in the USA
  • She loves her husband and even though they have had their up and downs, they still together. And they act like they just fell in love. Its beautiful and something I hope to have with my husband.
  • She cares about the service members, veterans and their families. Together with Dr Jill Biden she launched Joining Forces in 2011. It’s an initiative to help and support service members, veterans and their families with education, employment opportunities and wellness.
  • She is not afraid to be herself.
  • She shares her quirks and all with us.

Watch Michelle Obama on James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke:

 

Shes just a great inspiration to me. Listen to this:

 

Some of my favourite quotes:

“I always say that women should wear whatever makes them feel good about themselves. That’s what I always try to do.” ~ Michelle Obama

“We explain when someone is cruel or acts like a bully, you do not stoop to their level. Our motto is when they go low, you go high.”~ Michelle Obama

“One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals. And so when I hear about negative and false attacks, I really don’t invest any energy in them, because I know who I am.” ~ Michelle Obama

“You can’t make decisions based on fear and the possibility of what might happen.”  ~ Michelle Obama

“Do not bring people in your life who weigh you down. And trust your instincts … good relationships feel good. They feel right. They don’t hurt. They’re not painful. That’s not just with somebody you want to marry, but it’s with the friends that you choose. It’s with the people you surround yourselves with.”  ~ Michelle Obama

 

 

My Mother ~ Thankful Tuesday

Its time for my Thankful Tuesday post and today it will be about my mother.

My mother and I have had our ups and downs in our relationship, but she’s my mother and I love her. I know that I can call her if I have any troubles or just need someone to talk to. She is wonderful with my dogs and treats them as her grandchildren.

Sometimes I think she wants me to take it a little more easy with all the challenges I take. Like starting university. I think she might think it was too early in my development after my mental health problems. But she is still there pushing me.

We go shopping together. The last time was last Friday. And we have a nice time. I get to borrow her and dads car to get to campus. And if I feel like its a bad day, we talk on the phone while I drive to campus in the morning. They have Bluetooth in their car so my phone is connected to that. So no I am not breaking the law when I talk to her.

My mother is always going to be my mother. And I am thankful for that. And I love her.

So mom, if you read this: I love you!

 

J. K. Rowling – WCW

This week WCW is J. K. Rowling. If you don’t know who she is you must be living under a rock. As the writer behind the Harry Potter books and Fantastic Beasts and where you can find them, she is world known. But how many people now all the reasons that she is a role model? Here are 10 of my reasons why she is my role model:

  1. She worked up from nothing to being, like I wrote earlier, world known. I think most people know that she was living on welfare before she became famous. When she wrote Harry Potter, she was depressed and a single mom.
  2. She never gave up on her dreams, even though many publishers rejected her Harry Potter books. She just kept going.
  3. She stands up for what she believes in. Just look at her twitter.
  4. She never forgets her fans. Always having a dialogue with them on Twitter. Or writing on Pottermore.
  5. She is the first author in the world to have a net worth of 1 billion, that she then lost when she donated money to charity.
  6. She founded a charity that helps orphans to find homes and she named it after the light giving spell from Harry Potter, Lumos.
  7. She doesn’t romanticise the bad guy in her books. Just look at Draco Malfoy. J.K. Rowling has been very clear to her fans that he does not have a heart of gold an that he will not become friends with Harry in the end. He is one of the bad guys.
  8. Her female characters are strong women who stand up for themselves. And they have strong opinions and they are independent. Just look at Hermione, McGonagall, Mrs Weasley, GinnyTina, Queenie and so many more of the female characters from her books.
  9. J.K. Rowling is also a big inspiration to millions of people because of the books she has written. The books are amazing and filled with so many wonderful lessons that we need. And they help inspire people to read and to go out in the world an make a difference.
  10. She is an advocate for LGBT rights. She said that Dumbledore was gay.

Some of my favourite quotes of J.K Rowling:

“Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.”

“If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”

“It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.”

What’s your favourite thing that J. K. Rowling has written or said?

 

 

 

 

 

Harry Potter ~ Fangirl Friday

Because I wrote about Emma Watson on Wednesday for my WCW post, I decided to write one post about Harry Potter. I love Harry Potter, both the books and the movies.

I can still remember when I read my first Harry Potter book. I couldn’t put it down. I loved how J. K. Rowlings pulled me into this magical world and how amazing her writing was. I still read the books when I get the chance.

And the movies are amazing too. I feel like they have been made in such a way that you aren’t disappointed after reading the books and then watching the movies.

One of my favourite quotes from the book: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

“There are all kinds of courage,” said Dumbledore, smiling. “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”

This was something that I took to heart and I really needed to read this at the time. To stand up to your friends aren’t easy but sometimes necessary.

I will always love Harry Potter. And one of my goals is to visit Harry Potters World in London and of course Platform 9¾ at King’s Cross Station in London. I didn’t have the tie when I was in London this summer.

One other favourite quote from the first Harry Potter book is this:

“The truth.”  Dumbledore sighed. “It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution. However, I shall answer your questions unless I have a very good reason not to, in which case I beg you’ll forgive me. I shall not, of course, lie.”

I believe that if you ask a lot of people my age most of them have read a Harry Potter book or at least watched a movie. And many people have probably read all the books and watched all the movies. I hope I get a chance to read the books again this winter. I love to curl up on the sofa under a blanket and with a cup of hot chocolate and read a good book.

Here is a clip from the first movie. Where Harry meets both Ron and Hermione:

Just watching this clip down below gives me nostalgia. Anyone else?

I will probably write more about the wizarding world that Harry Potter lives in at some time. Maybe even this month, but not right now.

Have an amazing Friday!

Love, Nea

 

My brother – Thankful Tuesday

I have a brother that’s 3 years older than me. We have had our ups and down, especially when we were both teenagers. But now I feel like we have a good relationship. And I am really thankful to have him as my brother. I know that I can call him whenever and he will be there for me.

He has helped me with so many things over the years and I know that he will help me in the future too. When it comes to technics that I don’t understand I can always ask my brother. He is, in fact, the one who helped me with starting this page.

And he loves my dogs and has helped me a lot with walking them when I am home alone for a couple of days.

My brother lives in the same town as I do, with his fiance and their son. And it takes about 20 minutes to walk home to them.

So that’s this week Thankful Tuesdays post.

 

 

 

Give me motivation!

I need some motivation right now. I feel drained. I want to sleep or just do nothing. I been studying since this morning and feel like I don’t want to study more. But I need to because the exam is on Monday. And I am nowhere near ready.

So please send some motivation so I get some more studying before I need to go the optician in two hours to have my eyes checked and try out a new pair of glasses. Because I have started getting headaches again and my eyesight has been getting worse. I have had glasses since I was about 9 years old, so its nothing new. I just hate trying to find glasses that I like. But I will do my best.

Motivate me, please!