Gabrielle's Shell

50 Shades of Grey

Just thought I’d post my POV on this highly controversial trilogy. I think it is a good read. I’m tired of all the negative reviews of how poorly the book is written. It’s the author’s first book and I think she did a good job of telling the story. Yes, some of the language is annoyingly repetitive, but who cares, just keep reading! In order for a book to be a great read, it doesn’t have to be this literary great work of art that I’m assuming all of the negative readers thought it should be. That’s just my opinion though. I’d recommend this book to any open minded reader.



These are just a few quotes that I ran across. I am in the process of trying to let go of my past. It has taken me a while to figure this out, but I think I finally got it. It is no use in me trying to somehow make someone feel the hurt that they’ve once caused me. It’ll never work, they will never feel the pain that I’ve felt. The only way for me to move forward is to truly forgive.

"Sincere forgiveness isn’t colored with expectations that the other person apologize or change. Don’t worry whether or not they finally understand you. Love them and release them…"

"When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free."

"To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you."

"Most of us can forgive and forget; we just don’t want the other person to forget that we forgave."

Lonely Car Rides

I like when I’m  in the car by myself with no music, windows up, and no distractions. It really is where I do a lot of my thinking. I actually enjoy it. It’s usually the car ride in the morning and the car ride at night on my way home. Today my thoughts really made me feel good about the decisions I’ve been making lately. I’m truly happy that God showed me how much someone I had in my life really didn’t deserve to be there. Although I feel a lot of valuable time passed, I’m truly grateful for the learning experience. I’ve really learned that sometime, my wanting to see the good in everyone overpowers who that person has shown me they are. From now on I am taking that saying ” when someone shows you who they really are, believe them” to heart. It’s called stop being dumb! lol. j/k but yeah I’m happy and patiently waiting for everything I want in life to come true. Those lonely car rides turn out to be not so lonely after all, actually a bit liberating…  

#random I miss my hair! ok maybe not my hair, but at least all the options I had. Now it seems like everything i try doesn’t work :-( How long does my hair have to be in this awkward stage?? it’s sooo annoying! #okbye i’m done venting…

Soooo I was talking with a friend the other day and something very interesting came to mind. I am really afraid of the “single me.” It’s been so long since I’ve had a clear head to just focus on new friendships and relationships w/o the clutter of my feelings for someone else. It’s fun, but at the same time i’m afraid of having too much “fun.” Although I enjoy the freedom of being single, I don’t think being single is all what it’s cracked up to be. Then again, nothing ever is..Being in a relationship is not all what it’s cracked up to be… so who knows which is better. I am currently enjoying life and enjoying my time to be completely selfish cause I’ll never be able to get this time back. Soooo here’s to not giving a fuck, having fun with whomever I want, doing whatever I want and being a beautiful, single, college senior 21 yr old! :-)

#single #havingfun #overtheex #livinglife