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Winter Jam 2018

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If you have never heard of Winter Jam before and you are Christian, you need to go! It was one of the best concerts I have ever been to…and there were so many talented artists there!

So the story goes that I was originally looking for Jordan Feliz concerts (because I adore him). Well, I happened to stumble upon this concert that not only featured Jordan Feliz, but Skillet, and a new favorite, Dan Bremnes. Being a few weeks after my brother’s birthday and knowing that he also enjoys Skillet, I figured what other birthday present could compare? Plus, who wouldn’t love my company?! haha

P.S. I apologize ahead of time for gracing everyone with my beautiful singing voice you may hear in the videos. The sound quality may be a little lacking…too much bass (said only me ever).

First up…Dan BremnesATT00001
All of his music is really catchy and just so positive, I don’t know how you could ever be in a bad mood listening to it.

 

Next up…Jordan Feliz, the man of my night
“Witness”

“Beloved”

 

Last but certainly not least…Skillet!

So, this is how they opened the show…Not complaining whatsoever! Looked much cooler in person!
“Feel Invincible”

Jen Ledger rocking on the drums
“The Resistance”

Who can not think John Cooper is one of the most attractive guys out there?! Not only that, but he acts pretty much like Bane (any superhero/villain nerds out there like me?!) in this video:
“Sick”

 

One surprisingly great addition to the concert was John Crist. Those of you who know me know that it takes a lot to make me laugh. Not only that, but I really haven’t found any stand up comedians to be funny. That all changed last Friday when John Crist walked on the stage. I was literally crying.

As for overall experience, I would give this an easy cropped-star1cropped-star1cropped-star1cropped-star1cropped-star1. I will definitely be going back next year!

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A Letter To My Ex

Dear Ex,

It’s been months since we dated. More time has passed than the time we spent together. I still wonder why all of it had to happen the way it did. Why was I not enough? Why did my feelings not matter? What more could I have done to show you how much I cared for you?

I probably never told you enough how proud I was of you. You were always looking out for others even when they didn’t reciprocate it to you. Always giving everyone the benefit of the doubt. You were the guy that was always there when a family member or friend needed you. It hurt me to see how loving you were towards them, but they only fit you in when you were convenient to them or when it was beneficial to them. I didn’t want anyone to hurt you.

I wish things didn’t end on such a bad note. I wish we could’ve had that final “goodbye”. I wanted to feel like I was the most important thing to you always and a thousand times more important than those who came before me. I wanted you to be the one who stayed. Who never left. The one I could tell anything and everything to. Who would be there whenever I was having a bad day and needed a shoulder to cry on. I needed you.

I will always be grateful towards you. I learned how to love by dating you. There were times you made me feel like your whole world. That no matter what I did, you would always be there for me. Maybe I asked too much. Maybe I wasn’t the one who could give you everything you wanted, but someone out there can. I want you to succeed in every aspect of your life. I want you to find someone who you couldn’t stand to be without, where your heart aches leaving them even for a minute. But most of all, I want you to be happy. And hopefully your experience with me will lead you to that.

Love Always,
Your Ex

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I Love Spring Book Tag

I was tagged in the I Love Spring Book Tag by Abi at What Makes A Good Book
Abi writes a monthly book tag and this month’s tag is about Spring. There are seven topics for this month.

1. How is spring where you live?
snow
We just had a warm streak of 40s-50s the other weekend, but things have been getting chilly again. We’ve actually had snow the past few days. Looks can be deceiving and when I take Sarge for a walk and don’t bring mittens, I regret it. I am not looking forward to the rain and fro hair to come back 😦 However, it will be nice to be outside more and I will be landscaping galore this year.
 
2. Most anticipated book this spring?
The Fates Divide
I going to go with The Fates Divide (Carve the Mark #2) by Veronica Roth. I have yet to read the first one (but I want to…and soon!), however, from what I hear, it is amazing. Plus shout out to my homegirl since she is from the great land of Lincoln, like me!

 

3. What book cover makes you think of spring?
La La Lovely
I knew which cover right away…mostly because I absolutely adore it! Not only that, but the novel itself reminds me of Spring. You know the phrase “Spring Cleaning”? Well, I think it can be taken two ways…both cleaning out your house/closet and also emotionally. This novel made me realize that I need to look at the world from a different perspective…which I do. So, like Spring, there is hope for the coming on a better future.
4. Where are you going to read this spring?
water
I imagine myself reading in my backyard, at a park, or at my parent’s house on their pond…anywhere where it is peaceful and quiet! Hopefully in my newly landscaped backyard, which will have more privacy and greenery. 🙂
 
5. Find a cover with the sun on it!
The Boys in the Boart
The sun is to the left, I swear! I love this cover and it clearly depicts what the story is about on a larger scale. It is the story of nine college students on their journey competing in rowing and representing the U.S. in the Olympics in Berlin during Hitler’s reign. Such a good read!
6. What are your favorite spring reads?
I would probably say I tend to read more fantasy, and young adult in the warmer weather. Throw in a few non-fictions. For whatever reason, I have a harder time reading mysteries in the spring, maybe because they have a darker premise…who knows!
 
7. Find a book with a ton of different colours on it. 
Warcross
This screams color! I NEED to read this book. So many books, so little time. I am a Marie Lu fan, though! While I was looking through my reads, I realized I tend to go for darker colored titles…whatever that means!
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I hope you enjoyed the tag, and let me know any answers to any questions on here in the comments!