30/05/2015

A work in progress- My Initital Thoughts ♡


i'm naming this my initial thoughts due to the fact that as i sit here composing this little post i am in the secluded environment of nature, the great outdoors if you will... But on the decking of my caravan. But hey, its still in the lake district therefor it is outside in the 'great outdoors', no?

Anyway, back to the point- Initial thoughts. I began the book A work in progress at 3pm on may 29th. I sit here writing this post at 6:14pm on may 29th. I finished the memoir A work in progress by Connor Franta on this same day at 6:01, exactly 13 minutes prior to be infusing my thoughts into real typed words and sentences , putting them into structure i.e this post.

I know what you may be thinking. 'Jenny your obsessed! Your only saying all of this because you met him and you love him and blah blah blah...' Which of course is true. I did, and i cried and shook and asked him if he was real. Which in fact he was as i felt in the best hug i had ever received. Yes Connor Franta is the worlds best hugger.
I read this book sat in a secluded forest all alone on top of a children's play tree house, sounds creepy i know but i promise it wasn't like that
It was peaceful. a warm summers afternoon with a beautifully written book and the song of the summers wind to keep me occupied.
I don't wish to call This piece of work a book, because i believe it is much more than that, its just disguised as book. It holds the uppermost thoughts & feelings that most can relate to, yet are too afraid to share. It discusses various heart warming topic such as family and childhood but it speaks about anxiety and what its really like to be a teenager in this generation , crying yourself to sleep some nights because of the way, not how others perceive you, but the way you yourself perceive yourself. 
Did i say yourself too much then?  
Oh well.
It explains how you can see the world differently and begin to accept and acknowledge the beauty that truly surrounds us. 
Its not just a memoir, its a piece of writing that has opened my eyes to envision the world around me in a clearer way.
My first thoughts when looking at this book was the presentation. Its Connor on paper, so artist and different , not afraid to be unique, its artistic and beautiful, not just by the layout, the font , the use of newspaper trimmings and Polaroid images that show the beauty. 
Its the words, the way its written. You know when you pick up a book and no matter how good the plot is unless its written a certain way you don't really connect. Its written in a way in which is undesirable. its as if your talking to him. its friendly yet sophisticated. True , yet professional. Relatable and understandable.
This book brought me to tears several times; once due to pride of everything he has achieved as not only a person but also in helping me as a person seeing the world at a different angle due to his words, it brought me to tears due to the fondness he shows through it , he brought me to tears of laughter, he brought me to tears for feeling sorry for aspects his past, and then laughing at the things he did in childhood. But i think the first one is most important. Pride, he has done so much at 21. Its an inspiring story, from saving lives, literally, to fights with his siblings. The fact he does not take one bit take his fame for granted and stays so cool and collected without going down the road of drugs and depression alike some other known names in this day and age.
 He is happy, and the message all the way through this book shows he wants the same for everyone else. 
The best chapter from my perspective was 'The long road to me' . I'm not going to say why as i feel it would ruin the experience.
I shall leave you with this quote from earlier in the memoir a work in progress By Connor Franta  -

'the future is both unknown and unseen - you're trying to control the invisible.'

4 comments:

  1. Connor Franta is happiness. #enoughsaid

    I'm so happy you got to meet him! You're so lucky. Thank you for telling us about his book! I was wondering what it was like. :)

    xx Mackenzie

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  2. By the way- I love your sidebar photo! Your glasses are so cute!!

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  3. OH MY GOSH! You are so Lucky to have met him! I love Connor so much! Connor is always so down to earth and this sounds like his book is pretty epic! A Lovely Post!!

    Holly x
    vvibrantsunset.blogspot.co.uk

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    Thank you and have a nice day. :)

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