Hello again! I am doing great when it comes to my reading goal. I have finally completed the five book series called The Selction by Keira cass. I just started reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak on my phone. Reading a digital book is nice because you never forget it at home and it's one less thing to carry in your backpack!
The Heir by Keira Cass is the fourth book in the series. It is told in the first person by America's and Maxon's daughter, Eadlyn. The book is about the difficulties she faces while being forced into her own selection in order to fall in love. She is initially very resentful about the selection and wants no part of it. She doesn't think anyone is above her and doesn't want love to get in the way of the career until she realizes through a shaking event with her mother that, “You can be brave and still be feminine. You can lead and still love flowers. Most importantly, you can be queen and still be a bride" (Cass 234). In this quote, she realizes she can have both in her life. With how important business is in the world we live in today, people tend to want to push possible love opportunities away, including love between pets, friends, and family. With jobs and responsibilities taking top priority in people's lives, people often lose sight of other things. They don't realize that they can have both love and career. For example, my cousin, who is in college right now, is so focused on her studies that she is not spending time with loved ones the way she used to. She is so immersed in her work that she seems to have forgotten that destressing is important as well. The lack of community and affection has resulted in her being very stressed and unhappy. There should be a healthy balance between the two. Once you find a healthy medium, you may be able to focus and process information better. Your mental health is important, so breaks should be a part of your routine. Thinking of only work can cause more repercussions than expected. "It's all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family" (Green).