Review on ‘Borrowed Billionaire: The walk-in’ by Mimi Strong

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Wow!
I hadn’t read anything from Mimi Strong, but I think I’m sold, I’ll probably read every book she hasz ever prublsihed.
It’s like Fifty Shades meets Ninety Days Genevieve. I loved it!
It was freaking hot.
And the weird thing is that I liked the voyeuristic stuff the best. I actually thought that the scene where they were together wasn’t needed.

But this book made me fall in love with the books if Mimi Strong.
I give this one  4 stars!

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Staying Strong: January 6th

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Expose yoruself to your deepest fear, after that, fear has no power. -Jim Morrisson

This was the quote that Demi chose for us today.

It’s a pretty bold one, I wouldn’t dare to say something like that. Because everywhere you go, everything you do, you carry your fear with you.

It could be a fear within yourself, a fear that’s impossible to overcome. But we can try to live with it and use it in our own advantages. I told you in my last post that I really like to swim. And I used to be so afraid of failing. Because when I started swimming I was always last and, well, a lot of people started depending on me that I would finally get a medal… And After a lot of tears before I fell asleep and a lot of worrying before my competition I learned how to handle my fear.

I learned that from somebody who was really special to me. And I miss the person like crazy but we didn’t get along that well. All I know was that he loved me without saying it just like I loved him. He told me that your state of mind is the most important thing before you start swimming. He taught me how to get concentrated before swimming and to use that fear of failing and change it into adrealine.

The game, after that he told me all of this, I won for the first time. That’s something I’ll never forget.

By telling this story I just want to show you that you can have fear and turn it into something positive. I think that it’s a shame that you wouldn’t do anything with your fear.

The first thing you need to do is recoginze your fear. When am I afraid?Then, you’ll have to figure out why you’re afraid. What is it specifically that I’m scared for? Afterwards you’ll have to think of what you could do to turn your fear and use it in your own favor. It’s as easy as that, and I know it looks like a difficult thing to do, but it really isn’t. You just need to take your time to figure these things out.

So take a look at the quote we had first:

Expose yourself to your deepest fear, after that, fear has no power. -Jim Morrison

This is the way how I’d put it:

Recognize your deepest fear, after that, you can use it to do anything. -Paulien Keysabyl

see you soon;

-Paulien

Staying Strong: January 5th

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Todays quote from Staying Strong;  365 days a year:

There are so many beautiful, talented souls in this world. Don’t let anything stand in the way of your potential. -Demi Lovato

I think this worlds gets better every second it exists longer. Every year more and more people get popular by for example singing on youtube. This gives people hope on a better life, but also a better version of themselves. Every person has his own strenghts and weaknesses. But I believe it’s better to give more attention to your good sides than your bad ones.

I am blessed with different kinds of talents, not the ones that drop chins or anything. But I can say that I’m a pretty good swimmer. And I draw a bit. I like to write as well, but I think that’s pretty obvious.

It’s just a shame that every person has one thing, that they always been dying to try out. Some people know that they’re good at it, others just want to know if that’s the thing where they can shine like a bright star. That’s the goals that Demi gives us today.

Think about the one thing you’ve been holding back on doing, and start doing it today. Be fearless!

Well, you’ll probably know that I really love the last part! So I’m thinking about starting to draw again, it’s been way too long, since my last time. And I love it so much. And life is all about doing things you really love. So choose something you want to start doing again, and do it!

Try something new, restart something and let it make you happy. Life’s too short to do the things you don’t care about or to do things you HAVE to do. Take your faith in your own hands. Be fearless and brave!

See you soon.

-Paulien

Staying Strong: January 4th

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Todays tip from Demi is;

Life can be so difficult at times, but fighting through the pain is so worth it. It’s better to feel every kind of emotion than not feel at all. -Demi Lovato

Some things are really hard to conquer. And we all have different kinds of emotions. Even the bad ones have different reasons. There isn’t a situation where some things are alike. Like Demi said, it’s really important to let every emotion come over you.

I talked last time about this wall I had build up. Well, let me tell you. If you don’t let the bad emotions in, you won’t be able to let the good things in. And that’s what I think is the most important thing about this hole quote. It’s about getting strong enough to deal with every emotion, pain, problem and most of all life in its total being.

I know sometimes you will go through things that will be so hard that you’ll doubt. But think about it, if you have 100 moments with doubt about yourself, anyone else or anything. Those hundred bad moments are deffintely worth of a thousand good ones. Trust me, after a while you’ll notice more good ones than bad thoughts.

Don’t forget that you’ll feel better every day after you let that one thing in that you’ve been pushing away. I’ll admit it, I cry sometimes. And most of the time I don’t even know what I’m crying for. But in my opinion it’s just the soul saying that they need a little attention. That you’ve been too busy with other (less important) things. And I promise you, if you hear the call of your soul every time. The soul will bother you less and less when time goes one.

Let the waves of emotions come, be proud of your soul and make it stronger. Dare to feel, after all feeling is being brave.

See you soon.

-Paulien

Staying Strong; January 3rd

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I think Demi Lovato is one of the most inspiring pop idols that there are in the world. And as I said a time ago she gives some really good advice in her book; ‘Staying Strong 365 days a year.’

The advice she gave today is;

Every life has a purpose. Share your story and you may help someone find their own. -Demi Lovato

I thought I should do something with that. Because I do think that everyone’s here for a reason. No one lives a life unnoticed. And even when people think they are living a life like that, they’re not. Everyone helps the world in their own way, that’s what makes every person special.

So I thought I could start with telling my own story.

No I haven’t had a disorder like Demi or something like that. My life is extremely ordinary. But I’ve had some lucky days and bad days in my life. Just like everyone else. Everybody has some days of glory or shame but we never really stay the same during our life.

Things change us. Sometimes people who meet change us. Things that we’ve been through were so good or affecting that they changed you forever. But should we stay the same for our hole life? I don’t think so. I believe it’s a good thing that people grow and change bit by bit.

Because change is often development. And we need that in the world.

But once in a while it’s easy to get caught up in other peoples life that you don’t recognize yourself after a while. And we shouldn’t let that happen.

Society shouldn’t try to change us, every person is special in it’s own way. And we all know how hard it is to learn what’s special about yourself.

That’s what I really want to talk about today. I was always trying to be the strong person. I was putting up this wall and everybody thought it was the real me. I acted that I didn’t really need friends because I didn’t had anyone that was really close to me. I just didn’t know what real friendship is, and what it could do to you. But when you grow up, you notice the fake people and friends. And all you have to decide at that point is what you really want. 100 fake friends or 5 real ones. My choice was made easily.

And because of the people who I let in, I became the bigger and stronger person than I was before. Not because I needed to act that way, but because I didn’t have to fake it anymore. I don’t know if anyone of you has ever gone through something like that, but I can assure you it’s a damn good feeling.

So now I am slowely taking the wall down and showing people who I really am. And it’s like I can breathe again. And some people don’t even notice it, but the change is there. It’s in the way I act, talk and love.

That’s why I think being brave and fearless is all about, daring to be your true self.

See you soon.

-Paulien

New Year’s Resolutions: Something To Hold On To

Everybody has those days when you just want to go back to bed, and pretend this day never happened. I’ve had those a lot, lately. But the days weren’t the problem, the problem was… me.

I’ve tried to be the best ‘me’ that there could be, but some people still think it’s not enough. It’s like they’re trying to change me in a person I’m not, and I’m tired of it.

Everybody gets pushed to their limits, I reaced mine on December 31st. Maybe a cheesy day, but a day I’ll never forget. After a big, and when I say big, I mean BIG argue with someone I decided that enough is enough. I’m tired of pretending I’m someone who I’m not. I know who’s important to me, I know who gets me, I know who pretends to my face. But they won’t notice.

The hardest thing of letting go is, letting go in a way that the person doesn’t even notice it. They’ll just wake up someday and realize you aren’t in their lives anymore. It’s like a slow, painfull, sad feeling that creeps up to them when they notice it, that you’re gone. Sometimes it’s necessary to be selfish. It makes you brave, fearless and most of all happy.

See you soon,

Paulien