Update

Hi guys! Sorry I’ve been out for the past 3 months. I’ll be honest, I’ve been experiencing writer’s block, time conflicting between work and school, and just not finding something creative to talk about. I’m trying to be more diligent with this blog. I’ve got a few topics that I’m working on publishing so please hang with me and we can discuss some things going on in the world!

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Hi folks!

Lately I’ve been in a rut. I haven’t found inspiration to write anything, however I’m working on NOT putting this to the wayside.

It’s been a busy week. Here are some of my favorite quotes that give me the motivation I need in order to get through those white knuckle days.

  1. Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts- that’s what little girls are made of. – Bethany Hamilton
  2. If they call you crazy, show them what crazy can do. – Serena Williams (Nike)
  3. It took me 17 years and 114 days to become an overnight success. – Lionel Messi
  4. The will must be stronger than the skill – Muhammad Ali
  5. If you quit once it becomes a habit, never quit – Michael Jordan (Obviously)
  6. If they hurt you, hurt ’em back- if they kill you, walk it off – Steve Rodgers
  7. I’ve been fighting with one arm tied behind my back, but what happens when I’m finally set free? – Carol Danvers
  8. I have nothing to prove to you – (another) Carol Danvers
  9. “If you leave you can never come back” Who will I be if I stay? – Diana aka Wonder Woman
  10. She’s gonna say “I’ve got this” even with tears in her eyes – Unknown
  11. Ladies do not start fights, but they can finish them – Marie ( The Aristocats )
  12. This is my chance to prove myself – Spiderman

That’s most of them. Thank you for taking the time to read these. Hopefully they give you the motivation to get through your day too (:

xo

A (literal) breath taking getaway

Mammoth Mountain (Front View)

This weekend, I had the opportunity to go to Mammoth Mountain for my cousin’s wedding. While the wedding itself was beautiful, I couldn’t help myself but to be in awe of where I was standing.

Mammoth Mountain (Side View)

We were standing at 11,000 feet. Even though the air was crisp and I couldn’t breath due to the altitude, the snow capped mountains, the rolling clouds, the pine trees peaking through the snow were breath taking reasons. Being up there really changed my perspective on things. This view is 8 hours away from me! (or about an hour or so drive up as long as the drive through Yosemite allows it). It felt as if I was standing in a Bob Ross painting (“happy little trees”). I began to think how mighty my God is to paint something this beautiful and to have me live and breathe on this Earth to be allowed to see this wonder. An old Hillsong lyric kept replaying in my head “my Savior, He can move the mountains…”, My God made this. He made this spot capable enough for people to be able to see the Sierra Nevada mountain range. I felt as if I attended the wedding as a guest and because of my love for my family, but also to be reminded of how mighty He is. That the situation I’m in right now, may feel like I tend to sink, but that my God is loyal and that anything He says is as good as done.

Captain Marvel Review (Spoilers)

Hi everyone!

First I’d like to say, I have been absent this past week. I’m trying to put myself on a schedule (finding inspiration). Alrighty, lets hop into it! (:

This past weekend my family and I saw the newest addition into the MCU, Captain Marvel. To summarize Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel, she is an Air Force pilot who was helping her Captain, Dr. Wendy Lawson , on a mission to transfer alien energy, energy that’s powerful enough to jump from different planets and their systems. During their flight, they were attacked by Yon-Rogg and Dr. Minerva, soldiers from the Kree army. Once Carol and Dr. Lawson escaped their crashed jet, Dr. Lawson admits to Carol that she’s not who she says she is. She tells Carol that her name is Mar-vell, a Skrull scientist searching for a planet for her people to reside on. She tells Carol to take the energy that’s powering their jet, run and keep it away from the Kree soldiers. Confused, but obedient, Carol takes her eyes off of Lawson for a second only for Lawson to get shot by Yon-Rogg. Angry, Carol reaches for Lawson’s gun, aims it at the energy, and the energy explodes. With Carol only a couple feet away from the explosion, she absorbs the energy, thus creating her character Captain Marvel.

What I enjoyed about the film was that it focused on the Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel. She shows her loyalty to who she thought were good people, the Kree army. The movie doesn’t waste time with her wandering around downtown LA, being curious of the tall buildings, or the fashion trends. She’s focused on her mission, which was to find Dr. Lawson. The film touches on women empowerment, by portraying a young Carol to a recent Carol falling, crashing, literally getting knocked down and getting back up again (LOVED IT) sometimes we need to be reminded that the world is going to do everything to knock us down, but we are always given an option to stay there or get back up again. Carol was always being told that her emotions are always getting the best of her and that’s where her weakness lies. Captain Marvel teaches us that being emotionally isn’t a weakness. When she discovers who she is, she becomes more powerful with her powers and within herself. She’s able to take down a fleet of Kree army BY HERSELF when she goes binary reminding the Kree army that she’s earth’s first line of defense. What I appreciated was that they kept the feminism to a minimum. It stayed clear of the social justice issues we see today, but still addressed to the younger audience that you can be tough and thick skinned while being in tune with your emotions.

All in all, Marvel has continued to one itself up, with the release of Captain Marvel and its upcoming release Avengers: End Game, being a Marvel fan, the company continues to set the bar high with the characters their allowed to work with (which aren’t the most interesting, that’s saying a lot). Saying I’m excited for April 26 is an understatement. Now, excuse me I have some comics to read (:

xo, leanne

International Women’s Day

DISCLAIMER: THIS POST IS FOCUSED ON HOW AWESOME WOMEN ARE

Happy International Women’s day!

Although I’m not a big fan of the mundane celebration days. (.i.e. Margarita Day, National Peanut Day…seriously guys this is not a joke) I do enjoy International Women’s Day. I’m not a hardcore feminist, but I am about women-supporting-women. I believe that as women we tend to forget how strong we are mentally and physically because society painted us as such. I know right, wow you don’t hear that everyday (sarcastic tone). It’s unfair how that line alone has been said so much that it doesn’t hold much value. Women, girls, ladies…. we rock.

An article I read by Huffpost shared how the Women’s U.S soccer team wore jerseys with the woman who influenced her. I thought it was cool because these elite athletes are nurturing that little girl they once were. The players had names such as Jennifer Lawrence, Cardi B, and Queen B.

If you’d like to read the article please click here: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/us-womens-soccer-team-honors-famous-wmomen-jerseys_n_5c7ca2c7e4b0e5e313cc52fc

Let’s not forget how there’s been two leading female superhero movies within the past 2 years, Wonder Women and one that I’m SO excited to see Captain Marvel.

Who are the amazing women in your life? Fact or fictional? Leave a comment.

xo,

Leanne

Trying new things

When I was a teenager I was painfully shy. It wasn’t until someone started a conversation is when I would carry it. I guess in a way I shouldn’t say shy, it was more of “yeah you make me laugh let’s hang out”. Lately going into my early 20’s I’m finding myself a little bit more confident. I use to care what people thought about me and how I presented myself to others. Not to say I’m sloppy or I don’t take care of myself in anyway, it was more of a confidence thing. I was shy to the point where I was fine with being by myself. In a way it back fired on me because I wasn’t putting myself out there. I wasn’t doing things I was passionate about because what I was doing was in my comfort zone. So I did something about it. I moved to Hawaii for about 4 years, learned about myself a little, personal things got in the way and now I’m back. I’m going to school and trying to put myself back together and get things done! This year is the year for Trying New Things! Some new things I’ve been trying lately is yoga. I had a stigma towards yoga. To relaxing, you’re not even getting a decent sweat in. Let me tell you…I’ve never felt more tense. I didn’t realize how much yoga is focusing on your core strength. My workouts before generally consisted of heavy weights and little reps. Since I’ve been doing yoga, I find that my posture is better, my outlook on my day is better, plus I can feel myself becoming more flexible! My goal this year is to be able to do the splits. Another new thing I’m trying is volunteering. Tomorrow, I’ll be volunteering at my local SPCA. Hopefully I’ll be able to get to work with animals and know the ropes of things. Another new thing is starting a blog. I believe I mentioned this earlier, I’ve always wanted to start blogging, but when I would tell people they would just kind of chuckle. I could roll it off my back, but it was enough where I began to doubt even starting one and just stick to journaling. You guys, if you’re passionate about something, even a hobby, don’t let you get in the way of what you want to do. There’s a part in you who had an idea and for a moment it made you feel a special way. We hear it all the time, “don’t knock it till you try it”.

What are some new things you’ve wanted to do? Please feel free to leave comments.

xo,

Leanne

Hello all!

Hi everyone and anyone!

Welcome to the Not The Ordinary blog! I’m very excited to meet you. This is a place where ideas, thoughts, and general wonderment can be shared. I hope to keep this place warm and to welcome others ideas and have voices be heard.

I would like to point out that, yes, I am very new to blogging. I will work on updating the blog. I see that there will be learning curve, but I am up for the lesson!

If anyone has any tips for beginner bloggers such as myself, please feel to leave comments.

xo Leanne