Written by Rebekah Purdy
Okay, is it possible to have an obsession with obsessions? LOL. I only say this because, well, I have several obsessions. For instance, I LOVE Star Wars. I mean, I EPICALLY love it. As in my first crush when I was eight years old was Luke Skywalker (yeah, I know, he was the whiney one). Of course, by this time the movie had already been out for like 9 years. But in my house I have Star Wars ships, movies, light sabers, a candy dish, coffee mugs, Legos, board games, books, and video games. I even have a stuffed Yoda sitting in a rocking chair in my room—“Yes, sitting in my chair he is…” (LOL—okay, I’m a dork). And when my hubby and I went to an amusement park we had our picture taken as Princess Leia and Han Solo. Then two years later, we brought all our kids (6 of them) to get Star Wars pictures done too. We have a complete wall dedicated to our Star Wars pictures at home.
But, that’s not my only obsession. Nope. I’m also obsessed with books. I have all the books I owned as a child, teen, and adult. I basically own my very own library. When someone needs a book to read, they ask me. My kids and niece raid my bookshelves all the time. But there’s just something about a good book. I even reread some of my favorites once a year. The thing is, I’m glad I’ve kept them all it gives me the opportunity to share them with others and to talk about them.
I also happen to be obsessed with several TV shows: The Vampire Diaries, The Secret Circle, Haven, Destination Truth, Ghost Hunters, Fact or Faked, New Girl, Once Upon a Time, The Voice, and Psych. I absolutely, can’t miss these shows. If I know I won’t be home, I DVR them. Two of them are based on book series that I LOVED as a teen (The Vampire Diaries and The Secret Circle).
Another obsession for me is traveling. My hubby and I like to pack the kids up and go on long road trips. There’s something about visiting a new place for the first time. So far I’ve been to 21 states and 6 countries. My favorite places I’ve visited have been
Wyoming, the Upper Peninsula in Michigan, England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. We always come back with lots of pictures and souvenirs to remember our trips. I think it’s important for our kids to see new things and know the world is bigger than our own backyard.
But my obsessions don’t end there. I have quite a taste for chocolate as well. I don’t think I’ve ever gone a 1 week without it (smiles). Then there’s my obsession with sports. I watch a lot of football and soccer (GO LIONS!! GO ARSENAL!). If I’m not watching it on TV then I’m cheering my kids on during their sporting events (football, soccer, and basketball).
I’m also BIG into family. I enjoy spending time with my kids, pets, and hubby, whether at home or on the road or at sporting or music events. To me, family is everything.
And I may or may not be obsessed with checking my email (clicks over to see what’s in the inbox). You could also say I’m obsessed with happiness and making people laugh. Do you see a trend here? Seriously. I’m like obsessed with obsession or maybe better put, I’m obsessed with obsessing about things. But we only live once, right? Might as well obsess with living life to its fullest—even if it means being “obsessed with everything.”
The Fairy Godmother Files: Cinderella Complex
Sixteen-year-old Maggie Winters can’t think of anything more exciting than junior year. There’s her first prom to look forward to, she can drive, and most important Connor Prince has finally noticed her. But unfortunately so has the school snob, Katrina Melville, who goes out of her way to make Maggie’s life a living hell. If that’s not enough, Maggie’s grandma has decided to retire, which doesn’t seem like such a big deal. That is until she finds out her grandma is a Fairy Godmother, and not just any Fairy Godmother. The Fairy Godmother, as in Cinderella, pumpkins, and mice. And she has informed Maggie that she’s next in line to become the new Fairy Godmother.
At first Maggie is excited, the whole getting wings, flying (or rather trying not to crash), and a wand that lets her grant wishes. It’s like being a superhero, without all the action, explosions, and spandex. Then she gets her first assignment, Katrina Melville, her nemesis. And if that doesn’t make her want to poof herself into oblivion, she finds out that part of Katrina’s happily-ever-after is Connor Prince. Life is so unfair. Even worse, she can’t tell her two best friends about any of it and they’re getting sick of her disappearing acts. Then there are the dangerous creatures, called Grimms who will stop at nothing to keep the happy endings from being fulfilled, even if it means destroying the Fairy Godmother responsible. With time running out, Maggie has to make this wish come true or it will ruin the fates of everyone involved, and open the world to darkness beyond imagination. Maggie will soon find out what it truly means to be a Fairy Godmother—and it isn’t all about princes, gowns, and wings, but something much more.