Wednesday, September 3, 2014

#LetItGo Day


Have you all heard of Let It Go day? How about Ann Aguirre's I Want It That Way? You will in a minute...




Check out the book:


I Want It That Way by Ann Aguirre
Book One of the 2B series
Publisher: Harlequin HQN
Publication Date: August 26, 2014

Summary (from Goodreads):

Nadia Conrad has big dreams, and she's determined to make them come true—for her parents' sake as well as her own. But between maintaining her college scholarship and working at the local day care to support herself, she barely has time to think, let alone date. Then she moves into a new apartment and meets the taciturn yet irresistible guy in 1B…. 

Daniel Tyler has grown up too fast. Becoming a single dad at twenty turned his life upside down—and brought him heartache he can't risk again. Now, as he raises his four-year-old son while balancing a full-time construction management job and night classes, a social life is out of the question. The last thing he wants is for four noisy students to move into the apartment upstairs. But one night, Nadia's and Ty's paths cross, and soon they can't stay away from each other. 

The timing is all wrong—but love happens when it happens. And you can't know what you truly need until you stand to lose it.





Check out book two, As Long As You Love Me!


(Click on the picture to go to Goodreads.)


About the Author:


Ann Aguirre is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author and RITA winner with a degree in English Literature; before she began writing full time, she was a clown, a clerk, a voice actress, and a savior of stray kittens, not necessarily in that order. She grew up in a yellow house across from a cornfield, but now she lives in sunny Mexico with her husband, children, and various pets. Ann likes books, emo music, action movies, and she writes all kinds of genre fiction for adults and teens, published with Harlequin, Macmillan, and Penguin, among others.



How about a little inside scoop of Let It Go day...

‪"#‎LetITGo‬ day all stemmed from Ann Aguirre's title, I WANT IT THAT WAY. One of the characters finds freedom when he lets something go that he had been holding on to. In the book, you see him physically do something to represent the act of letting it go and then finding peace. While reading, the wheels started turning! We all need to have a day to let things go. We've all had those moments when things play over and over in our head, when we hear the whispers of being told we're not good enough, when we find ourselves paralyzed by something. Some of us are affected by this in ways we think others could not possibly understand. So...#LetItGo day was formed. In the midst of ugly and dark things happening all around, we want to focus on freedom and finding peace. And September 3rd, 2014 is that day."


What am I letting go of today?

Ideally it would be my gilipollas boy that I care about entirely too much (whereas I doubt he cares about me at all), but letting go of your feelings for someone else isn't instantaneous or immediate. I want to let go of him, but I can't. 

Instead, I'm letting go of the notion that I'm not good enough. F*** that, if someone thinks I'm not good enough to date them. Because what is "good enough"? Who made up the rules on what is "good enough", "pretty enough", "popular enough", etc.? Let. That. S***. Go. 


What are you letting go of today? Use the hashtag #LetItGo on Twitter!

4 comments:

  1. Amazing post Alyssa. <3 Thank you for sharing :) And aw. YOU ARE GOOD ENOUGH. And that's that :D I think you are awesome. <3

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    1. CARINA. YOU ARE FABULOUS. Thank you!! <3

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  2. YES!! Great idea! You are one amazing lady Alyssa! *hugs*
    Now, the only gripe I have with this... I have Let It Go, the Frozen song stuck in my head for the rest of the day, dammit!!
    "Here I am and here I'll stand... let the storm rage ooooon" *sigh*

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    1. LOL me too... every time I see the hashtag, I think of Frozen. That's okay though. And THANK YOU!! You are as well, yes you are :)

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