Monday, June 11, 2012

Gone Girl

We all know that there are two sides to a story.  It holds true to our identities too.  I blog almost daily about what is going on in my life but I never fully reveal my inner me.  I blog about a glance into who I am.

There is the me that I show the world.  I strive to be the best that I can be and overcome the obstacles that are put in my path.  Be it the disabilities, stigmas, or the common cold I strive for that bit of perfection that others often find daunting in my personality that I present to the world at face value.

But then there is the me that is rarely seen.  The me that I try to hide from the world.  The big marshmallow, the wimp, the one that wants to hide from life and all of its meanness.

However when I am backed into a corner my claws come out.  I will defend my friends and loved ones tooth and nail.  Recently I had to do just that and though its quite draining I would do it again.

I will never have the personality type like Amy in the novel; a Type A personality.  I just don't have it in me to be two radically different personalities.  I can't manipulate people into doing what they don't want but only what they really want to do and just don't realize it.  I call it persuasion.  I'll state the facts of the options and show them what could happen if they choose any of them.  Of course I'll play up the good of the option I'd like them to go for but that is as far as I go.


This post is inspired by mystery thriller GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn. They may not have the perfect marriage, but after Amy goes missing, Nick becomes the number one suspect. Can he discover what happened before it's too late? Join From Left to Write on June 12 as we discuss Gone Girl. As a member, I received a copy of the book for review purposes.

8 comments:

  1. Having read the book, I think it's a good thing...a really good thing...not to be like Amy. Embrace the real you!

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    1. I really loved reading this book and found it quite hard to put down.

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  2. What did you think of the ending? I was kind of disappointed.

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    1. I was disappointed too. I would have loved Nick to find way to get custody of his son and send Amy to Jail.

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    2. Yes, it's going to take a lot for her not to completely screw up her kid! But even so, I've always thought a bad mom is better than no mom. So I've said to myself many times when I've completely blown it.

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  3. Hiding inner marshmellows goes a long way to protecting ourselves at our core. :>

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    1. Hiding the inner marshmallow is necessary at times.

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