Saturday, October 24, 2015

In honor of baseball season (and Royals!) + Book Recommendation!

Hey guys! In honor of baseball, and my team (Royals, baby!) advancing on to the World Series this year, this is going to be a special post just for them. 
Me at a Royals game when I was a little
over a year old! (THAT HAIR LOL)

Ever since I can remember, I've always been a Royals fan. Growing up, my parents would always take us to almost every game at home each year. If we weren't at a game, then you can bet 100% that the game was always on our TV. I remember my parents even had a plaque hanging above their bed of the 1985 Royals roster - the year we last won the World Series. Being a Royals fan wasn't always so pretty though.  From 1994 to 2012, we've watched them lose more games than they won. But watching our city's baseball team brought everyone together for those 3 or so hours they played. Win or lose, we've always been there to cheer them on. 

These last two years have been my favorite, to say the least. The feeling I get while watching my whole city come together to all root for the same thing, is something I can't even put into words. It seriously is so indescribable. I get chills just thinking about it. 

My parents, my boyfriend, and I at a
Royals game August 25, 2015
Even though we lost to the Giants last year in the 7th game by ONE run, we are blessed to have yet another shot to bring home that crown. I've read articles saying that another team should be in there since we had just played in the World Series last year. I have a question though. Why? If you've watched a Royals game, you'd know that they aren't just any baseball team - but a whole family. And it isn't just the guys on the baseball team, its Kansas City too.

And I couldn't be more proud of my boys in blue, as well as my beautiful home called Kansas City. 


Of course I wouldn't just leave without recommending an amazing book for you to read. If you're a baseball fan too, then I think you'll love the book I'm about to show you. 

THE PERFECT GAME by J. Sterling! I read this book about a year and a half ago, and fell in love with the characters. And of course, it's about baseball! It's funny, charming, a little bit of angst, and some parts will have you right on the edge of your seat (kind of like a real baseball game would do to ya ;)). 

Plus, not to mention miss J. Sterling herself, is such a sweet heart. I've had the pleasure of meeting her a couple of times, and she has such an amazing energy to be around! 

He's a game she never intended to play. 
And she's the game changer he never knew he needed. 
The Perfect Game tells the story of college juniors, Cassie Andrews and Jack Carter. When Cassie meets rising baseball hopeful Jack, she is determined to steer clear of him and his typical cocky attitude. But Jack has other things on his mind . . . like getting Cassie to give him the time of day. 
They are damaged, filled with mistrust and guarded before they find one another (and themselves) in this emotional journey about love and forgiveness. Strap yourselves for a ride that will not only break your heart, but put it back together.
Sometimes life gets ugly before it gets beautiful...

I got fired from my last job. 

It's true.

I know you're sitting there thinking, "Jenn, how could anyone in their right mind fire someone like you?" And I'd love to give you a good reason, but the truth is that sometimes being all sorts of awesome isn't fun for other people. They don't always tend to like it. lol  :)

So I picked my pride off the floor, bought a laptop and started writing my first book. And you know what I realized? Writing stories that meant something to me was a million times better than working my ass off for someone who didn't really care about anything other than the bottom line. 

My soul has never felt more satisfied
My heart has never been more full.

I've never worked so hard in my life, but I love every second of it. I truly do.
It is SO worth it.

All of it.
Every moment.
The journey it took to get to this point- I wouldn't change a thing.

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