August 15, 2015
Hello Hello Hello.
So, just like my previous post about Thirteen Reasons Why, A Work in Progress has truly left a mark on me. Throughout the memoir, Connor Franta tells tales of when he was a young boy and how his life has changed due to his younger experiences. I found the book to be very inspirational because as a young person myself I can relate to how Connor was feeling during his sophomore year of college.
I am currently at a standstill in my life. I know what you’re thinking. “Haley you are only eighteen that is completely normal girl!” Is it though? Most of my classmates from the class of 2015 are about to move into their college homes or start basic training for the military. Some are even getting jobs and becoming adults. I don’t have a clue on what I want to do in life. I mean I have some sort of idea, but I have no idea how to start.
From the time he was little Connor knew he wanted to do something creative in his life. I haven’t always thought that way. As a child I wanted to do something practical. Now? Now, I want to do what Connor is doing, and that is following my dreams.
I want to write novels and create content that people will enjoy. I don’t even know if anyone is actually reading this right now. If you are, how are you? How was your day? Are you having a nice summer?
That’s another thing I got from his memoir, he liked to communicate with others. He is interested in every person’s story and I think that is beautiful. My favorite quote that he states in his book and also in his YouTube video “Life Doesn’t Wait.” is “People are people, and they all have something to say” – Connor Franta.
I envy him at this. Due to the lack of social skills in my repertoire I can never just talk to a person, I get to nervous, too shy. Yet Connor was able to have a deep and meaningful conversation with his cab driver! Teach me your ways Connor!
I love having deep conversations with people. The problem is, I am too shy to start one.
Another thing Connor touched on was how important it was to appreciate our elders. I always love talking to my grandparents because to an extent they really do understand most things. I don’t expect them to know how to program a new app or run Windows 10, but they know a lot more about life than you think.
So let’s just acknowledge the fact that I cried reading this. Not out of sadness, but out of reality in a sense. I realized that I’m not happy with how my life is going and that I am going to need to change that.
I struggle with my insecurities and just my happiness on a day to day basis, but this book has given me somewhat of a new outlook on life.
So to the author, Connor, thank you.