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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Guest Post: Heart Versus Head

Posted by Charlene // Tags: ,
Thank you Author of The Jelly Bean Crisis, Jolene Stockman for sharing this guest post with my blog!

Heart versus Head


Do you know what you want to be when you grow up? Do you have a perfect plan? Some people know exactly what they want to do with their life. They pinpoint their passion and follow it with a laser-focus. Other people jump from path to path, finding their way and having adventures as they go. However you choose to carve out your life, one thing’s for sure: Whether you’re sixteen or sixty, you have the power to decide exactly what you want. And to change your mind anytime!

In my book The Jelly Bean Crisis, high-achieving teen Poppy suddenly realizes that her perfectly planned life may not be the life that will make her happy. She shocks her friends, family, and school by turning down a college scholarship and taking thirty days out to try everything. She’s determined to find her passion – wherever it might lead her!

I wrote The Jelly Bean Crisis as a fun coming of age story, a way to explore what happens when a perfect plan stops feeling quite so perfect. Imagine being able to take thirty days to find out what will really make you happy. What would you do? What could you try? It’s heart versus head – deciding whether to make your heart sing, or using your skills and talents to make smart choices (or can you have both?).

We live in a world where anything is possible: singers are discovered online, basement businesses make millions. Your dream life can be a blend of what you love, and what you’re good at. Be ready to jump in and try new things, and be okay with swapping an old dream for a brand new one. Like Poppy, finding ways to keep both your heart and head happy can be the best way to create a dream life!

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9 comments:

  1. I found your blog through the WLC Blog Follows on the World Literary Cafe. Great to connect! I'm at www.sdkeeling.com. I look forward to reading your posts!

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    1. Thank you! I look forward to reading yours as well!

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  2. I agree whole heartedly. In this day and age, you can be anything and everything you want to be.

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    1. Yes, absolutely! This is a very inspiring post. :)

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  3. I think the title and cover is cute!

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  4. Thank you so much for having me Charlene :) There are blog review copies of The Jelly Bean Crisis available for your readers here: http://www.jolenestockman.blogspot.co.nz/p/reviews.html *Squeeeeals*

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    1. My pleasure! I've added the link to the post! Thanks!

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    2. Ooh, that's awesome! Thank you :)

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