January 23, 2014

'The Beautiful Disruption' (and a giveaway!)


She had a premature knowledge of crisis.
Her childhood was shaped by chaos and love.
Adored and overprotected, she was taught to study, fear God and be quiet.
Her mother heard voices that no one else could hear and saw things that no one else could see.
After a while, her mother’s instability accumulated and overlapped until there was no way to see past it.
No one addressed it.
Self-appointed, she was the one who minded the gaps.
Cleaned up the messes.
Apologized.
Got lost in managing her mother’s extremes.
She felt responsible for her mother’s behavior and handily designed her existence to compensate for it.
She wanted people to feel comfortable all the time, even at her own expense.
Being a pleaser gave her a purpose, a reason to take up space and be less of a burden.
Something is wrong with me, she decided early on.

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She created a story about a broken girl with a broken mother who would grow up to live a broken life. She chose that fate and lived according to it.
Resentful, but kind.
Polished, but cracked.
Full of secrets, she became a representative character, busy with lies to remember and images to keep up.
An artificial escape, based on what she thought people wanted her to be.
Everything was fragile, hanging on a thread, unhealthy.
This viral depression diminished her.
Dread was always with her, an alarm system in her head, alert to her next disaster.
Despite being resigned to a life of misfortune, she became resourceful.
She grudgingly noticed that things always worked out, even when she claimed defeat.
An inconvenient truth, yet it was right there, in her face, betraying her self-punishments and assumptions.
She kept overcoming things, dammit, aggravating herself.
She still felt so much joy, despite her efforts to be miserable.
Her life was full of miracles and spectacles that she was afraid to rely on so she didn’t know how to enjoy, how to be thankful, without guilt.
She didn’t want to win and she didn’t want to lose.
Ambiguity intrigued her and she found passion in the gaps between hope and despair.

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The Beautiful Disruption is about waking up and changing your story. The main character is a woman in transition. She is tired of doing the same hurtful things, thinking the same painful thoughts—“I’m crazy! I’m not good enough! I have bad luck!”—over and over and over again, unconsciously making her nightmares come true. Finding herself heartbroken and fed up, she decides to change her self-fulfilling prophecy of defeat. You will explore her stream of consciousness and the landscape of her emotions as she seeks to find meaning in her struggles - the intensity, the contradictions and extremes that are hard to accept and harder to love.

The book is available for purchase at www.createspace.com/4483005 and will soon be available on Amazon.com and additional outlets. For updates, follow @ggreneewrites on Twitter and Instagram or on her blog at www.allthemanylayers.com.


**GIVEAWAY!!!**

Hola chicas!  
Want a chance to win a signed copy of GG's new book, 'The Beautiful Disruption'?!  
Below, share what you've gained from GG's contribution to CurlyNikki.com.  Was there a particular article... a particular quote that set your soul on fire?! Share your #GGMoment below for a chance to be eligible to win one of 2 signed copies! We'll randomly select the two winners on Saturday! 

Good luck!  
Nik 

p.s. CONGRATS to the homie GG on her amazing accomplishment! I'm ordering mine today!  #CopThat #MyDailyGlassofWineIsInHonorOfYouBoo #BigThangsPoppin

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