Now I understand why the book was so popular! The author has a way of getting in your head. The girl goes through ups & downs which makes you realize if you were to write a book about yourself you would be suprirse at how many ups and downs you had. She's raped at 13, gains 275lbs. steals letters from her college roomate, has sex with a girl, tries to commit suicide, goes to a half way house, has abortion, gets married, gets a divorce, there is just so much to list but her life continues to move on. It is not a happy ending which keeps it realistic but it is a story of when she was about 4 years old until she is about 40 yrs old. This is a good read, I would recommend it to anyone who is mentally stable. If you are not then this book will probably make you week.
Hobbies help you improve your mental health and well being because you're engaging the creative network in your brain, you are challenging you mind and keeping it sharp. Its also a stress reduction. When you concentrate on your hobby it is clearing your mind of other distractions. It makes you happy! It makes you interesting! If you are married its important to have other things, separate things that make you happy. Don't rely on your spouse to make you happy. You both need to find happiness in the things that you enjoy and since happiness is contagious it will rub off on your spouse. You also need to give your spouse space so they can enjoy things they love to do, its important to keep your identity in a marriage! You can still "find yourself" while being married. (I've been married over 20 years) You don't need to rely on people to make you happy! People will let you down, they have there own obligations they have to tend to so if you a