Romance is a Bonus Book

The lead actors in this K Drama are Lee Jong-Suk who plays Eun-ho and Lee Na-young who plays Dan-i , although this drama is full of all the tropes we know and love , this one falls into a slightly different category . The age gap in this onscreen relationship is the opposite of the stereotype the woman is older and not only that she’s also a divorced single mom. Dan-i’s backstory made this drama interesting because she’s the difference in the trope. She goes through love and doubt and then she gains hope by speaking with a friend who cares for her and the cycle begins again with the added benefit of loss.

Eun-ho played by Lee Jong-Suk is a man that has only ever loved one woman but she’s only ever seen him as friend , a very dependable friend but a friend none the less. He like Dan-i has had his fair share of love and loss. However unlike Dan-I his Love was unrequited and he emotionally suffered for it but he kept his lips sealed especially when your friendship is solid. Eun-ho is a wildly successful writer , he is also a college professor.Dan-i was a wildly successful marketing specialist, however she gave all of this up to be a wife and mother.

In true K-Drama fashion Dan-i’s background makes her undesirable, however there is an unrequited love looming in the background, the story line of this drama is what happens when an undesirable circumstance meets fate. Fate writes it’s own story ,”Romance is a Bonus Book” is a refreshing twist on a classic K-drama tale of misunderstandings and things unsaid.

– Myriesha

Field Notes On Love

There is something so classic about the way this story is put together , it is sweet and innocent but it also ended in a way that gave the characters a promising ending. Hugo is a young man from England born as 1 or 6 , he is a septuplet! Because of the rarity he is a local celebrity , his mom runs a blog about him and his five siblings. Hugo seems to have everything someone needs to live a happy life but he feels like a he’s lacking individuality. Mae is queen of the passion projects with a very specific medium , film making . Mae prides herself on being open and honest , she’s transparent about everything besides her self and her feelings but with the encouragement of her grandmother that believes in living life to the fullest , one week will change everything.

I loved this story , I loved how just like the first time you fall in love it came in waves but it made a point constantly that communication is the most important thing. This story came from two sides of the same coin ,”falling in love again wouldn’t be the worst thing, even though highly unlikely ” and ” Love doesn’t exist it’s just a temporary emotion, it can’t last” . There was a natural flow of emotions mixed with and innocence that made it impossible not to smile . I encourage you to read ,”Field Notes on Love”. We all have dealt with love and loss an could use a dose of happy. – Myriesha

I’m finding myself envious these days .

I’m working ( I do social work) I’m sitting on the beach with one of my family’s and there are children and couples all around enjoying each other’s company . Then there’s me dressed for work in solitude and sometimes I find myself envious of there happiness and I know that everything that glitters isn’t gold you have to work for that happiness. I find myself thinking about working with someone for that happiness and sharing our joy with each other and it seems so peaceful . It’s crazy to say this but even at 25 years young I feel so ready to settle down . I love to travel but I would be open to having a travel partner and experiencing the beauty of the world together. Even in this envious state seeing all the family brings me so much joy so maybe one day I’ll be blessed with my own . – Myriesha

Hello I Have Anxiety.

No it’s not romantic or beautiful and no I don’t need a man to squeeze me and tell me I’m okay . I like to crush myself beneath my 50 pound gravity blanket and let it rock me to sleep . All these years I thought I had control of it, my chest tighten and my breathing changes and usually I tell myself that I’m okay and everything is fine and it disappears. Well today I was hyperventilating and internally screaming and I had to stop my self , it felt like the air had been knocked out of my lungs , most important was the feeling after , the feeling of defeat . All these years I had control and just like that the air left my lungs and my chest caved and I was no longer the one in charge . There is no secret to anxiety , there is no survival guide or preparedness package. However there is a God who sits high and looks low with a son who hung on a cross for my sins and intercedes on my behalf . Where there is a heaven there is a way , so when these things happen I’m learning to let go and let God . He is my rock even when I an unsteady he is my stability and for that and so many other things I can’t say thank you enough , I am so grateful words aren’t enough. HALLELUJAH! It’s the highest praise . – My