For my vey last blog, I am going to focus on happiness. I feel as though my last couple posts have been a little dark.
In honor of finishing Powell’s novel this week, I’m going to focus on the very last few pages of his book. Overall, I really enjoyed his story. As we know, Powell has gone through many adversities in his life. What I loved about the last few pages though was that he focused on how his negatives made him who he is today. This can related to Shameless in many ways. We know that the Ghallager’s are far from perfect, but that’s okay. Sometimes, we need things in our lives to happen so that we can learn from them. For example, when Fiona almost killed her own brother, Liam, with cocaine, she learned from it. Though she had to deal with some really hard times with the situation, she learned. And that is really what matters. We begin to notice that Fiona stopped acting crazy with the drugs and grew up a little bit, which improved her overall happiness. Similar to Powell, he mentions at the end of the book how he is now completely alcohol free. This made me really happy for him when I read that. He would seek alcohol when his life was going downhill, but this did not make matters any better. Alcohol actually ruined him completely, so to hear that he finally got past his addiction made me proud of him.
I’m sure all of us can relate to Powell and Fiona, too. Though maybe our lives have or haven’t been as traumatic as some parts in their lives, I’m sure most of us can share and relate to similar stories. So I just want to remind everybody that yes, life gets very very hard, trust me. I’m sure you all already know that. But, we sometimes need negatives in life to help find ourselves. Powell mentioned how he’s completely changed from what he was just a year or two ago. So has Fiona. We all need times that may not be so pleasant to us so that we can grow, mature, and learn from them. So next time you’re in a really bad or sticky situation, remember that it’s TRULY only going to make you stronger once you get past it. You all can do this. Believe in yourselves. :)
(Thanks everyone whose been reading all my blogs! Signing off now!)