In a span of four months I have read more books than my whole four years in high school. I’m surprised how I even graduated without ever reading a chapter, let alone the title and author. (Thank you, Sparknotes!) I would just like to share with you the collection of thoughts and words from the many beautiful minds I had the pleasure of exploring!
Find Your Balance Point by Brian Tracy & Christina Stein
Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
Rising Strong by Brene Brown
Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
Bird by Bird by AnneLamott
The Confidence Code by Katty Kay & Claire Shipman
Carry on, Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton
Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Currently reading On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King.
You can definitely learn a lot about a person from what they read. Usually their choice of books reflect their current journey in life. Just look at the people reading in the subway on their way to work. I love observing others. I begin to create stories about their life. You become BFF’s and don’t even know it. Yes, it’s creepy. But totally for research, promise. Reading in public is a subtle way of letting strangers know who you are. For me, with the many self-help books I’ve been reading I probably come off as such a mommy or a person who’s going through a quarter-life-crisis. Perfect! It shows that I’m trying to understand the world around me and to be a better me. I could feel embarrassed for reading these books and put up an image by reading a classic novel or something intellectual, but who wants to see a lady snoring and drooling with a book hanging out of her hand? Maybe one day, but not today. Reading is like an affordable vacation I take a couple of hours a day. It relaxes me and takes me to a new world through someone else’s eyes. Who wouldn’t love to get away for only twenty dollars? I’ve been leaning towards anything to do with creativity, writing, and self-development. This is what sets my soul on fire. Reading and writing is something I’m growing a great appreciation for. I hope for it to lead me where I need to be. To inspire and aspire me. I’m going to hold on to this excitement and enjoy the ride. I encourage others to do the same. Keep reading. Keeping learning.
This is just me trying to graduate life.