Good afternoon lovely readers! I apologize for the extremely long ass break that I unconsciously took! If I am going to be honest I have been completely uninspired and over the top busy! But I am back, and better than ever if I do say so myself ;-).
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking recently; wondering what kind of content I want to produce and though I am still unsure with my exact “niche,” I know that I am reading an incredibly inspiring book and would love to share the journey with you! Thus, I have created our own little virtual book club.
Let’s discuss the introduction for week 1 why don’t we! I kid you not guys, seven pages later and Jen Sincero has already inspired the f*ck out of me (excuse my language)!
On page 11, she mentions that she assumes we are reading this book for several reasons; the reason I personally chose to read this book (besides the fact that my cute mom sent it to me for my birthday) is that there are a few areas of my life that are lacking. Because of my Etsy shop, I am gratefully more well off financially than many others my age, but I am struggling with how I want to spend and save. Unfortunately, there are always items and clothing that I want to purchase but I definitely don’t need. My mind is battling the desire to put my money into long-term savings constantly or spending it now. I want to travel, shop, and spoil the ones I love. But guys, that is all just so damn expensive. Besides this I, unfortunately, cannot live off of my Etsy shop for forever, sadly it is not a career–but I have no clue what career is for me! My life would be 110% easier if I could make decals and travel for the rest of my life, but I don’t think that is a reliable option. I am completely unaware of what I want to do as a career, and it has been one of my largest struggles since I can remember. As she quotes, “Or maybe you have everything you’ve ever wanted but for some reason, you still feel unfulfilled” (page 12). This quote speaks to me, it is exactly why I am reading this book; it’s time to release my inner badass 😉
Page 12 speaks to me. It truly speaks to me. And here is why: “Wanting can be done sitting on the couch with a bong in your hand and a travel magazine in your lap.” Now, this may not literally be me, but I can assure you I do enough sitting on my ass wanting rather than going out and doing. I want to go out and do/be a shit ton of things, but in comparison to what I have done/who I am it is too embarrassing of a ratio to even admit. I have high hopes that this book will motivate me to make some much-needed changes, considering I am already motivated after only the introduction, I am 110% sure that this book will be killer (in a good way!).
- Why are you reading this book?
- What was your favorite quote from the introduction, or that she quoted from someone else?
- Are you excited for Chapter 1?
- What are you hoping to get out of this book?