March was a great month of reading for me and included what will probably be my favorite book of the year.
So, you know when you read a book and it’s so good, you have to tell everyone about it? That’s this book. I read it in less than 24 hours, because I just couldn’t put it down! I love the concept that small everyday habits add up to big life-changing results. It’s a book I can imagine re-reading whenever I’m feeling lost or unmotivated. If you find yourself as obsessed as I was, I recommend subscribing to James Clear’s 3-2-1 weekly newsletter. The concept is 3 ideas, 2 quotes, and 1 question every Thursday. Check it out HERE.
I saw so many rave reviews about this book on social media, so I was excited to dive in. And it delivered. It was a moving, coming-of-age story about a young woman just moving to New York City in the 1940’s. The book follows her life story from there, with her growing as a person and learning to love herself, flaws and all. I will say this book was also a sexual coming-of-age in some ways, so if that kind of content makes you uncomfortable, you may want to pass.
“The truth is, there are people out there with less talent, and less experience than you, crushing it. Why? Because they decided to start.”
That’s one of my favorite quotes from this book, as so many of us think we need to know more, practice more, or get someone’s permission before we can go after what we want. Instead, this book is all about choosing yourself. I view it like a personal pep talk. It was short and sweet, but powerful. We don’t need someone to choose us, we need to choose ourselves and go after it.
In case it’s not obvious, I was on a non-fiction/ self-development kick in March. This was another big winner in my eyes. It combined inspiration with actionable ways to go after your goals. For example, creating a results list saying “I will XXXX” or setting goals using her process that she calls ‘10,10, 1.’ If you haven’t read this yet, you need to. It’s currently free for Amazon Prime members to read.