Book Reviews and Life Update

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Book Review and Life Update

Lately I have been feeling extremely blah. Perhaps my mood is reflective of the and weather causing some winter blues. Typically I’m a pretty organized person, but since the holidays I have been finding it challenging getting back on track and laying out everything I need to do. Does this ever happen to you? Sometimes when there’s a lot going on it’s more difficult to get organized again because you don’t know where to start or you’re bouncing back and forth between different things. I thought I’d just sit down and write a little update on how I’ve been feeling for the past few weeks, but I’m trying to get my sh*t together now lol!

When Kyle and I went to Dominican I brought along 2 books with me to read. I can’t even tell you the last time I was able to sit down and enjoy a book with uninterrupted reading time. I wanted to share with you the books I read, and my own personal thoughts on them.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck Book Review

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

I had heard a lot of good things about this book, which is why I decided to buy it. Let me tell you, it did not disappoint. I seriously read this so quickly and I was sad when it was over.

I thought all of the concepts in the book were really bang on, and it’s almost like a reality check self-help book. It really did make me think and look at things a little differently. The parts on values, goals, metrics, and measuring success were my favourite, and I loved how he used real life examples and stories throughout the whole book. He really pushes that life isn’t easy or picture perfect, and you do need to work hard for the things you want. Your successes are determined by the sh*t you’re willing to put up with.

Overall I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a good read.

Big Magic Book Review

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbet

I picked up Big Magic because I had heard a few people talking about it and recommending it. It’s a book by Elizabeth Gilbert ( author of Eat, Pray Love ) about creative living, and creative living beyond fear. Since I am a creative I thought I’d give it a shot.

If I’m going to be straight up honest, I didn’t really care for it. Perhaps that’s because I read it directly after The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck ( which I really enjoyed and couldn’t put down ), so I found this one a bit harder to get into. There were a few parts that had my attention and I thought were interesting ways of thinking, but overall I felt the book was kind of all over the place. I felt like the whole time I was reading it I was waiting for the point of the book, and then it was over.

Like I said, I bought it because I heard people saying really great things about it, so perhaps it just wasn’t my style or for me. Have you read Big Magic? If so, what were your thoughts on the book?

So, those were my two most recent reads and thoughts, and I think I will be picking up another few books for the coming months.

E xx