First, I’d like to introduce you to the newest section on my blog. My Bookshelf.
You can view what I’m currently reading or the books I’ve read.
My love of self help books carried me through my 20s. Whenever I had a problem or wanted unsolicited advice, I went to the bookstore and bought a book. Though I’d like to sit here and tell you that I read a little bit of everything. I don’t. Self help, Oprah magazines, and interesting articles.
My favorite self help books are in the categories of Love & Relationships, specifically getting over and through breakups, empowering yourself, and career. That’s it. These are the only types of books that capture and keep my attention. I truly live by the principle, “You’ll never live long enough to make all the mistakes.” – and I don’t plan on it. So I read about other people’s mistakes and how they overcame.
One of my biggest challenges is balance. Doing too much or not enough. Caring too much or holding back. Saying too much or being vague. Focusing on how to be more, more, more – instead of just be-ing.
“The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck” is soooo uber timely in my life. I’m in a state of noticing recurring themes and messages in my life right now. Themes such as: Not being so sensitive, keeping my power, not taking everything personally, and being stronger. In some way, shape or form – or blatantly through God’s tests, I am encountering many situations that I need to just give zero (*#$* about. Sounds vulgar, I know. Sorry, mama. But I’m keeping it all the way real with you guys right now. Ya’ll know what I’m talkin’ about.
What I do know is, life is too short. And learning to not care as much and not let things bother you so much is a skill to master and apply daily. As the title simply states, it’s a subtle art.
Oh and while I’m at it, you heard it here first guys, if I do review this book, I’ll create a v-log on it. I promise. If chapter one, titled, “Don’t Try,” is any indication on how relevant and timely this book is right now for anyone that just gives toooooo many *side eye emojis* like me, a v-log will be coming very soon.
This book already seems like a page turner. If you’ve read it, please share your favorite quotes and parts of the book in the comments, and we can chat.
Until next time.