I saw a lot of hype for her first book Girl Wash Your Face (on social media the most). At first, I ignored it. I thought this type of book is not for me and I would probably not enjoy it. I kept ignoring it, but the hype about this book was getting bigger and bigger and she also announced that there is a second book coming. So, I decided to order the book and see what the hype was all about. I bought it and start reading it. I absolutely loved it. Not so much because I didn’t know the things she wrote about, but for the way she delivered her message. When I read, I usually have these imaginary scenes, kind of like a movie in my mind. When I read this book, it felt like I was sitting down talking to a very honest, down to earth person who is comfortable and unapologetically being herself. I automatically got on Amazon and pre-ordered her second book “Girl Stop Apologizing” which was coming out in just few weeks. After reading her second book I think her second book is even better than the first. “Girl Stop Apologizing” is divided into three parts – Excuses To Let Go Of, Behaviors to Adopt, and Skills to Acquire. Below are three things I like most about “Girl Stop Apologizing” and why I think you should read it.
1. There are many books out there that talk about very similar things, but what makes her book so different and unique is the style and tone of her writing. She is not afraid to tell you how things are in a very honest way and she goes straight to the point. It’s easy to read, because it feels like you are talking to a friend that wants to see you live your best life, not apologize for who you are and what you want out of life.
2. Honesty. I love people in my life who tell me the way things are, rather than beating around the bush trying not to my feelings or offend me. Honesty is one of the main characteristics of her book and I LOVE that. I also think that that’s why her book has been so hype. She writes about how she overcame challenges in her life, and you can feel it that it’s not fabricated or made up. She writes about how she gets stuff done or doesn’t get done. She says there is no such a thing as balancing her work and four kids. She is honest about not volunteering at her kids’ school because she doesn’t like it. She is comfortable with herself and not afraid of judgment.
3. She writes about the importance of who we surround ourselves.I think that is huge and it plays huge role in our lives.People either lift you up or drag you down and it’s important to recognize both positive and negative people in your life.It takes guts to pursue your vision and goals knowing your close family and/or “friends” disapprove your choices and don’t believe in you.That’s probably the hardest part of making the decision to pursue what you want – knowing you must disregard the thoughts and opinions from your family and close friends.It takes strength of will, courage, and stamina to pursue your goals.The hard work, time, effort, falling and getting back up are part of your life journey.Ultimately, there is no greater joy in life than growing through the pursuit of the things you WANT in and out of life.