Over the past several years, I’ve read countless books. I think the majority of them would fall under the category of self-help. I didn’t set out to do such vast research on how to live a better life and how to become a better person. Instead, one book led to another and led to another and so on...until I began to anticipate the next ‘breadcrumb’ that would direct me to a new title.
I've always enjoyed reading.
But I've never belonged to a book club and I rarely devour the latest bestseller.
While there was a time when I chose mostly non-fiction and read for pleasure and entertainment. After having children, I discovered that in most areas of my life, I wanted to know more.
I'm curious. I crave fresh information and perspectives. I love a book that guides and teaches me.
I still welcome a great novel, but I’m picky. I’m careful not to waste my time reading a book that I don’t find utterly captivating. Those stories, for me, are very rare.
The last novel I loved, pure and simple was...All The Light We Cannot See. Thank you, Smitten & Swoon for the share:-)
Over the past decade, I began to feel a sense of urgency...and my self-help library expanded accordingly. I had a deep need to ‘figure it all out’ or ‘get my act together’ as the name of my company suggests.
Thankfully, I’ve all but dispensed with the urgency.
I now realize that I’m not behind. I’m exactly where I should be at this place in my life.
I’m soaking up new beliefs and ideas like a sponge and loving every minute of it. I’m elated that learning, and then evolving, is a lifelong journey.
We can always master a new skill or challenge the way we’ve forever done something.
What a beautiful part of being human!
In our modern world of abundance, there are books on absolutely every subject you’d ever care to explore. And, on the off chance that there isn’t a book, there’s definitely a website to read. No excuse for not continuing to expand our knowledge, even though 30 minutes of nightly reading is no longer mandatory.
I was once told that Sagittarians are usually reading several books simultaneously. So true for me.
Here’s what’s on my nightstand right now (all started and being actively read:-)
Excuse Me, Your Life Is Waiting
The Power of Now
What are you currently reading?
What new subject is wiggling it’s way into your thoughts?
Thank you for following along and for sharing your comments below. I'm always looking for my next book...
Have a super day!
Hello, I'm Kristen.
As a personal stylist,