Hello Dear Followers,
Gosh, it’s been a long time since I’ve written a post on here. My apologies. But life gets in the way sometimes from doing things you need to do for yourself. Like reading and writing, in my case.
Anyway, I just finished “Girl, Wash Your Face” by Rachel Hollis. I wanted to share my thoughts about the book with you.
I thought the book was good overall, I didn’t however, find anything earth shattering or new about what Hollis had to say. It’s stuff I’ve heard before.
I loved the motivation she brings throughout the book, the honesty and certainly the humor. I watch her live videos on Instagram on a regular basis and I definitely could hear her humor in this book.
I loved how she provided tips how make things possible in our lives through what has helped her. Some self-help authors don’t do that. They usually share their motivation and you’re still left with, “Well, how do I do that?” She laid it out quite easily.
I resonated with a lot of her chapters. It was nice to know there others in the world who have felt the same way you do about everyday life. Whether it relates to weight gain or loss, getting past your shit, traumas you’ve experienced in the past. We’ve all had these and it’s nice to know I am not alone.
In one of her chapters, she says, “Pain and trauma are a violent whirlpool, and they will drag you under if you don’t battle to stay afloat. There will be times, especially in the beginning, when it will take everything within you to keep your head above those waves.”
I felt that quote. We’ve all had moments in our lives where it seems like we will never get our heads above water and we are gasping for air only to be pushed down again by the waves that come crashing behind us.
In another chapter, she says, “The difficult seasons we walk through are how we learn to build up strength to manage any situation. The strongest people you know? They’ve probably walked some pretty hard roads and built up skills necessary to be emotional giants”
All I can add to that, is always look out for the “strong people” in your life.
I don’t have much more to add to this post, I am looking forward to her next book, “Girl Stop Apologizing” this year. Because we must stop apologizing…for everything!
Until next time.