Hey there! Are you a reader? I’m a reader.
I challenged myself to read 100 books this year, because knowledge is life and books are a HUGE part of my leisure time and of my work too. If I don't keep on learning and growing, I can't encourage my clients to do the same and I want to keep stretching and expanding, so I can keep on offering deeper and better programs for them.
I've already read 34 and am nine books ahead of schedule, which makes me happy. Looking back over my list since January, here are my top five plus a couple just for fun reads in no particular order:
🌷Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady's Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners by Therese Oneil - A freaking hilarious journey of what it was like to be a woman in the 19th century.
🌷Belonging by Toko-Pa Turner - A powerful exploration via myth, dreams, and story (I think you can see why it's my jam!) of what it means to find connection to ourselves and each other.
🌷The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer - Not the newest book, but one I needed to read. Writing, creating, visioning, all easy. Self-promotion and taking charge of the vision, much more challenging. Important read for creatives and anyone, who wants to build community and change the world one person at a time.
🌷The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks - I can't can't get enough of this book and its message of overcoming the upper limits we create for ourselves in getting our work out there and creating a better life.
🌷Everybody Writes by Ann Hadley - Just a really nice, easy to read (let's face it, some of these sorts of books are a snoozefest!) guide book for writing content and copy.
🌷JUST FOR FUN 1: Juliet Blackwell's Lily Ivory series. Just a fun read that feeds my love of witchy, woo-ey mysteries in my down time with an added dose of vintage fashion, because in my head, I wear fun vintage dresses and not my usual work at home uniform of leggings, tops, and flip-flops.
🌷JUST FOR FUN 2: Nancy Warren's Vampire Knitting Club. I know, I know. It's totally silly, but I love vampire literature and it's fun to think about creatures of the night having a knitting circle where they make sweaters and solve mysteries and I need fun.
What are YOU reading right now? What is teaching you, sparking your creativity or just giving you a little escape from daily life? Let me know. I still have at least 66 books to read!