How To Be A Bawse Review

I started watching Lilly Singh’s videos earlier this year. I KNOW! Super behind… Anyways, I’m a fan and when I heard about her book I wanted to read it, without knowing much about it. Once I read the title, How to be a Bawse, I dragged my feet a bit. A self-help book? *insert eye roll here* Spoiler Alert: I loved it. Continue reading →

Tell Me How This Ends Well Review

I thought I was going to take a break from Blogging for Books in order to tackle all the books (I haven’t read) on my overflowing bookshelves. Sure, I’d check the site every now and then to see what they were offering but I’d always talk myself out of requesting review copies of anything. That was until I saw the cover, and read the premise, of David Samuel Levinson’s Tell Me How This Ends Well: Continue reading →

Five Things To Remember When Life Is Tough

It’s only May and I’ve had enough of the curveballs…(DO YOU HEAR ME, 2017?!)

I’ve been stretched and challenged in ways I didn’t anticipate. I’ve been emotional, more so than usual, and I’ve felt beaten down. There have been feelings of hopelessness and dread. The hardest part of all this isn’t what I’ve gone through and it isn’t the emotions attached to it.

The hardest part has been my inability to choose joy.

Look, you all know that I’m all for riding your feelings, not fighting them. Every feeling is valid and deserves to be felt. However, I also believe that feelings are no place to set up camp.

Feel what you need to feel and MOVE ON. (DO YOU HEAR ME, IDA?!) Continue reading →

I Did Something That Scared Me…And I Didn’t Die

There are a lot of things that inspire anxiety inducing fear in my heart. Just a couple of examples:

  • Pain.
  • Going to a new place where I don’t know anyone.
  • Embarrassing myself.
  • Driving.
  • Airplanes.
  • Having my mother-in-law fix my ingrown toenail.

I assure you that the list is much longer than this but these are just a few that quickly popped into my head. Basically, there are a lot of things that scare me/make me anxious. Some, I’d consider to be acceptable fears. Others are a little more ridiculous and are often met with a “Come On” look. Continue reading →