6 Lessons I Learned From Year Of Yes

Year Of Yes by Shonda Rhimes was the first (and last) book I read in my very own (very small) book club I had with my mother.

Ironically enough, I was reintroduced to the book when I decided to join a local book club last month.

The first time I read the book, I found myself wanting to say yes to everything. I was aware of Shonda Rhimes before reading Year Of Yes, (Hello, she’s the Queen of #TGIT) but I wasn’t aware of Shonda Rhimes the person.

So, I decided to revisit my notes and participate in the discussion at the book club to see how much my ideas (if they have) changed in the past year. I found that Year Of Yes is very much relevant to my life now.

So FYI, the following post contains book spoilers, no #WhoKilledWes spoilers here (I promise):

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What I Learned From Reading #GIRLBOSS

So I just finished reading #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso and I highly recommend anyone with a dream to read it!

For those who don’t know, AmorusoΒ is founder and former CEOΒ of Nasty Gal, an online store dedicated to clothing, accessories, and more for women.

I remember hearing so many positive reviews on this book when it came out. It’s been on my list of must reads for a while and I was glad to finally get a copy.

It was definitely worth the wait!

I felt so motivated and inspired to work even harder on my goals. I was able to take Sophia’s stories of accomplishments and obstacles to connect it to my own life.

She took a hobby and turned it into a multi-million dollar company. Her company grew as she continue to learn and fall more in love with the industry.

Before I read the book, my perception was that I was going to learn about Nasty Gal and how it became such a popular website. I didn’t expect to learn how to become a better person in the process. I’ve essentially became a #GIRLBOSS by the end of the book.

This is what I learned:

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50 Things To Do When You’re Bored

So I’ve been home most of the summer and I’m always trying to find new things to do. There are times when I just want to shut my computer off and spend my day doing something else. Here are some good ideas you can try if you’re ever bored.

1. Read. (I’m currently reading Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan)
2. Binge watch a show you’ve been dying to see. (Just finished watching In The Flesh. I recommend!)
3. Start a blog πŸ˜‰
4. Take photos of your neighborhood.
5. Visit Governor’s Island* (You can ride their bikes for free for an hour!)
6. Clean your room. (It gives you a chance to look at things you want to throw out or have a good laugh at)
7. Join a new social media website! (Tumblr, Pinterest, Youtube…etc)
8. Organize old photos. (You’ll be surprised how many baby photos I have.)
9. Try a new recipe! (I love baking. Here’s a headstart x)
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The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning

On Tuesday, I headed to Barnes & Noble in Union Square to meet Chris Colfer to get The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning signed.

A Grimm Warning follows both Alex and Connor on their own struggles in the fairytale world. At the same time, the twins must join together with the help from their friends on an adventure to save the day yet again.

Chris Colfer is known for his role as Kurt Hummel on the FOX show Glee and is a #1 New York Times bestselling author for The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell. The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning is the third book in the series.

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Divergent

I finally got around starting the Divergent trilogy. Divergent provides two great things: a female hero and a created dystopia. Once I began reading, I couldn’t put the book down. It brought me into a world full of fighting against what you don’t believe in and suffering through the pain. It reminded me so much of The Hunger Games trilogy for a moment.

Veronica Roth, the author of the Divergent trilogy, was only 23 years old when the first book was published. It was a little over a year when she graduated from Northwestern University. She sold the movie rights before she even graduated! It bottles my mind that someone so young can create one of the most successful trilogy in present day. It inspires me that anything is possible when you work hard enough to make your goals come true.

Divergent made me want to continue reading and grab the next book in the trilogy. Hopefully, I’ll get a chance to finally see the movie and see if it adapted the book well.

Now, before I continue I just want to warn you that this post is going to give ALOT of spoilers. So to the people who haven’t read Divergent or seen the movie, I suggest you close this and wait until the next blog post. If you read the book, seen the movie or could care less continue on. Continue reading “Divergent”