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Another Book Review

Okay, I’ve been lagging on book reviews but I’m back!

I’m late, I know, but I recently read the book, You Are A Badass, By Jen Sincero. Wow. Easily made it to my top 5 best books I’ve ever read.

SERIOUSLY, READ THIS BOOK!

It’s another law of attraction book, but the way the author writes, it almost seems like she’s just speaking directly to you, as a friend. For those of you that don’t particularly enjoy reading, this is a book you will enjoy. Jen Sincero has a way of putting things into simple terms which is helpful.

One main part that stood out to me:

Meanwhile, the truth is, the only questions you ever need to consider when making decisions about your life are:

1. Is this something I want to be, do, or have?

2. Is this going to take me in the direction I want to go (not should go)?”

WOW. this was mind blowing to me.

For so long I’ve struggled with choosing which path to take. For example, wanting to be a writer, I quit so many jobs because they weren’t fulfilling, only to apply for another unfulfilled job. I realized around the time I was writing my book that this is a cycle that’s going to continue. Unless, I stop getting jobs just for the sake of a job, and start looking for jobs within my desired field.

So when I read that part in the book, it hit me. This is what I should have been asking myself and it would have saved me so much time. When I started looking for more writing opportunities, I even decided not to apply for some because it wasn’t “going to take me in the direction I want to go” I want to be a writer, yes, but now moving forward, I want to make sure that I manifest specifics. For example, writing about politics is something that I’m NOT interested in and it’s not the type of writer I want to end up as. However, a writer of let’s say, spirituality or self help, poetry would be something I’d apply for because it would ultimately lead me in the direction I want to be in. Make sense?

– Don’t go to nursing school because your family wants you to, do you want to?

– Don’t apply for a job working for a veterinarian if you don’t like animals.

– Don’t get a SUV because the salesman tells you it’s a great car when deep down you want a sporty car!

Moving forward, ask yourself these two questions when making a decision. See how it changes things.

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Thrifting 101

My favorite hobby (after writing of course) is thrifting! I can spend hours in a thrift store and for sure will leave with something. I might even leave with things that I don’t really need…

But over the years I’ve found name brand things and items from popular stores like:

– Nike

– Adidas

– Kate Spade

– Forever 21

– Fashion Nova

– Kendall & Kylie

– Champion

– Disney

– Levi Jeans ( you know how expensive Levi jeans are! ) *sigh*

– TopShop / ZARA

and more! I can’t name them all I’ve been thrifting for so long but you get the point..

Here’s is how I thrift.

1. DO NOT GO THRIFTING IF YOU ARE IN A RUSH!

Number one mistake. Thrifting takes time. You need to be able to dedicate time looking through each rack! If you are in a rush you will most likely not find good gems.

2. Check out all local or nearby thrift stores.

I know that some thrifters like to avoid stores in certain areas because of how popular the city / neighborhood is, but STILL GO. People will also avoid shops because they aren’t the well known ones like Salvation Army or goodwill. Local owned small shops are still worthy of the thrift world! Check out all your local shops until you find your go to stores! Also, Don’t let anyone else tell you which stores “suck”. NOPE! Find out for yourself.

3. LOOK THROUGH ALL RACKS AND SECTIONS!

Look through every rack! And don’t discriminate on sections. Check out the kids sections! Men’s. Women’s. Furniture. Books. Often people like to hide things in the most unlooked places. Oops, don’t hate me veteran thrifters. You will often find clothing items you like and if you can rock it, buy it! I found some cool “mens” T-shirt’s that I have turned into cropped tops!

4. Half off days are your best friend!

Many thrift stores have half off days! This is who I scored a Nike hoodie for $4!

5. Pay attention to daily discounts

Most thrift stores have daily specials or colors. For example, savers is half off every monday and each day during the week will be a different color representing half off for that color tag. Other stores will have 20% off, 30% ect.

5. Check for new items often

Thrift stores get donations everyday! I’m not saying go thrifting everyday but don’t be afraid to stop by often. I’ve gone thrifting twice or even three times a week at the same exact store and found different things each time! You’d be surprised.

Have fun. Thrifting is fun. You will find cool things if you truly look!

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