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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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My thoughts on the coronavirus…

These past few days have been crazy, so quickly the world flipped upside down. Madness. Chaos. Coronavirus.

I must admit that I have been super annoyed with everything that’s been happening and I’ll explain why. I guess, I’m going to vent my frustration and who knows if anyone is actually going to read this because we’re all in survival mode currently.

It bothers me how so many people aren’t taking this virus seriously. Yes, celebrities but average people as well. There’s so many jokes, memes, people with “idc” attitude. Now, I’m not saying we should all sit around and be in fear or panic, but to hear what people are complaining about is astonishing. I’m seeing people complain about things closing down, like the gym. THE GYM. At a time like this, who cares about the gym. Workout at home. People are complaining about trips / vacations that they can’t go on anymore. Again, at a time like this, who cares. There are so many who still are going outside because they are “bored” and don’t want to be stuck inside. You are risking your health and those around you. People who are sad over their JOB closing, I absolutely understand. Bills still need to be paid, so you have a right to stress. But, people sad because Disneyland is closed? Get over it.

At this point, staying healthy should be everyone’s concern. I truly have seen people show their true colors with this going on. For those who aren’t affected, please be mindful. It might not affect you, because you have money and can stay quarantined for months. Think of those who are living paycheck to paycheck, missing ONE day of work means not eating, or paying a bill. It’s not that serious, but it is. And if you think like that, it’s probably because it isn’t affecting you. Think of those around you that depend on being employed. Think of the kids that depend on school for meals, now schools are closed.

I’ve started to unfollow and mute people, I know I’m a nobody so my follow doesn’t matter but, I’m over it. Anyone who is showing a lack of empathy on this matter, I don’t want you in my life. Sounds dramatic, but I like to believe I am a person that has a heart and always thinks of people who may have it worse than me. So, if you don’t care about the well-being of people in your community or around the world, you aren’t someone I want to be associated with.

Also, panic buying isn’t helping. There are so many people who can’t afford to panic buy and now have no food because there isn’t any. There are parents who can’t find diapers for their babies because people have stocked up for 7 months. I guess, I just like to be mindful of everyone and theres just so much that goes into this situation. This is crazy, it’s scary. In my 24 years old life, I haven’t seen anything like this happen. We’ve seen things like this in movies and now we’re living in it.

Please keep your conspiracy theories to yourself. Someone who just lost their loved one doesn’t want to hear about how you think the government planned this virus. It’s insensitive.

Please show sympathy. You might not currently be affected by this, but so many people in the world are. if you think now is the time to tell people that they should’ve had money saved up. Please shut up. A lot of people don’t make enough money to save. Keep your financial tips to yourself if it’s going to come off as judgmental or insensitive. If you think people are overreacting, perhaps you’re under reacting. Don’t panic of course, but don’t sit around thinking this is just a flu or cold. It’s more serious than that, we’re in a nationwide pandemic. Take it seriously.

That’s all I have to say. Please stay safe. Be mindful of those less fortunate than you. Help one another. Don’t think you’re invincible. Be kind.

Lastly, I’m trying to stay positive through this all! Meditating, praying, affirmations. Anything to keep my spirits high, stay safe and make sure to care for your mental health. This can cause a lot of anxiety, so care for yourself.

Wait, one more thing! If you actually follow my blog, then you know I am a home care CNA. Long story short, my patients daughter is the most caring person I have ever met. She has 3 young kids and her father to look after. (My patient). She has been running around from store to store looking for basic necessities, food, water, ect. People have been buying out toilet paper and she made sure to give me some. She’s given me toilet paper, paper towels, and even offered to give me food if I couldn’t find any at the stores since it’s madness. This is how we should be acting. Not hoarding, not being selfish, this is the time for people to come together, and help one another. Share.

K now I’m done rambling.

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