What article or book changed your outlook on an issue or life?
I just finished reading “Falling for Me: How I Hung Curtains, Learned to Cook, Traveled to Seville, and Fell in Love” by Anna David and while it might not have changed my life, it certainly made feel like I’m not alone. Here’s this intelligent, attractive, successful woman in her 30s who thought that she’d have a husband and kids by now but she doesn’t. She’s hit a point in her life where she’s wondering if the choices she’s made were the right ones, why does she fall for the wrong guys and what can she do to change her situation? I wonder this myself but she actually does something about it. She gets inspired by this book called “Sex and the Single Girl” by Helen Gurley Brown, which was written in the 60s, but she decides to try the author’s suggestions and apply them to current times. What ensues are stories (a lot of which made me laugh) about online and speed dating, good/bad guys, learning how to really cook for the first time, taking a French class, a ceramics class, organizing events, impulsive trips and more. She really takes matters into her own hands and it’s inspiring.
With so many people around me getting engaged, it’s easy to feel like I’m somehow getting left behind or not maturing as fast. Especially when I haven’t even been on a date in forever. It’s so easy to forget that there are other women in this same situation and that you just have to take chances, make the best of it and be grateful for the things you DO have. This book was a great reminder of that.