Bloganuary 10, 2023: Has a book changed your life?

For the month of January, I’m participating in Bloganuary, a daily blogging challenge.

Today’s Bloganuary prompt:

Has a book changed your life?

Oh, goodness, yes!

After I left my marriage in June of 2020, my career coach casually mentioned Glennon Doyle’s book, “Untamed.” She thought it would help me on my journey to discover me. She was right.

The book highlights how common and widespread it is for women to shrink themselves in society, martyr their desires, and temper their true nature in order to provide a “better” world for those around them. And then, Doyle proposes the idea that women don’t have to do that.

The author comes to this realization while witnessing how a captive cheetah at her local zoo is still capable of tapping into her wild, natural behaviors. Women, too, can uncover and harness those same innate, untamed instincts.

Reading “Untamed” helped me put myself first, and live the life that brings me the most joy. I stopped living with the fear that society would frown upon my decisions, or that my behavior would upset my ex, or that I would somehow disappoint my mother.

Coupling this mentality with my therapist’s homework, My Memory List was born.

I got a tattoo. I adopted a dog. I started dating. And so much more.

Follow along and make memories.


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