A MUST READ Book

The original intention of this blog was to explore how to figure out your life calling or at least how to land a successful career, however successful can be defined. Between the expectations of our family, the need for endless internships and experience, as well as the ocean of opportunity and possibility in the world, the possibilities can be flatout overwhelming. So, one day, I broke down at work. I was so overwhelmed by life and my future, scared that I wouldn’t be eligible or worthy for a good career, or that I wouldn’t be able to find one I enjoyed to begin with.

Then came along the book, The Defining Decade: Why your twenties matter-and how to make the most of them nowby Meg Jay, PHD.
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This is an absolute must read for any twenty-something struggling with career choice, indecision, depression, relationships issues, or motivational setbacks. Honestly, even if you don’t think you fit into one of these categories, still read it. There are so many stories in here that I related to that I never thought I would. My only wish is that I would have read this book sooner 🙂

The book itself is divided into three sections: Work, Love, and The Brain and the Body. Each section holds numerous chapters catering to different issues and types of advice. The book as whole did so many things for me, some chapters reassured me that the path I’m taking and the goals and desires I have for my future are where they need to be, while other pages gave me a wakeup call, fresh perspective, or redirection on how I should look at something. I now have confidence in the current state of my life, as well as sense of direction and realization of where I am headed. There is not one thing in this book that didn’t speak to me on some level. I’m so tempted to go into the details that are divulged in the pages of this rock star of a book, but I honestly want you all to read it for yourselves because I think everyone’s interpretations and take-away will be different.

So if you want a sit down guide on how to navigate your twenties, READ IT. If you need a little motivation or drive, READ IT. If you are between the ages of twenty and twenty-nine, READ IT. Part of why I finally grew the confidence to write this blog was because of what I read in this book.

For anyone who has read it or plans on doing so, what did you think? How did it motivate you? What did you learn? I would love to get some feedback on what others thought of the book!!

Much Love,

Rachel

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