I am not a “reader” – if you give me the choice between sitting on the couch all day (re)watching old episodes of The Challenge, or picking up a new book, I’ll pick TV 9 times out of 10. I try to push myself to read more, but as a visual person, reading doesn’t always hold my attention like TV does. When January rolled around and I was brainstorming the typical “new year” goals I decided to dedicate some time to reading and feeding my brain.
One book a month, that’s attainable, right?
So far, so good.
In May, I read “Girl, Wash Your Face” by Rachel Hollis, and honestly, I wish I could just keep reading it over and over again. As a newbie to Rachel’s world, I was immediately in love with her writing style, honesty, and ability to tell her readers “like it is”.
GWYF is essentially, a list of lies that Rachel previously believed about herself, the backstory behind the lies, and how she helped herself to believe the truth. It was refreshing to see that, really, we’re all just humans trying to live our best lives. To be honest, she had a fan for life when she wrote this line:
“I feel the need to confess…I shave my toes.”
I legitimately yelled, out loud, “GIRL, ME TOO!”
If toe shaving isn’t relatable, I don’t know what is.
Rachel walks you through her insecurities and forces you to look at your own, all while building you up and empowering you to take on the world, or whatever you want to do. If you’re the type that likes to read empowering books that feel like a casual chat with your girlfriends, then RUN, don’t walk, to the store and pick up “Girl, Wash Your Face” – or you know, Amazon Prime that shit to your front door.
To keep your BFF vibes going, head over to Instagram and follow Rachel: @msrachelhollis
While you’re there – follow us! @threewisegals (DUH!)