Tomato Fights in Spain, J-Lo Wedding Planner, and An Anti-Slavery Advocate!
One of my big New Year’s resolution was to read more this year, so I started off January by looking for my first book to dig in too. I did a lot of research and toyed around with several genres before finally settling into Twenty-Two: Letters to a Young Woman Searching for Meaning. Why did I choose this specific book? It may or may not have been due to the sole fact that I recently turned 22.
This book is categorized as non-fiction, self-help, and self-care item. I’ve really been into these types of books because I feel like any type of growth, whether it is spiritual or educational is always helpful. Allison Trowbridge writes letters to Ash, a fictional pen pal, whom she shares all sorts of advice and experiences that helped shape her future.
I love that I kicked off the year with this book because it is full of fun anecdotes and harsh life lessons delivered in a vibrant and positive way. Allison Trowbridge does an amazing job of detailing her life in these letters and sharing all the wisdom she learned during her twenties.
“A woman named Courtney E. Martin once wrote, ‘we are the daughters of feminists who said, ‘You can be anything’ and we heard ‘You have to be everything.”
Her writing is so flamboyant and lively, that the whole books provide wonderful quotes to look back on and reflect. She finds deeper meaning in situations that most do not and shares her point of view from all of her trials and tribulations.
“The very restlessness that drives you forward will be the same angst that keeps you up at night.”
In an effort to capture the essence of learning difficult life lessons, Allison writes about some personal life details regarding relationships, family, and friendships. I find comfort in knowing that I am not the only 22 year old who can feel a little overwhelmed with life.
“Capture the color and emotion of seeing a new side of our world and watching the earth turn gold from this side of the sun.”
Allison also manages to seep in so much positivity throughout the book, that after reading I always felt inspired and motivated to do my own thing and to love my own self.
I would definitely recommend this book if you’re into self-care or self-help type of books. It is so well written that each chapter will seize your attention instantly. If you’re curious to find out more about the tomato fights, J-lo style wedding planning, and an awesome slave advocate make sure to give this book a chance.
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