Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Currently Reading

I plan to read a lot of books during my year off, and I'd like to share them on this blog. The first three books are pictured below; however, I've only finished one of them as of today. I'll update this blog post as I finish the others.

The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer
This book is highly recommended by a lot of podcasts, and I figured it might be a useful read since I've always had trouble both asking for and accepting help. The book comprises a series of vignettes from Amanda Palmer's life and many of them resonated with me. The vignettes were interesting, well written, and insightful. While I enjoyed the book, and I understood where the author was coming from, I'm not sure I'm any more comfortable seeking or receiving help in my own life. Maybe I will start to make some gradual shifts now that I'm aware of how resistant I am to even admitting that I need help. I may want to re-read this book 6 months from now, after I've sat with the insights for a while.

Soulful Simplicity by Courtney Carver
I'll be reading this book next and will update this blog post once I'm done.

Victory Lap Retirement by Mike Drak & Jonathan Chevreau
I'm attending a talk by one of the authors at the end of November, so I plan to read this book by then at the very latest... but hopefully I'll be done way before that!

Also, my current 101 in 1001 will be ending on Sep 14/18, so I'll be posting a new list on the 15th! I'm excited to think through what I would like to get done in the next 2.74 years, especially since I have a lot more free time now. I'm not sure if the full list will be ready by Saturday, but I plan to post whatever I have at that point in time. I'm eager to see a change in the types of things I want to do, in light of my new journey. I have a feeling books will play a much more significant role, whereas going to new restaurants will likely take a backseat. Anyway, I wanted to give you a heads up that my new list will be coming in a few days in case you would like to make a list of your own! :)

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