Happy Monday! Starting off the week with a book review for you all because I finally finished reading Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis and, just like Girl, Stop Apologizing that I shared in a book review here in July, this was another great book of hers that was so motivating and inspiring. Let’s get started!
Girl, Wash Your Face was a bit more focused on “washing your face” from the lies you tell yourself that prevent you from being your best self, while Girl, Stop Apologizing was more focused on going after your goals shamelessly. Both of these books were so similar, yet so different and I felt that reading them both completes the whole story of first, washing your face of the lies you tell yourself, and second, going after your goals and dreams.
One thing I love about Rachel Hollis’ books is that she is so real and honest about everything, which you don’t always find. I know sometimes for me personally, I feel like the only person who has experienced something in particular or feel that I’m completely alone when it comes to certain situations, and her books are such a great reminder that everyone is facing these things in life, and hearing her real stories of her hardships, not just her success, is something I love.
One chapter that stood out to me the most in this book was Chapter 6 – The Lie: No is the Final Answer. She stated, “The incredible part about your dreams is nobody gets to tell you how big they can be. When it comes to your dreams, no is not an answer. The word no is not a reason to stop. Instead, think of it as a detour or a yield sign. No means merge with caution. No reminds you to slow down – to re-evaluate where you are and to judge how the new position you’re in can better prepare you for your destination” (Rachel Hollis). I thought this was incredibly powerful because we all have dreams of our own and receive signs telling us no and to give up when that is actually something we should not do. She reminds us all to stay strong and powerful at our weakest moments and to keep going. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger!
I enjoyed every second of this book and I know you all will too! I’ve linked it down below along with outfit details for those who are interested:
As I’ve finished my second book for my book review series, I am now onto my third book that I can’t wait to share. I would also love to hear your thoughts on my book review series and if this is something you all are enjoying! Let me know below!
Thanks for reading!