I firmly believe that when you find something good, like something really good, you should shout it from the rooftops and share it.
For me that something really good, maybe even really great is the book Girl Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis. To be completely honest with you I have no idea how I heard of her book. I’m often scouring the internet for new must read books and somewhere along the way I found hers. I have never had a book captivate me and make me relate like Girl, Wash Your Face. It completely changed my outlook on life, I would like to believe for the better. Sometimes, I even like to think that this book found me.
If you are a woman or even a man that wants to understand what women tell themselves or how they think, I cannot suggest enough that you read this book. It’s told with each chapter being a lie Rachel told herself. She talks through her personal experience and what made her believe this lie and then she talks about ways in which she changed her thought process to get over each lie. It’s just really fun, easy to read, and regardless of how many times I try to explain to people why it is so good and how it changed my life, I feel like I never quite do it justice.
I was actually lucky enough to listen to this book. My husband has an account on audible and he let me borrow some credits to download it. It was SO good…Sorry did I say that already. One of my favorite parts of the audible version is that Rachel reads it herself. I feel like that helped me to feel more connected to the story because I could hear the emphasis she put on certain points of the story.
For my previous job, I drove A LOT. Some of my doctors were over 2 hours from my house, so audible was a great way to makes those hours pass quickly. I now look forward to long drives so I can listen to a good book. I also listen to them at the gym instead of music. It’s kind of fun to get lost in a book and get a good workout. Two of my favorite things done simultaneously!
The other thing that I think is so important about the book Girl Wash Your Face is that it really helped me make sense of becoming a mom for the first time. It just eased my transition and helped me process all of the changes I was going through and realize that if anyone could get through it, it would be me. If you know anyone that is becoming a mom for the first time or even again after having a baby, I think this book would be an excellent book to give as a little surprise. It’s also a great book to pass along if someone is going through a rough patch.
I could probably go on for days about everything I liked about this book, but instead I will leave you a link for the book and hope that you love it as much as I do…
Also, Rachel Hollis just released a new book called Girl Stop Apologizing which I am still in the process of reading. I will try to return to here and give you my thoughts once I finish!
Happy Reading ❤️