Let me start this post off by saying …I read a lot.
And not just ‘cus it gives me that sexy Librarian, nerdy look, either. I read mostly because I’m an introvert and its how I recharge. And its also because my mom was a librarian and I was pretty much born and raised in the library.
That’s an exaggeration: I wasn’t quite literally born in a library. But I do believe that if Momz had her way….
Ok, anyway. Because I read so much, mostly books about personal development and of course, personal finance, people ask me what I’ve been reading, lately.
FUN FACTOID: Please say the BR in liBRary, fam. Librarians and library frequenters silently judge you when you say lie-BERRY. Ya welcome.
So, this month, I thought I’d share with you!
I am currently reading:
Minimalism: live a meaningful life written by The Minimalists.
The book has no frills. The cover is literally black with just white writing, and the inside pages are regular schmegular, as well. DASSIT.
But that’s kind the whole point. Simplify. Your. Life. The point of the book focuses on the important things, such as health, relationships, your passions and growth, etc.; without all of the clutter of excess material possessions.
And I know you’re wondering….”Porque reading a book about having less stuff? I thought you only cared about personal finance. ”
I’m learning Spanish. Can you tell?
I’m reading a book about minimalism POR QUE I want to be satisfied with less, or basically what I already have. And this is important to me because it relates to personal finance.
Let me explain: If I am satisfied and grateful for the things that I already have, then I will feel less obligated to own things that I don’t need. In turn, I will feel less pressured to purchase the aforementioned things that I realized that I don’t need. I will be happy with less bullshit and have more money in my pocket. And if I have more money in my pocket, then I wouldn’t have to go in debt to keep up with the Joneses. Also, I could use my money and time for experiences versus clutter. Most importantly, I noticed that I feel more zen when my home is clutter free and clean, which is easier when you have less stuff. All in all, if I’m happy, I buy less shit. Simple AF.
With that being said, two other books that I just finished reading were The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and Spark Joy, both by Marie Kondo, and both also about letting go of unnecessary clutter and material bullshit, too. These books focus more so on the application versus the mentality of living clutter free. Also, Kondo’s main focus is on surrounding yourself with only things you love, not necessarily just less things. So, if you love cat figurines, but hate gold toe socks, you know what to do and you can be at peace with your decision.
What book(s) are you reading, right now? Any recommendations for books that you think I HAVE TO read? Let me know, in the comments!