It’s very rare I read a book, and put it down and sit, taking a breath and reevaluate my life. This is what happened to me though when I read Giovanna Fletcher’s book ‘Some Kind of Wonderful‘.Some Kind of Wonderful is a book about a woman who’s life takes a drastic change. She loses her boyfriend of ten years and has the choice to change her life and path, and takes it. Now I didn’t wake up and plan to end my relationship and move to a different country. I am very happy in my relationship and pretty content living in our small cosy home. But it was the list this character wrote that changed the way I view my life.
She wrote a list of what she wants to change and achieve. The list was basic, and things that were possible to accomplish. So, I sat home one night and wrote down everything I want to achieve in the next year. They were small things like, learning to love myself more, stick to the gym and control my anxiety with yoga. Things I know myself I can accomplish when I set my mind to it.
I then set a list of things I need to do around the house and in day to day life. The list consists of buying things around our home, saving a certain amount in the year and cleaning my car. When it’s written down in front of me on paper somehow it seems easier to do. Also, crossing off things on your list is strangely satisfying and definitely feels like i’ve accomplished something.
Last but not least, blog goals. I set myself targets, targets that may take months or years to achieve. But, when I look back and have eventually, possibly achieved them I can be proud of how far I’ve come! I’ve also wrote the date next to each goal I write, so I can remind myself when I eventually hit that goal, how far i’ve come. Almost to motivate me in a way to work harder!
You have no idea how many things I’ve crossed off my list in the 4 short weeks since reading this book. I feel the most motivated in life than I ever have, and I can’t wait to show you of the big goals I hit!
So, if you get the chance to go out and buy this book, do it. Go out and buy some pretty stationary, and sit down with a cosy blanket and write down all the things you need to do and want to achieve. You’d be surprised how motivating it is. If it wasn’t for Giovanna writing such a heartfelt and relatable book, I can tell you now I wouldn’t of crossed anything of that list in my head.