‘Girl, Wash Your Face’ by Rachel Hollis is hands down the best book I have read in my lifetime. I’m not a huge reader so it’s not saying much, BUT that is besides the point. I’m not sure if it’s because it is so spot on with the season of my life I’m in or what, but any female needs to get their hands on a copy, ASAP. I know that sounds incredibly dramatic, but like… FOR REAL. Girl, read it.
I decided to try Audible for the first time & listen to the book rather then read it, and it’s honestly been the best decision I’ve made in a while. Listening works so much better for me rather reading. I’m the type of person who drifts on to never-land & begins to think about 94 different things while trying to read a book. Never fails, I’m always re-reading the same paragraph multiple times until I get focused again. So an audio book is exactly what I’ve needed this whole time, it just took me 20+ years to figure it out. But hey, better late than never!
This book is for you. For any single lady reading this right now, it’s for you. You need it and you don’t even know it. I honestly started reading/listening to ‘Girl, Wash Your Face’ because I saw it alllll over social media. Everyone was raving about it so I figured okay, let’s see what all the fuss is about. Girls… IT SPOKE TO MY SOUL. Like within just a couple of pages (heck maybe after just a few sentences) I couldn’t stop.
If you are married, single, a mom, a friend, a sister, a daughter… read this book. If you are in the happiest season of your life, the worst, insecure, confident, stressed out, happy-go-lucky… read this book. If you are a boss, an employee, a dreamer, an introvert, an extrovert… read this book. If you are struggling with a relationship, a friendship, a career decision, family issues, health issues… read this book.
If you are in any season of life where you just feel stuck… you feel BLAH… you feel unsure… you feel scared… you think you’re not worthy of something… you want more out of life… THIS IS YOUR BOOK!
If you want to feel motivated, confident, understood, brave, happy… THIS IS YOUR BOOK!
I read/listened to the book in a matter of days, and was literally sad when it was over. Which is why I’m already listening to it again!
Some things I learned:
- I’m not everyone’s cup of tea, AND IT’S OKAY. It’s okay to not be everyone’s favorite person. It’s okay for someone to dislike you. It’s okay to be YOU.
- Dream without worrying about the opinions of others. My dreams are MINE to chase.
- Stop worrying about the people who aren’t worried about you.
- Stop trying to plan/manage every aspect of life. The best memories come from the moments you didn’t even see coming.
- BE HAPPY. You deserve happiness. YOU CAN BE HAPPY. You are in control.
- It’s okay to ask for help. It’s okay to say no. BREATHE MAMA, BREATHE.
.. and a million others… but you get the point by now!
Now that I have drilled into your head that you need book, go get it… NOW GIRLFRIEND! It will change your life, I pinky promise!
(I will post some of my favorite parts from the book below! Those quotes alone should be enough to make you jump on Amazon or Audible right now… they’re SOOOO GOOD!)
“Someone else’s opinion of you is none of your business.”
“Comparison is the death of all joy, and the only person you need to be better than is the one you were yesterday.”
“If you’re unhappy, that’s on you.”
“Whatever is going to give you more time, more space, more freedom to find your center? Say yes please, to that!”
“You are worthy of wanting something more.”
“Embracing chaos might be the journey to finding peace.”
“Nobody will ever care about your dreams as much as you do.”
“Our words have power, but our actions shape our lives.”
“I can’t condone a world where women are emotionally abusing themselves because they don’t think they’re good enough.”
“Turns out, the most beautiful things in my life were never on my to-do list.”