I'm always looking for new books to read, whether they're fiction, nonfiction, memoir, or a genre I've been particularly passionate about as of late: self help. Now, when I say self help I don't mean what you think I mean. I feel as though self help books have a bad reputation but they are so far from that. Anything that is along of the lines of helping you with an issue, or something inspirational, I consider self help.
So a book I recently read called When God Winks On Love may not be classified as self help, but it's in my own category. Leave Your Mark isn't self help but to me it is because it's helping me with my career. The same goes for The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up or The Happiness Project.
See? They all kind of go together.
I've really been into these books lately, over the past year, because I feel like your twenties is the perfect time to read them. They are there to guide you and offer you advice on topics you didn't even know you needed help with.
With that being said, I've really enjoyed career & "finding your way" (especially post grad) books lately. That's why when Amba Brown reached out to me and said she had written her own book (!!!!) about finding your way after graduating college
"Finding Your Path: A Guide to Life & Happiness After School" is an incredible book to help you do exactly what it sounds like: find out what you should do after graduating. We were all defined by school. For years, we were defined by our grades, our activities, studying, going to class, etc. Now all of that is gone and what are we supposed to do? Where do we go from here?
Finding Your Path is different than other books. The layout is really unique and interesting. There are inspirational quotes at the start of each chapter (which I always appreciate), charts and diagrams throughout the book to spark inspiration and helpfulness. The illustrations throughout the book make it really different and just gives a different vibe than any other book I've read of this type.
What I appreciate most is Amba's advice. She is just like us -- she was finding her way after school and it lead her to this book. She doesn't tell you to follow the traditional path, she gives you the advice you need in order to follow your own path. Whether that is a career, travel, more schooling. This book gives you the power and advice you need to do what is right for you.
I really do also enjoy how this isnt' laid out like a traditional book. There are lots of lists and bullet points, and questions throughout it. It's easy to read and I appreciate that.
Whether it's how to set goals, the importance of travel, or if you should go back to school after leaving school-- this book covers everything.
It was an easy, quick read and I think it's something that everyone in their twenties, whether you're just out of school or a few years, should read. It's helpful beyond words and I'm so thankful I stumbled upon it.
Thank you, Amba!
Head to her website to buy the book!