Finished Reading: Buy Yourself the F*cking Lilies by Tara Schuster 📚

Bit of a case of reading the right thing at the right time. I think overall I’m glad I read this. Her life is really different to mine, and so is her personality, and also so are a lot of the ways she went about fixing things. But there are similarities too: thinking that you are broken and that things will never get better, doing things to distract yourself away from you issues so that you never get to know yourself and you never get to sort your problems out. And being totally into journalling, too haha.

It was kind of reassuring to read about someone who has managed to sort herself out, and actually nice to know that it took several years, and that there were still a ton of missteps along the way. And it did end on a bit of a silly note (intentionally) but it wasn’t a sort of ‘happy ever after’ ending, she’s still single for example, but feeling a lot happier about the relationships she has with the people in her life. I hope I can get there some day.

If nothing else, reading this has given me a bit of a boost in motivation to journal. I’ve not been into it for a while, and it started picking up recently, and I think it’s been nice to have that extra little kick.