Letter #1: Girl, Stop Apologizing

Dear Michele,

It is past midnight as I write this, and I should be sleeping. But I had to first write to you about this one book, which I recently picked up: Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis.

I read this title and felt as if it were written for me. If there were a contest for apologizing, I’d receive the biggest gold trophy that exists. I apologize when I spill the water. I apologize when someone else spills the water. I apologize when water falls out of the sky. You get the picture. Whether it is my fault or completely beyond my control, I have the urge to apologize.

This book, however, addresses the ways our excessive and unnecessary apologizing in daily life translates to a bigger picture. It lists the apologies we make for dreaming too big or for daring to live life according to our own vision, and it explains ways to remedy this.

When Rachel talked about excuses, that hit home, especially “I don’t have time” or “This has already been done before.”  As you might have noticed, these past few months I neglected the dreams of publishing a book and neglected our blog using those same exact excuses.

Rachel made me realize that the path to achieving anything worthy is a rugged path. Life will get hectic. Other people have done what I dream of accomplishing. But that does not mean that it is not doable, or that I cannot contribute something new.

I’d definitely recommend this book to you; I’d recommend it to any woman. As much as some self-help books can be a waste of words, this book is a fountain of motivation. I cannot wait to hear your thoughts on it.

What have you been reading recently?

Ha! This letter turned out longer than I expected, and guess what? I am not even sorry about it.

Cheers,

Ninah Nova



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