It was last fall, and my husband and I had returned to our college for our 15th reunion. The first reunion we have attended.
I have read shockingly little given my age, but I have loved books for quite sometime. (I was no bookworm as a child, but in my later years fell in love with books and the idea of reading them. Then they sat, but I digress. And I’m reading much more now…) So, I happily spent time in the college bookstore perusing the titles chosen as textbooks from so many different genre’s, about so many different topics.
Then, this book caught my eye: How To Be Everything: A guide for those who (still) don’t know what they want to be when they grow up, by Emilie Wapnick.
As someone who has had trouble deciding on ‘the’ single career, or single job that would carry me to retirement, this book was very appealing.
And it did not disappoint!!!
For anyone who:
- Isn’t sure what one job you want
- Likes to do many things at once
- Has a side hustle or wants one
- Doesn’t want to be tied to a single job forever but is confused by society’s seeming view that this is the answer
This book is for you!
I read it at a time when I had things ‘figured out’ and had become more accepting of my desire to be all the things. Nonetheless, to read about others who feel this way was tremendously comforting. Emilie talks about different models of people who don’t have just one career, which offers insight and ideas, and, again, comfort knowing I’m not alone!
Hopefully this will help someone out there, or you can get it for someone who might enjoy reading it. Also, I am happy to give away my copy – let me know if you want to read it.