February Book Corner


Hello Hello! Happy Thursday! I hope you are having an awesomely amazing week. We are back with another book corner and I'm really excited about this one. I dove into The Wait by DeVon Franklin and Meagan Good, as well as My So Called Freelance Life by Michelle Goodman. As always, click the photos and links if you're interested in purchasing and reading for yourself!

The Wait by DeVon Franklin and Meagan Good

"What if what I was doing with this other wo[man] disqualified me for the full manifestation of the call that God has on my life? Would it be worth it?"

I originally picked up The Wait after one of my friends tagged me in a vid DeVon has posted on IG for promo. I was moved by the statement he was trying to get across and decided to go ahead and pre-order before it was even released.

I've heard and watched YouTube videos previously about the couple's story of celibacy, which I found especially interested due to them both being in the entertainment business. Also look at them! They are beautiful so I know it was hard whew!

Anywho, for awhile I had been dancing around the idea of pursuing celibacy until I am married but I guess I just needed an extra push. This book was it. I will go more into detail of my personal story next Thursday, but for now I want to get into the highlights of this book.

To set things straight, the book isn't solely on waiting to have sex until your married. Yes, they share their story and that is the foundation, but it also gets into how delayed gratification can help every area of your life. This includes finances, career, and even in the event you want to start your own business one day.

They each share intimate details about themselves, the story of how they met and got engaged, as well as tips for people who are interested in or currently in The Wait.

To Wait is to delay the temptation for instant gratification in relationships in order to get what you really want in life and become the person you truly want to be.

Flipping through my finished copy you will see tons of highlights and notes in the margins. It's definitely one of those book where you'll want to take away some things.

While it is an easy read and they're not trying to force anyone to choose the path of celibacy, they are sharing their story and specifically how it worked for them. From there you can decide what you want to do.

Like I said earlier, I'll get into it more next Thursday. I definitely give this book 5 Bookmarks!


My So Called Freelance Life: How to Survive and Thrive as a Creative Professional for Hire by Michelle Goodman

"What matters is that I'm doing what I've wanted to do since I was an eight-year-old in pigtails writing essays about Pocahontas and gluing together dioramas of dinosaurs--I'm making a living making stuff. You might even say I'm making tracks."

The second book I read this month was My So Called Freelance Life. I actually purchased this book back in August when I was contemplating on trying to Freelance full time. After talking with God I realize it wasn't the time and I needed to return the lab in which I then picked up my life and moved to VA (where I am currently).

I have a lot of fun and BIG things planned this year and so I felt the need to finally pick it up and give it a read.

While this book is a bit outdated because it was written in 2008, it had a lot of good insights and information to offer.

Michelle shares tips on how to land projects, how much to charge, and how to determine which projects to take on. She also gets into filing taxes as a freelancer as well as time management and organization skills. Also throughout the book she's shares TONS of resources and links!

Definitely a good book for anyone interested in one day leaving the cube and wondering how to make it work. She's also the author of The Anti 9-to-5 Guide, which also gets into the specifics of how to leave your 9-5. I've yet to pick this one up but it's definitely on my list.

I've shared my plan of not working for anyone else directly once I hit 32 and I'm determined to put in the work and learn the skills now in order to make that happen!  I give this book 4 bookmarks.

Until March...

xo vanessa.michele

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