Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wednesday Wish List No. 20

It is no secret that I am ready to be done (stick a fork in it, done) with college. I am in the home stretch of my very belated college education and I am on track to graduate in 2017.  That sounds so far away, but considering the 5 1/2 years I have already put in, this is the fourth quarter, baby!

Working full-time and getting an education is no joke. I am, however, so grateful for the CBU OPS program that is allowing me to get my degree online.

Plain and simple: don't be a dummy and skip college.  I had "good" reasons for not going straight out of high school, but in hindsight I was just young and stubborn with no real idea how the world would work ten years later.

I am already planning what I will do once I graduate and how I will use the "extra" hours I get back in my day.  There will be new recipes to try, scrapbooks to catch up on (woah there, half-finished 2008 book) and reading.  So much reading!!!

Now, part of me hopes I can take an extended, very needed, and lovely break from a ton of reading but the other part of me can't wait to read for FUN again.

The last book I read that wasn't school related was the Twilight series in 2009 - coincidentally, I finished Breaking Dawnthe last week of my first class at RCC. I was 25, had just started a new job/career, and was embarking on a wild and crazy journey in education.

Here is what I am dying to read (in no particular order):

Blog Life - The girls at A Beautiful Mess are so inspiring and encouraging. This e-course looks like it is chock-full of wonderful ideas, tips and most of all, FUN!

#GIRLBOSS- This sounds like such a fun read and an exciting tale of how to build an empire.

Homemakers: A Domestic Handbook for a New Generation- I discovered Brit Morin on a blog nearly 4 years ago (when her tech-inspired wedding was featured). She is creative and classy and pretty business savvy. -- bet you didn't know I was a closet rap artist.

Crazy Sexy Diet- Kris Carr has an amazing story of survival and such a positive outlook on life. Maybe I could afford to learn a thing or two while enjoying her writing.

Your Beautiful Life - Karen is my newest blogger friend who lives in Australia and she has an e-book available for free when you sign up for her newsletter. She is a talented lady who decorates her home beautifully and I am excited to read the e-book. (YOU should go get a free copy for yourself while you're thinking about it).

Yes Please- I love me some laughs and, from what I hear, Amy Poehler's new book doesn't disappoint.

I don't want to jinx myself... but I am hoping I can complete my homework by Friday and then have all day Saturday to curl up and read at least one of these books. A book, some cocoa and left over pie. What more could a girl want???

I hope you're off to have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones. Remember: it is the one day of the year when wearing elastic waist pants is totally acceptable.

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  1. You have a great list, it'd be so fun to read Blog Life!

  2. My book wish list is crazy long. And I really want a copy of Yes Please too!!

  3. Blog Life for sure! I loved going through that course!

  4. #GIRLBOSS is also on my list! These look like good reads :)

  5. Can you BELIEVE that I purchased Blog Life this summer and still haven't finished it? It is on my to-do list for Christmas break! It's so great, and I highly recommend it.

  6. Yes Please is definitely on my list. I can't wait to dive in!

  7. I hear it is really entertaining and fun.

  8. I will tell you a secret - I have bloglife and haven't been able to find the time to read through it either! I skimmed the whole thing, but need to go through and ACTUALLY read it. :)

  9. I loved your review of it too, Samantha!

  10. After I posted this I thought of three more to add... I guess it is a good problem to have. LOL

  11. Thanks Allison. Have you read the review on Elah Tree? It sounds amazing.

  12. Yes, I have read @Samantha@Elah Tree 's amazing review! She makes it sound like an incredible course!

  13. I want to read blog life too. I am always looking for something to take this blog to the next level.