From reading to writing: my inspirations

I love reading. And that’s an understatement. πŸ€—

Since I was young, I remember collecting Marvel and DC Comic books before shifting to Stephen King and Cristopher Pike novels in my teenage years.

When I turned 30 though, I re-discovered my love for reading, this time around, with inspirational books topping my list.

I figured out that it stemmed from my very stressful quarter life crisis. I needed to save my sanity. πŸ˜… Looking back though, no regrets as these books helped me discover my #bestmeever πŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸ»

I’d like to share with you now some of the books which actually played vital roles in molding me into the person (and author!) that I am now.

Yes, even if I already have my own book, I still find time to read to further inspire myself.

Prior to getting myself a copy, I have heard so much about the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. And mind you, the raves are true!πŸ€—

Real, relatable and very inspiring stories from various people all over the world, compiled and packaged as a most-welcome treat for a tired, stressed soul, like that of mine way back!πŸ˜…

After finishing one book, I couldn’t stop myself from buying another…and another —and the list goes on. At present, I already have 14 Chicken Soup for the Soul books, and more than a thousand stories to inspire me when I am feeling under the weather.

Truth be told, if given a chance, I would love to get my story published there. Maybe someday? πŸ€—πŸ˜

The next series I got hooked on was Rhonda Byrne’s The Secret. I am a firm believer of the law of attraction and I practice it daily. This series actually helped change my perspectives in life, for the better, as it taught me to just focus on what matter and do away with any form of negativity. I can say that one of the secrets to becoming my #bestmeever is this amazing self-help read. No pun intended.πŸ˜…

And lastly, this very inspiring read from one of the people I look up to, Mr. Boy Abunda. I have always liked the way he hosted his TV talkshow simply because he speaks with much sense and conviction, a breath of fresh air in a slapstick driven content programming. That made him stood out in my dictionary: he never did try to fit in, and it totally worked for him (note to thyself!πŸ™πŸ»).So imagine how thrilled I was when I finally got myself a copy of his bestseller (#goals, guys!). Light, funny and very inspiring, his book reminded me that hey, as long as you’re alive and you have the drive, your dreams will come true. And more importantly, embracing myself whole, regardless of whatever others may say. I salute you Mr. Abunda😊 I hope someday we get to meet so I can personally give you a copy of my book as I have my copy of yours signed. Yes, fan mode on. 😊

So yeah, those are my personal picks. I hope by sharing those I have helped you guys decide the next time you visit the bookstore in search of good reads. Seriously worth every cent, I tell you. ☝🏻

Remember, reading brings you closer to experiences you never thought possible.

In my case, reading brought out the author in me. And I will always be grateful for all the titles on my shelf at home. Because now, I also have mine, on shelf.πŸ™πŸ»β€οΈπŸ˜Š

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