Loving the Person You Are Today: This is Me by Chrissy Metz

“Are you on a plane? In a library? Oh no, is everyone looking at you? Good. Get used to it. You’re worthy of time, attention, and love. It might not be easy to accept it right now, but at as if it is. And soon, it will be.”

As I’ve said previously, I don’t need more reasons to love Chrissy Metz–and yet, HERE WE ARE 😭

This book is an intimate memoir that simultaneously serves as a self-help book. Others might disagree with that sentiment, but I found it helpful in so many ways. Chrissy’s voice is gentle, quirky, but at the same time very no-nonsense. Reading it felt like talking with an older sister, someone with years of wisdom and confidence beyond my own–telling me how to get my shit together in the most loving way possible lol.

Throughout the book Chrissy discusses her childhood, family life, and outlines traumatic events that have shaped her into the force  she is today. She touches on abuse, divorce, her struggles with weight and self-identity, all of it. Her journey from Gainesville, FL to LA is (for lack of a better word) INSPIRING. As she tells her story she actively engages with you (the reader), pushing you to reflect on your own hopes and dreams.

She frames issues in such a way that you’re forced to be vulnerable with her, and think about if you’re currently where you want to be in life. I really had to sit back and marinate on my own dreams while reading. What dreams have I let wither and die? What dreams are still tiny buds waiting to bloom? What’s holding me back from chasing them? Is it myself? How I worry about other people judging me?

I’m at such a rough place in my life right now, one where I’ve been starving creatively–in a sort of limbo trying to figure out the next few steps in my life. Chrissy’s words were a refreshing wave of positivity, a loving reminder that it’s never too late to ask the Universe for what I want.

On that note: If you’re on your journey, wherever that may be, I speak life onto you my friend 🙂 Pursue what you love. Prepare yourself for opportunities that have yet to come, and when they do, Go big or GO HOME! xoxo

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If you like memoirs or are in need of some inspiration, pick this up 🙂

With Love, 

Toria

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