Reading: Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes

year of yes

I didn’t know about Shonda Rhimes before I picked up this book. I know I’m terrible with this whole entertainment, celebrity name game. Anyhow, going through a year of cancer treatment, I’m learning to say “yes” to uncomfortable things to learn and grow and push the boundaries further. So, it’s going to be a Year Of Yes.

However, I did watch a couple of seasons of Grey’s Anatomy, which my surgeon told me it is very accurate and whoever wrote it definitely did have medical professionals look over it.

Well, I chanced upon the book at the library as it stared back at me. The universe works in weird and wonderful ways. It’s been my Year of Yes post cancer and I am constantly still striving to live a more meaningful and grateful life.

Yes to also saying No in circumstances not good for me and saying No to toxic people.

I’ve been pain managing the last couple of weeks after my enthusiasm to plunge straight back into life working out like a healthy person (to be fair I was as fit keeping up with HIIT as normal healthy people), but my lack of range of motion post surgery decided to send my muscles into a state of perpetual pain from “pushing through the pain”.

Anyhow, enough about me. This book is hilarious, uplifting and liberating all at once. Read it.

“My happy ending is not the same as your happy ending…Everyone has their own version. We all spend our lives kicking the crap out of ourselves for not being this way or that way, not having this thing or that thing, not being like this person or that person.

For not living up to some standard we think applies across the board to all of us.

We all spend our lives trying to follow the same path, live by the same rules. I think we believe that happiness lies in following the same list of rules.
In being more like everyone else.
That? Is wrong.
There is no list of rules.

Shonda Rhimes, my new heroine. One badass wonder woman changing the world with words.

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