the-secret kind of hippie.
plus, you already know that i love to write down my goals, so this book was basically calling my name. the point of the book is to teach you that if you focus on what you want, it's more likely to come true. the author demonstrates this with stories from people who wrote crazy-detailed descriptions of something they needed or desired - and then they got it.
but, my favorite part is a very random chapter in which the author revealed she lived in - where else? - seattle. she dedicates a whole chapter to the importance of water in the act of writing. "being near water - one of the four elements of life - is conducive to creativity," she said. "in seattle, we are blessed with gentle rains."
if you remember, one of the reasons i'm not overly zealous about heading to the pacific northwest is the gloomy weather. but, this book seriously opened my eyes about it. that chapter made me feel like it was the reason i was supposed to read the book, to know that being there could improve my writing, i could find a job i love more than the one i have here, that seattle could be where i am meant to be.
after rereading that, i'm pretty sure i might be a seattle-level hippie. maybe i'll fit right in after all.