I was recently at Target, without my toddler, and had a chance to peruse the book isle. I spyed this sweet little pink book and was instantly taken with the title ” note to self”. I took it off the shelf and opened it (there is something about a crisp new book that is so outstanding). The first couple paragraphs are stunning and I really connected with the author (Connor Franta). The back of the book says ” this is an open diary. this gives my insides a voice through visuals and poetry; this is me spilled out on paper.” I mean- WOW. I really wanted to buy it, but I put it back, thinking I needed to be better about managing my money. I know-LAME.
The next day at work I told my office mate about the book. I’d been thinking about it and wanted to share it with her, as I knew she would appreciate the idea and the content of the book. She humored me, as any good friend would, and agreed that the book sounded great.
Fast forward a couple of days.
I came to work and sat down at my desk. I thought to myself, I can do this just eight more hours left…ha-ha. My office mate said to me ” I bought something for you.” Now this may seem out of the ordinary but it’s actually not. My office mate (dear friend) is the sweetest and most observant person I know. She pulled out the pink book and handed it to me. She had taken the time to look at it and buy it for me. That’s a moment I will remember forever. To feel noticed and listened to is really one of the greatest gifts.
I spent time reading, looking, and enjoying the book over the next of couple days. I wanted to tell people about it. So why not blog about it?? Exactly. Done. There is truly so much beauty and pain in this book. I enjoyed an entry about ” her peach sunglasses” (my synopsis won’t do it justice). Buy the book. I also loved this quote on page 92,
“I hope you know I still admire you
I hope you know I still desire you.”
(This made me think of my husband)
And I could go on but I won’t. If your looking for a good book to read before bed, at the beach, on your lunch break this is it. If you do end up picking it up let me know your favorite parts- I ‘d love to hear from you.
Pink Thoughts & Espresso Shots xoxo
Disclaimer-these are my own thoughts and opinions. I’m receiving no financial compensation.