What's good guys?
So, we're 5 days in, but, welcome to my birthday month! On the 18th your girl turns 28 (smfh, 28 sounds mad old), and I'm so grateful for my life and the journey that lies ahead.
If you listened to the first episode of YDGLTM this season, I talked about figuring out that I had Postpartum Depression (update: so it's actually Postpartum Anxiety, which I didn't know existed until about a week ago, but I'll elaborate on that another time), and the things I started doing to get my mind off of all those negative thoughts I was having. One of those things was/is reading books. I used to be the wild bookworm growing up, and I don't know what happened to me and my relationship with books prior to having Sensei, but now that bitch is back and stronger than ever.
Shoutout to my mans Steff and Tan for suggesting reading when I didn't know what else to do. Love them forever.
Talking about my homie Steff, the other day we were texting about the books we've been reading, what to read next, and she said, "Reading list are important my g. You gotta do the stoner mom reading list for your site." So, let the record show that this was Steff's idea. I changed the name to Mary Moms because there are assholes that will focus more on the word stoner and completely miss the point of what we're trying to do here. Which is to show that there are a lot of people out here (myself included, obvi) that live very productive live with bud in the mix.
Although Steff has stripped herself from all things concerning the internet, we will be collaborating on monthly lists to bring to you guys. Also, I want to note that you don't have to smoke bud and have kids, smoke bud sans kids, or even have kids to want to read the books off this list. There's no sign up list, and no we won't be sending anybody books to read. You're gonna have to go out and cop these books yourself. I will suggest copping that Amazon Fire tablet for $50 off Amazon and rocking out with that, but I'll be providing links to buy these books as well.
Iight, let's get it started:
Still reading, but so fire. I never pushed myself to be better than what I was already because I had such an arrogant mindset about my skillset. As long as I did enough to still be considered good, I was fine. That whole mindset is a dub now. Also, I fucking love Malcolm Gladwell. Smart ass nigga.
Super new book. Haven't read this one yet, but I watched Questlove on Fallon and how he explained his book was that in the Outliers by Malcom Gladwell, it states that to master whatever it is that you have a passion for takes about 10,000 hours. So, within that same concept, this book is about what mastering creativity looks like to Questlove. I'm excited to read this cause he's another smart ass nigga. I'm trying to learn.
"Children of the matrix was pretty great. It’s 70% conspiracy but I know a lot of people would like it."
"It basically simplified the science of the universe. I'm tight I'm not a rocket scientist now. I dead wanna fight [my] moms. She should've pushed me harder academically. If I knew science was this cool I would've paid attention.
Magic of reality is an important read cause a lot of these niggas is stupid out here and they can learn more than one thing from that book.
Go tell niggas to put the Xanax down for a few hours and go educate themselves through reading."
Purchase this book here.
And last but not least:
"This books is fire. Hands down. The respect for Gucci is through the roof now after this read.
There's no excuse for why you're not where you want to be" - Me
"It was inspiring as fuck. That's all I can say without throwing in spoilers.
The part where he gave the Migos chains off his neck and they threw out their fake shit was amazing." - Steff
Purchase this book here.
I hope there's at least one book on this list you haven't read yet. Also, there may be more than 5 books to choose from in the months to come. Let's see what happens. I have to literally schedule time to read, just to give a you glimpse of my life. Other than that, have a beautiful weekend!