Title: What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20
Author: Tina Seelig
If you are going to ask me who is my new favorite author now, it would be Tina Seelig. I read the first 30 pages of this book in about 20 minutes and I knew by then, I won’t be putting this book until I finish it.
I love her writing style. Simple yet very educational. I felt like she is actually doing a lecture as I read it.
Her simplicity in presenting the ideas makes the reader think her school activities were so easy. Where in fact, I know, if I had been in her class, I would definitely flunk her subject.
Her school assignments were kick-ass and needs to be attacked boldly and fiercely.
I love her way of teaching her students which I think is not the conventional way.
She squeezes her student’s abilities and she let them learn on their own.
She leaves them thought provoking activities that in the end, students will learn from themselves and not from what the teachers says.
This book is good physical evidence of this proverb:
“Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; show him how to catch fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.”
For the first time, I felt happy about my career path, about the course that I took and made me realize I am on the right track. I had been struggling with why I love to do a lot of things aside from being a nurse. This book gave me the confidence that I am being a stubborn child that made a lot of mistakes in the past yet, is learning a lot from it and will never be scared to commit a lot of mistakes and fail in the future.
For the first time, I found someone that can understand this adventurous feeling that I have and I love how this book made me feel better and gave me a different perspective about life.
It fuels up the fire in me to pursue what I want in my life. Whether it be approved by others or not. This book taught me to keep going and never mind those people who will try to put me down.
The next time someone mocks me of what I do, at the back of my mind, I’ll just laugh at them because they don’t have the wisdom that this book had taught me.
It’s worth reading.