I first heard about Maya Angelou on an Oprah Winfrey show and then recently watched her documentary on Netflix. All this time, her book “Wouldn’t take nothing for my journey now” was sitting on my brother’s book shelf and I thought why not, let’s have a read.
I am glad I took it up. The book is raw, romantic and reminisce with beauty, boldness and bravado! There are so many motivational anecdotes that are from her real life incidents that you have to pinch yourself and say, wow, she is so courageous to be truthful not only to herself but to us, the reader.
“You will always be in fashion if you are true to yourself, and only if you are true to yourself” -Maya Angelou. How many of us can attest to that right now in this strange pandemic period?
“What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Don’t complain.” -Maya Angelou. If you want a companion in your bookshelf to refer to when times are tough and nothing is making sense, take that cup of coffee, sit back and read this amazing book. You will find an answer or a way to get past your troubles.
My favourite chapter is “Extending the Boundaries”, it is almost like I am having the very same conversation with myself. I challenge you the reader to have a read yourself and explore the inner battles we face in relationships. You may get your answer too.