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Good Reads | The Alchemist By Paulo Coelho

Y’all! This book is eeeeeeeeeeeeverythang! It’s really inspired me to follow my calling and pay attention to the signs of life that are happening all around us. Here’s a brief Amazon description of the book: “Paulo Coelho’s masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago’s journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life’s path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.”

The story was a great reminder to myself to live in the moment and to follow my heart. Sometimes I get so caught up in the idea of perfectionism and how things are supposed to be done that I forget to just go with the flow and follow my heart. Y’all. Photography is my God given talent. But for many years I ran away from it, simply because of my fear of failure. Who could possibly fail if you don’t seriously pursue your dream? I’m finally in a place of feeling good about everything in life and photography seems to be falling in line nicely with my goals and dreams. This book has reminded me to live out my passions and purpose. To dream bigger than I’ve ever dreamed. And to remember to cherish the little moments along the way.

Definitely a book that I would recommend to others and it may actually be a few stocking stuffers this Christmas. Take a crack at and let me know what you think.



  1. Kenya Wyatt

    November 2, 2017 at 10:01 am

    I’m going to try it out!

    1. Renee Hicks

      November 2, 2017 at 10:09 am

      it’s so good! I’ve got a couple of other books coming too!

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