#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso - Book Summary

#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso - Book Summary

Near the end of 2018, while working on a short project, I did something out of the ordinary.

I did something extremely far from what I was used to. It was worlds away from my comfort zone. My hands were sweaty, I stared at the computer screen where I prepared talking points, and I occasionally glanced out the window to a busy street out of nervousness. I tried not to stutter while we were talking about numbers.

So what did I do? What happened?

Measure Your Life with The Wheel of Life

Measure Your Life with The Wheel of Life

Money. Why 4/10?

Not many people will admit their income in such a public space, but I want to be transparent. In 2018 I made under $15,000. Now, in Canada, to be considered as a low-income earner, you must be earning less than $23,000 as a single person. But also, I was officially a full-time freelancer, securing gigs, and transitioning fields - away from the not-for-profit sector. With my low income, I managed to move out of my mom’s house, travel to South America and USA, contributing to my investment accounts, and still pay my bills. Sure, it was a struggle, sometimes I spent money unwisely, and I often had breakdowns about money, but I also know I can survive off of $15k, so when I make more it means I can thrive.

You Are The Average of the 5 People You Spend the Most Time With

You Are The Average of the 5 People You Spend the Most Time With

Think about your friend circle.
Now, think about their traits:

  • How do they treat people?

  • How do they measure success?

  • How do you feel after spending time with them?

Fall Back


"The trees are about to show us how lovely it is to let the dead things go." - anonymous

Introspection is harder than I thought.

Summer ended and BAM, fall chaos. Everyone is back to routines (such as school and work), folks start scrambling over deadlines, and the feeling of relaxation is squelched. I felt like I was a statue standing in the way of everyone else who was running around. Were you also a statue or were you an eager beaver?
To be honest, I still had a variety of projects and commitments that I couldn't let go of (my capricorn work ethic fuels this). But due to an inconsistent income stream and being mindful of how I spent my time, I was indoors a lot. I was also working through the lessons of mercury in retrograde - so my early fall days were spent meditating, crying, researching, and reflecting. I felt isolated and quite lost but I had amazing folks to help guide me and I am forever grateful for their presence. After clearing a lot of heavy and negative energy I now feel a shift towards using my heart more (instead of only using my head) and letting go of what I can't control; trusting that I will be safe and cared for by source/creator.
Now that November is here, I feel new - rejuvenated. Filled with energy to do more but with intentional patience, waiting for the universe to send me signs.