I am so excited to share a new book with you guys today! I actually had the opportunity to read this a few months ago, as I worked with the author, Marne, to edit and polish the final product. Many of you know I do lots of editing on the side, and while I love getting to read and edit pretty much any book, it’s even better when it’s a book about empowering women – and that’s exactly what “Living Singlish: Your Life, Your Way” is about!
From the back of the book: “Embrace Singlish living and live your best life! Modern life is daunting. It’s easy to see why many young women feel overwhelmed and unprepared for making decisions about their relationships, career, family, and future. Though it’s easy to fall victim to the belief that you need someone beside you as you make important life decisions, author Marne Platt, VMD, MBA, knows that single women can not only survive – they can thrive! Like a great conversation with a good friend or older sister, Living Singlish: Your Life, Your Way will empower you to figure out who you are, what you want, and how to get it – without replying on a romantic partner.”
While the book is full of tips and tricks on how to live Singlish (from “How I got here” to “Presence and Style”, and even “Personal Finance”), I want to share some of my favorites with you:
- The Singlish Attitute – Having a Singlish attitude means taking control of your own life and taking responsibility for how much enjoyment you get out of it. Singlish women choose the life they want , and then take the steps to build it. I love this because being Singlish isn’t about whether you’re with someone or not, it’s about doing what you want, and living the life you’ve always dreamed of.
- Fun and Entertainment – This section of the book is all about venturing out to do the things you want, whether with friends, or even by yourself (love it!) – from going to the movies, a museum, or even traveling around the world! There’s also tips on entertaining at your home.
- It’s Not All Wine And Roses – This part of the book talks about how, invetably, there will be some days that won’t be as great as the others, and how to cope with them. It discusses how to deal with loneliness, how to tackle the more difficult things alone, and dealing with the sometimes awkward comments people make about Living Singlish.
Aside from all of this great advice, the book also holds tools to help you get started Living Singlish – there’s a template for a budget, and a template for planning for your first home, and there’s even a few recipes for your at-home entertaining! Who doesn’t love that?
Why wait to get started? Sitting and thinking about how scary the future is will never make you stronger. Don’t let life get ahead of you. Start living the Singlish way. Make your own decisions, create the life you want. Start now…join the Singlish world!
So, perhaps you’re interested in Living Singlish, or you know someone who could use a pep in their single steps. I absolutely love what this book stands for and I’m going to continue Living Singlish…well, forever!