Go Ahead And Like It by Jacqueline Suskin Review
Jacqueline has compiled something special with her book, Go Ahead and Like It. It’s simple, aesthetically pleasing, to the point, and the perfect call to action for those who want to document their lives. As you read, you are taken on a journey into the philosophy of taking a moment to pause and write down things that you like. It doesn’t have to be anything big; don’t think too hard about it. If in that moment you like the color green, write it down. You don’t have to overthink writing your list of likes.
If you’re similar to me, journaling is a tedious task where you feel like you have to be thorough, wordy, and somehow meaningful in every entry. Because of that, I hardly ever crack open my notebook and write about my day/life. With this book, you can shed that entire expectation and simply write a list. If you want to go deeper, one of Jacqueline’s suggestions is to use something from your list and write about why you like it. For example, I like 3x5 cards and Taco Bell tostadas because they remind me of my mom who passed away when I was young. Whenever I’m like “Yo quiero Taco Bell,” I get a tostada, just like we always did. She made her notes on 3x5 cards, and I have an old stack of some of them that she had written on. These two things are sentimental to me, and I like them. See what just happened? When you think about and even write down your why, your list can come to life even more.
I love what Jacqueline says at the end: “Let your lists be reminder of enchantment, implements of reverie, loving missives, or healing advisors” (pg. 66). Imagine having a pile of lists that you created over time. What a wonderful, curated history it would be. This book changed my perspective on what it means to take life’s moments, and go ahead and like it.
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P.S. Someone please be proud of me for keeping a house plant alive!!