“There is nothing in this world that is more beautiful than human beings who know their worth and are comfortable in their skin. Authentic confidence is when you know who you are and what you stand for. You’re unshakeable, a force to be reckoned with, and no one can take that away from you.”
Written by Alexis Jones, the book I am that girl invigorates women to pursue their passions. This book encourages individuals to hunt for their zeal, build self-confidence and self-motivation, and be “that girl”, a girl who lives fearlessly, inspires others to dream bigger and creates magic and inspiration wherever she goes.
In this book, Jones advises girls to stop striving to become a perfectionist. She insists that girls should stop worrying over not having a perfect life, the ideal body, or flawless relationships. She stresses the importance of being able to identify one's self-worth and stop letting other people draw boundaries around one's life. She encourages individuals to discover the purpose of their lives and be contented with their perfectly flawed versions.
The writer has expressed so many inspiring real-life experiences in a very relatable and engaging manner. Despite living in a garage, being hospitalized three times due to overworking, she got into her dream college and lived her life the way she always dreamt about. People always tried to bring her down, but she never gave up on her ambitions. Apart from the author herself, many women in various fields have had to live hand to mouth and toil every day just to feed themselves and their families. Yet, they inspire people around them with their perseverance and determination. This is the kind of individual the author encourages everyone to become.
Likewise, as cliched as it may sound, the book mentions how life's success is like an electrocardiogram reading. We are bound to fail and suffer at different points in our lives, but seeing through those hurdles will make us stronger than before. Life is not all about loves and roses and we all have to suffer and struggle to be better than yesterday. This book made me realize that it is okay to make mistakes and have certain moments in our life that we are so embarrassed to talk about. After all, ups and downs are parts of our lives. Remember, we fall so that we can rise again!