Secret's out. I'm a nerd and cannot ever have enough books. I span a lot of genres and have found reading to be the best way I learn. It allows me the opportunity to really think on things, go back to things and re-assess like nothing else. It also is one of my favorite ways to relax! Whether it's historical fiction, memoir, self-help or yes, even a good romance novel...I'm a book worm. Here's 5 I'm reading this summer.
Free to Focus. This is Michael Hyatt's newest book and it's timing couldn't be better. The goal in my pursuits is not to do more, in fact, it's just the opposite. I'm not a fan of the word hustle and I don't subscribe to busyness for the sake of busyness. Free to Focus is all about managing what you spend your time on, so that you're spending time on the things that are actually moving the needle in your life and business. It's a good one for any self-starting business owner.
Where the Crawdads Sing. My sister-in-law got this for me for my birthday and I keep seeing it pop up in different spots. Can't wait to read this on the plane next week.
Turtles All the Way Down. My sister got this for me for my birthday, yes you read that right. Proof that I am in fact a nerd. This is by the same author that wrote Fault in our Stars, I'm just a few pages in and can't wait to watch this mystery unfold.
Open. This is the biography of tennis great Andre Agassi. I got this for my dad a few years ago and before I gave it to him, I took the liberty of reading the first 50 pages...and now I really want to finish it. My dad loved watching tennis growing up, so Andre Agassi was a staple in our house. When the book came out, I heard about it on a couple of podcasts and knew I needed to get it for my dad. He said it was really good and given that I read the first 50 pages, I'm sure it is. I love reading biographies of people that the world has identified as 'successful.' I've found that most of the times behind that 'success' is a normal person who has overcome incredible failures, struggles and defeats.
A few others I haven't committed to, but that are on my list. Can't Hurt Me. The Road Less Stupid. Anxious for Nothing. The Hideaway. Code Girls. It's Not Supposed to be This Way.
Obviously need to narrow this list down a bit, but probably won't.
With the weekend upon us, it's time for Open Houses! Do you guys love walking houses as much as me? Good. These links are for those of you that love walking houses as much as I do or are in the beginning stages of looking for a home. Use the links below to see the list of weekend open houses going on across the Valley. If you haven't used these links before, I break each list into different cities, then they are sorted by price, so you can find what you're looking for fairly quickly. Once you find a property you want to walk, click on the 'open house' tab at the top right to see the date & time of the open house...and be sure to let me know if you find a gem!
MESA || GILBERT
Hi, I'm Amy. When I'm not scouring the valley for the perfect new house, you can usually find me in the kitchen with a gaggle of kids. Chips, salsa and a Diet Coke are usually in hand.