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The Lost Girls by Jennifer Baggett
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Feb 22, 2015

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Read from May 27 to June 03, 2010

I really liked the idea of this book: three women in their 20s who are all feeling like something is missing from their lives. And here's the kicker, they actually do something about it. They take a year off from work and leave their homes and families to travel the world. I identified with this book because as a women in her late 20s (and a woman who can't quite believe she is already in her late 20s) I understand the feeling of something being missing. For me this is a career that I love. I thought I was on track to the right career for me, but I've gotten off track and am unsure how to get back on, or even if I want to. Which leads to constant feelings of questioning myself and self-doubt but no real action, which, to get back to the book, is why I wanted to read the book. I guess I thought I might find some answers in their story. I don't think the book gave me any answers that I didn't already know, which isn't to say I didn't like their story. I think the reason why their story worked is because it was the combined story of all three women. I read the book because it gave me a sense of not being alone in this quandry about my career and, lucky for them, they each found two other women who felt the same as they did and together were able to do something about it. Maybe that old idea of T.E.A.M. (together each achieves more)that they drilled into us in school is true. At the start of their journey, I don't think any of these women would have undertaken the journey if they had to go it alone. I am going my journey alone, but for the days when I read this book, I didn't feel so alone and I'd like to think that reading their story will help me keep going on my own and actually do something.

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message 1: by Bob (new)

Bob So you need a T.E.A.M. of husbands maybe? ;-)

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