“You can’t change your past but you can control its effects on your future.”
Next up in the Book Corner is “Ten Things I Wish I’d known Before I Went Out Into the Real World” by Maria Shriver. Expanded from her highly regarded commencement address given at Holy Cross College, “Ten Things I Wish I’d known Before I Went Out Into the Real World” hones in on the overarching themes Shriver touched upon in that commencement address, including the importance of following one’s passion, the strength that comes from failure, and the compromises that are inevitable in marriage and parenthood. As a long-time admirer of Maria Shriver’s work in the news and documentary fields, I was thrilled to stumble upon this book and to learn that it is among six bestselling books written by Shriver. Shriver’s intelligence, integrity, strength, and desire to help women, children, and poverty-stricken individuals is what in part attracted me to choosing this book. I’m curious to learn what ten things this accomplished women wishes she had learned before embarking on the remarkable life she has led thus far. Are there things you wish you had learned prior to having stepped out into the real world? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section.
Can’t wait to start and share my impressions of this book with you.