September HAS to be the month we’re most in disbelief that it “snuck up”, right? I think it’s because September has a weightiness to it — not a bad one, but change is in the air. The start of school, feeling wisps of a new season coming: it has a particular fresh-start feel to it.
And how do most new things start? By saying “yes” to them.
That’s why it was pretty perfect timing that the members of Boho Berry Book Club chose Shonda Rhimes’ Year of Yes: How to Dance it Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person as our pick for September!
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You may know Shonda’s name from her job completely dominating Thursday night TV as the producer and writer of Grey’s Anatomy (a Kara Benz favorite!), Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder, among others. She’s also the creator of Shondaland.com, a lifestyle site that prioritizes self-care, inclusivity and activism. So it would seem like she’s well-versed in going for it and saying “yes” to things, right?
Not exactly. Shonda reached a turning point when her sister pointed out that she “says no to everything,” a knee-jerk reaction the overwhelm of all her projects, and Shonda decided to set out a challenge for herself. For the next year, she would say yes to every opportunity that came her way.
Can you imagine doing the same? Does the idea of it sound freeing, exhausting, maybe both? Live vicariously through Shonda Rhimes and learn from her experience while reading alongside a ton of awesome people in our Facebook group for the September round of the Boho Berry Book Club!
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Kristen Rogers Anderson (@chillinkristen) co-hosts the podcast Guide to the Unknown (gttupod.com), where she and her brother Will Rogers talk about mysteries, the paranormal, urban legends and folklore, but ya know, keep it light. She works as an assistant for Kara Benz and probably packed those Boho Berry stickers in your journal.
Kristen also teaches restorative yoga — basically an assisted nap — and has a major thing for Bravo programming. She loves being outside with her dog, Crumbs, eating good food in restaurants or crappy food in front of the TV with her chef husband, Ryan, and cracking up with her very, very loved friends and family.