So I picked up this book since I looooove Felicia Day in the CW television show, Supernatural. I’ve seen interviews and read some about her and she just seems like a cool chick so I thought what the heck?
I'll just begin with this, I am pretty sure Felicia Day is my spirit animal. Or perhaps we were separated at birth? Either way, reading her memoir was like putting on my favorite worn hoodie and snuggling up in bed. It was comfortable and familiar and it was me.
I could definitely relate to the awkwardness, love of all things fantasy/sci-fi,and slight neurosis. I loved how the book was pieced together with her goofy sense of humor, candor, and anxiety laden rants.
Felicia's memoir takes us through her homeschooled childhood in good 'ol bible belt USA, to her obsessively neurotic college days (I see you 4.0 music prodigy!), all the way to the west coast to pursue her dream of acting and the integral role the gaming world played in the shaping of her life and career (don't worry you don't have to be a gamer to enjoy this read!) Felicia doesn't hold anything back and really gives us a candid glimpse into her life.
Her wit kept me laughing (yes out loud as I snuck chapters between phone calls at work) but also really touched on some serious issues like crippling depression and anxiety. As someone who works in mental health, I can really appreciate this raw honesty and commend her for shedding some light on an often taboo topic.
But perhaps my biggest personal takeaway from this memoir is that we can do this (I'm talking to you Mia!), and we can do it by just being us. Unapologetically and enthusiastically us. Jump in headfirst to our passions and see what we can create, because that's when we are our happiest, our most fulfilled. There will always be those who will try and steal our shimmer and dull our shine, but don't ever let that sidetrack you from creating or enjoying what YOU love (unless what you love is illegal in which case, uh, don't do that?) Thanks for a hysterically inspiring read Felicia, if you're ever in the area and want to craft, look me up, I'll bring the mod podge!
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