Welcome to Story of a Lily!

I’m Lily, and I often start sentences with “I read somewhere that…”

Ma quando a Roma... Story of a Lily

Reading at the Fontana di Trevi, in Rome, 2017

I have not been without a book since I learned to read. For the longest time, I read all sorts of literature: classics, mysteries, chick lit, thrillers, romance, historical fiction, fantasy (not too keen on the sci-fi but open to recommendations). In recent years, I had an epiphany: I didn’t want to read about someone else’s journey to bettering their lives anymore. I wanted to improve my life.

The last few years have been filled with books on personal finance and psychology and health and spirituality. I would discuss these topics with like-minded people, and got recommendations on other books to read. I was in heaven. But, at some point, I realized I was merely amassing knowledge. I didn’t apply any of the things I learned. I was still essentially reading about someone else’s (in this case, my imaginary future self’s) journey to bettering their lives!

Despite that realization, I have been slow to apply the knowledge I learn. Old habits die hard, right? But every day is a new day, and every day I try harder. I started this blog at the beginning of the year to share the things I learn, and hold myself accountable to applying the knowledge.

Are you the same? Do you also get lost in all the information available? Are you also trying to improve your life? Come join me as I navigate my way through the different life philosophies of modern day, on my lifelong journey to learning how to live my best life.

This is the Story of a Lily; you’re just in time for the next chapter!