"Don’t be afraid to ask. The worst thing they can say is no! And you can’t control how others react, but you can control how you respond."
These words of wisdom come from none other than Courtney (@peachstatepages), a book-loving mama who has found solace in reading and building a community on Bookstagram. But her story doesn't just end there. From her early love for Harry Potter to her journey as a mom, Courtney has faced challenges and come out even stronger.
Becoming a mother changed everything for Courtney. She had to rediscover who she was and what she loved, while also creating a new life for her little one. But through it all, she found that reading, gardening, and baking were some of the things that brought her the most joy. And as she shared these passions with her daughter, she found even more purpose.
As a Bookstagram influencer, Courtney has been fortunate enough to not experience much negativity or criticism. However, she is always mindful of the way she reviews books and communicates with her followers. For her, it's about being honest while also respecting others' opinions and perspectives.
One of the life lessons she lives by is to focus on what you can control and let go of what you can't. And when it comes to asking for what you want, she encourages us to not be afraid. After all, the worst thing someone can say is no.
So, what book would she bring on a soul-searching backpacking trip? It's none other than her comfort read, Harry Potter. And as she disconnects from technology and immerses herself in nature, she knows that the magic of the wizarding world will keep her company.
In the end, Courtney's journey as a book-loving mama and influencer teaches us to pursue our passions, stay positive in the face of adversity, and never be afraid to ask for what we want.