Have you ever regretted taking the paths you’ve taken? Like, when you think about your past, you begin to imagine what kind of life will you have right now. Would you be successful or fail? Would you be happily married, divorced, widowed, or still single? Would you have become a doctor, teacher, regular employee, or jobless? Do you believe in a parallel universe? Have you ever thought about going on a loop and living in a different time and setting?
I asked these questions because of the book that I’ve read for the last two months. It took me some time to finish it because I had so many excuses. And the feeling when reading with a physical book than using your phone or tablet is different. The book called “The Midnight Library” by Matt Haig. I don’t want to spoil you so I’ll try my best not to give too many details about it.
The book is about a girl named Nora Seed who is going through hardship in life. She loses her job, her cat died and she blames all the people around her for all these miseries. She got trapped in some kind of dream where she needs to make a decision, and be in different scenarios. See what should’ve been the kind of life she has if she chooses a different path or decision. Some are good, some aren’t. So many regrets, achievements, and decisions she wished she considered before.
Just like a roller coaster ride, every book she got into has twists, ups, and downs. Every time she goes back to the library, she realizes more and more that life isn’t always perfect. That it’s not what we always see but how we see it. Life isn’t that difficult to live in as long as we feel the love in our hearts.
I would recommend this book to people who are feeling lost and still figuring out what is your purpose in life, like me. I sometimes feel that I have to rush in life. You know, make money, have kids, get married. Do things that normal adults should do but while and after reading this book, my mindset changed for the better. I realized that life shouldn’t take too seriously. It should be enjoyed. And that whatever we might be worried about in the present might not be that valuable in the future.
Thank you so much for reading!