Rather than always seeking the “grand gesture” or the next “big thing,” Anne Bogel, blogger at Modern Mrs. Darcy and host of the What Should I Read Next? podcast reminds us that small and steady steps are where the magic happens.

Anne Bogel is the creator of the popular blog Modern Mrs Darcy and the podcast What Should I Read NextAnne Bogel popular book lists and reading guides have established Bogel as a tastemaker among readers, authors, and publishers. Anne lives in Louisville, Kentucky with her family. Anne is also the author of Reading People: How Seeing the World Through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything.

Nuggets of Wisdom from Anne:

“There are so many things out there that we can make and create.”

“Life moves on. Everything’s a stage. You have plenty of time.”

“This is a stage. Everything moves in stages. Nothing lasts forever, for better or for worse.”

“Something I have learned is how important timing is. That’s not just what you’re hoping to do but also when you are going to be able to do it. Life moves in stages and it won’t stay the same way forever. Things constantly change.”

“I hate it when people say: “I don’t have time!””

Some of Anne's Favorite Things:

Favorite Quote: “Emily Dickinson: ‘I dwell in impossibility.' It means excitement and enthusiasm and potential. Anything is possible.”

Personal Habit: “Walking the dog with no headphones… motion and movement and fresh air.”

Easy meal: Mexican Beef verde from Jessica Fisher’s cookbook, Not Your Mother’s Freezer Meals: Chuck roast – chili powder and oregano – salsa verde – with guac, pico, cheese…

Favorite kitchen gadget: Lemon Squeezer

Ann’s Favorite Books: You Learn by Living by Eleanor Roosevelt

Best advice received: “Don’t underestimate the importance of small steps.”

Anne's Happiness Formula:

“It’s about being peaceful, happy and light in body and spirit. And being free from anxiety of worry and understanding, love.”

“A good life is fresh, solid and free, new, vibrant, grounded, safe.”

A Challenge from Anne:

“Take a walk without your earbuds or sit on the porch without a book and think and just be.”

Resources:

Modern Mrs Darcy

What Should I Read Next?

Reading People: How Seeing the World Through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything

The Popcast with Knox & Jamie

Unputdownable: 17 books I read in 24 hours or less (because they were just that good)

Anne Bogel popular book lists

Lemon Squeezer

You Learn by Living

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