I'd Rather Wear Pajamas
Chelsea Flagg, author
“Even though a butterfly could beat me up, I am strong and powerful in my own way. We are all capable of being strong. Sometimes, we’re just conditioning for it in the wrong way.” Everybody has the awesome opportunity to find their own strength and path through life. Some come about their self-discoveries through studying and working hard. Others (Chelsea) spend their time nearly burning down kitchens and driving around the country with a car full of hangers. Chelsea grew up wanting to be “strong.” She thought arguing her way through childhood and becoming a world-class attorney would get her there. But, through a series of humorous, and only slightly embarrassing events, Chelsea comes to realize that maybe her strength is meant to shine in different ways. Spoiler alert: This book is secretly going to brainwash you into home birthing your children. No, I’m not kidding.
Coloradoan Flagg is a stay-at-home mom of three daughters who once had very specific plans for her life and career; this kind-hearted though meandering memoir recounts the path she took to find her "strong" and arrive at a destination that suits her. As the middle child in a loving family, Flagg initially imagined she'd become a vet, but that option is swiftly nixed when she learns that some animals get hurt and can't be saved. Her next plan is to become a feminist, high-powered attorney, but though she "nails" the LSATs, her first entry position in a law firm leads to the realization that she'd rather wear flip flops (or pajamas) than suits to work. Her next choice is to become an event planner, a job she loves and which eventually results in her meeting her husband-to-be at a software conference that his company is hosting for clients. Chapters on choosing a pet, buying a house, planning a wedding, having a baby, and other topics follow the theme of letting life unfold organically without adhering to pre-set goals and expectations. Though hardly earth-shattering, Flagg's personal (and often amusing) observations will resonate with readers grappling with life's twists and turns, perhaps particularly young women who are forging their own unique destinies.(BookLife)