Words by Kenny Adaba

Hey lovelies! welcome to my first book review of 2021. For people reading my blog for the first time, Kennysbookclub is a monthly post on kennysdiary where I review a book we read together for that month.

This month choice of book was 12 RULES FOR LIFE written by Jordan B. Peterson. If you have been following my book club page on Instagram, you will notice that this is one of the books that has taken me the longest to read because it is a lengthy book and took me three months to complete. But, it was worth it.

12 Rules For Life, is a self-help/development book that covers every aspects of our lives.  

This book will not only help you find purpose, it will also help you understand the meaning of your life. When the 12 rules given in this book are correctly applied to your day to day life, you will be on the track to positively changing your life forever. 

The rules in this book will ensure you always take responsibility for yourself first and then for your immediate environment and in doing so, you will/can change the world. 

Also, if you are a religious or spiritual person, then I will recommend this book to you. Jordan Peterson has used this book to share a lot of ideas, stories and scriptures. Most of the point given are all backed up with a bible verse which I think is a good thing. 

Although, at first you might struggle to connect and understand the book, especially if you are not a religious person as it as a lot of religious preaching. 

personally, I think this is an amazing book. things are well explained and will be a great read if you are willing to get your life back in focus or to keep/get yourself moving forward towards every aspect of your life.

Kenny’s Takeaway Quote

practice sacrificing and sharing, until you become expert at it, and things will go well for you. ~ Jordan Peterson


It’s okay not to have it all figured out


It easy to get overwhelmed with the things going on in our lives and around us. There are countless things we worry about. Such as, paying our bills, getting our degrees, figuring out our careers, finding the right partner etc… it’s pretty easy to feel like everything is just too much sometimes. However, one thing you have to always keep in mind, is that you will never figure everything out and you will never always get it right!.

I always fear for the future. Like what does it hold? Am I going to get everything I set for myself ? Am I going to have the life I’ve dreamt off? I genuinely don’t know where I am going to end up and what I am going to be doing and that always scares me.

However, I’ve come to understand that it’s okay. It’s okay if I/You don’t know what to do. If you don’t want a university degree, it’s okay. If you don’t want to work as an employee, it’s okay. If you don’t want to earn minimum wages, it’s also okay. It’s okay if you do absolutely nothing productive on your days off and it’s okay if you do not get all your daily to do list done in one day.

Sometimes we need to learn to take time off, pause and catch some fresh air. We need to always remember that it’s going to be okay and we need to understand that where we are right now is exactly where we are meant to be and eventually, we are going to end up where we are supposed to be.

Kenny’s Takeaway Quote

Be gentle on/with yourself, no one has an idea what the future holds.