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When Caleb was a baby, I had been working full time for many years. So, you can understand how antsy I would get while sitting there and breastfeeding. I had sworn off soap operas after I had Maya, because I would become obsessed with watching them. So, I had little to do except sit there. (this was before I had a smartphone, iPad, etc) Every week, I had started taking Maya to the library story time, and one day I decided to get myself a book. So I randomly selected a book by JD Robb, called” Survivor In Death.”
From the first page of the book, I was absolutely hooked into this book. It was so, so good. And that was when I rediscovered my love for reading books. I also discovered that this was book # 20 in the series, so I went back and read every single In Death book. Needless to say, I was never bored while breastfeeding again!
This weeks book…
But I am actually not here today to talk to you about that series (although it is awesome, and you should definitely check it out). I am here to tell you about a book that I read last week ” Girl, Wash Your Face“. I had seen it in the store, but I wasn’t really sure what it was about. Then, another blogger who had just finished reading it was telling me that I had to read it. So, as soon as my Audible credit for August was ready, I bought the audio book.
This book was so good, that I went back and listened to some of the chapters already. The author, Rachel Hollis, does such a great job articulating the lies we tell ourselves all the time. She gets deeply personal, and you can actually hear the passion in her words as she reads the book. This book has really gotten me thinking about so much in my life, and has really convicted me to make some changes in my life.
Chapter 2 is a Game Changer
It is entitled, “The Lie, I’ll Start Tomorrow”. In this chapter, Rachel talks about breaking promises to yourself. It can be something as small as hitting the snooze button when you decided to wake up early the night before. Or deciding you are going to exercise 3 times a week and never doing it. She points out that by breaking promises to yourself, you train your brain that you are not to be believed. It gets easier and easier to not do the thing you told yourself you would do.
This really blew my mind, because I am the worst about really wanting to do something, but never quite getting around to it. I didn’t realize that it was having such a profound effect on my life, my ambitions, my dreams, etc, until she pointed it out in this way. It’s only been a week since I finished this book, but I have gotten up with my alarm every day this week. It’s a small change, but keeping this small promise to myself is a really good start.
I could go on for days…
Listen, I could go on and on and on about this book and the profound wisdom that Rachel has shared in it. But then, I might ruin the book for you, so I will just say: YOU NEED TO GET THIS BOOK! If you can’t afford to buy it, go to the library, and you can actually get the audiobook from the library. You can also find it on Amazon here: “Girl, Wash Your Face“.
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