Girl, Stop Apologizing | Week One

Girl, Stop Apologizing | Week One

Hello to those old and new! I hope you are all having a lovely morning. I hope everyone has their book ready because today is day one of reading Girl, stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis. 

A few things I like to do along the way while I read is simply underline, or circle anything that catches my eye. I also transfer quotes on to a blank journal that I keep nearby to go back and reread when I need a little inspiration.

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Week One | Reading Schedule

+ Wednesday 3/ 6

Introduction: What if . . . . XI

+ Thursday 3/7

  • Part I: EXCUSES TO LET GO OF
  • Excuse 1: That’s Now What Other Women Do . . . 3

+ Friday 3/8

  • Excuse 2: I’m Not a Goal – Oriented Person . . . 16
  • Excuse 3: I Don’t Have Time . . . 20

+Saturday 3/9

  • Excuse 4: I’m Not Enough to Succeed . . . 29

+ Sunday 3/10

  • Excuse 5: I Can’t Pursue My Dreams and Still Be a Good Mother . . . 41

January Book Club

January Book Club

Hey Mama, Hey! Happy New Year! My intentions for this new fresh year is to wake up with a purpose, a goal and to really master the art slow living. To wake up and simply try my hardest to live a joyful life. The truth is, you and only you are ultimately responsible for who you become and how happy you can be. I had a hard time selecting the first book of the year for our book club but for some reason, this little gem would pop up everywhere I would go, so here we go!

2019 Book Selections:

January | Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

Welcome to the book club. I am going to keep it pretty simple and basic, we will read one book per month starting January 2019, and new readers will only be added at the beginning of each month so I only update the list once.

A few things I like to do along the way while I read is simply underline, or circle anything that catches my eye. I also transfer quotes on to a blank journal that I keep nearby to go back and reread when I need a little inspiration.

I will send out two newsletters and we will have one open discussion here on my site on the last weekday of the end of the month to wrap up our book and introduce the next book selections, both through a blog post, it’s not mandatory to attend. If that doesn’t work, you can simply just read along and jump into any discussions the following month or whenever you are available to join, no problem. I will provide a weekly reading schedule you can use to stay on track, or you can simply read at your own pace.

F.A.Q What to do if you don’t care for the book we are reading? Well, you’ve got two options, Read it anyway. Chances are, you will learn something you didn’t know before or skip it and join us later. Get your book and journal ready, we begin reading Monday, January 7th, 2019. Check your local library to borrow your free copy.

Here are some two of my favorite journals:

with care,

Donna

December Book Club| Present Over Perfect

December Book Club| Present Over Perfect

Present over Perfect: Living Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living By Shauna Niequist 

“Present is living with your feet firmly grounded in reality, pale and uncertain as it may seem. Present is choosing to believe that your own life is worth investing deeply in, instead of waiting for some rare miracle or fairytale. Present means we understand that the here and now is sacred, sacramental, threaded through with divinity even in its plainness. Especially in its plainness.”

“I don’t want to get to the end of my life and look back and realize that the best thing about me was I was organized.”

This is just but one of the many wonderful phrases in this book. The author talks about the things that drag people down and back, leading to a busy, frenzied life with lots of motion and activity on the outside, but a grueling emptiness on the inside.

This book is an invitation to remake our life. Maybe we feel disconnected from our soul and the people we care about. Maybe our life is full, and have lost our balance. Niequist dares us to be present over pretending to be perfect, to allow others to love us in all our imperfection.

This stunning book leads the reader on a journey of seeing grace, joy and to simply slow down. She encourages us to lay down our burdens in exchange for a life of simplicity, both physically and spiritually. Have your highlighter, pen, and journal ready as you read!

with care,

Donna

The Book Club

Hello, Readers! Welcome to the book club. I am going to keep it pretty simple and basic, we will read one book per month, and new readers will only be added at the beginning of each month. We will have an open discussion here on my blog at the end of each month, it’s not mandatory to attend. If that doesn’t work, you can simply just read along and jump into any discussions the following month or whenever you are available to join, no problem.

We will begin in October reading:

Only Love Today: Reminders to Breathe More, Stress Less, and Choose Love

 

“It is not always possible for me to choose love in the midst of challenging situations, but I can definitely try to soften—soften my voice, my touch, my opinion, and my timetable.”
― Rachel Macy Stafford, Only Love Today

This book is so magical and I truly believe everyone needs to read it. Rachel truly has a gift of storytelling, this book will not disappoint you I promise.

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Get to know the Author: Rachel Macy Stafford

“I want to make memories, not to-do lists. I want to feel the squeeze of loving arms, not the pressure of over-commitment. I want to get lost in conversation with my favorite people, not consumed in a sea of unimportant emails. I want to be overwhelmed by sunsets that give me hope, not by overloaded agendas that steal my joy. I want the noise of my life to be a mixture of laughter & gratitude, not the intrusive buzz of mobile phones & text messages. I’m letting go of distraction, perfection, & pressure to grasp what really matters.” – Rachel’s very own words.

So head on over to your nearest library or purchase your very own copy, whatever works best for you. I bought my hard copy at Target. Grab a blank notebook, or journal and something to write with. A few things I do along the way while I am reading is I underline, or circle anything that catches my eye. I also transfer quotes on to a blank journal that I keep nearby to go back and reread when I need a little inspiration.