First off, I wanted to say that I hope all of you are having a great week so far. Yesterday, I spent the day with my main squeeze enjoying some quality time. It is so hot outside right now that it is tough to do much more than hang out inside in the A/C or spend some time by the pool. One of my favorite things to do by the pool is indulge in a good book.
Speaking of good books….
I am so excited to announce that Heather from one of my favorite blogs, Through Heather’s Looking Glass has written a book.
Just from reading the description, it sounds amazing. The best part is, that it is available for pre-sale….Today!!! This means that not only are you able to pre-purchase the book today, you even receive a little bit of a discount. The book will be digitally delivered on July 20th, when the book officially launches.
Here is a little snippet for your viewing pleasure, I hope all of you enjoy!
I want to let you in on a secret. A secret that really, you probably already know, but for whatever reason choose not to believe: no one that you know has it all together.
In the age of social media and oversharing, it may appear that everyone around you is thriving while you struggle to keep your head above water. The truth of the matter is that most people are playing the “fake it till you make it” game.
The struggle comes when we feel like as average people, we have to do it all to be considered above average.
Y’all, that is EXHAUSTING.
I want you to be confident in your own skin, and wake up in the morning ready to tackle the day instead of dreading it. I want you to realize it’s ok to have a family and also have goals and dreams to chase. You can still achieve so many great things! It’s going to take some honest, hard reflection and a little bit of work, but I have faith in you, because you are awesome.
Our specific struggles may differ, but no matter what, we all face challenges.
In my own not-so-distant past, I felt as if I were drowning, and might be an average girl forever.
With a beautiful and brand new baby, I had plenty of things to celebrate and yet, I felt like a mess, inside and out. I had weight to lose after pregnancy but found myself eating all the time. My house was a disaster. I was forgetful because I never wrote anything down, and that made me feel overwhelmed with work, schedules and making sure everyone around me got taken care of.
lived this way for a while, wallowing in self-pity, and feeling isolated. I was miserable, and felt completely trapped by my circumstances.
Eventually I let go of the pity I was intentionally seeking, and decided I didn’t want to be like that anymore. Little by little, I began to make small changes. I realized that I had control over the way I felt about my circumstances, and that I could change things if I didn’t like them.
It didn’t happen overnight, but I slowly came out of the fog and saw a light at the end of the tunnel. Making one small lifestyle change at a time, I learned how to thrive in the midst of chaos.
And I don’t want to keep the secrets to myself.
If you love it as much as I do and are interested in pre-ordering, visit her landing page at: http://throughheatherslookingglass.com/average-girls-guide/
Here is what you get when you place your order:
18 chapters to inspire you to believe that you can do amazing things. I’ll share stories from my life as examples, plus everything you need to go out and live an above-average life yourself.
I can’t wait to order my copy tomorrow!