January 2018...Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living By: Shauna Niequist
I know I haven’t posted a reader's digest in a long time, so much has happened in the course of six months. A month and a half ago, I was feeling so defected). The beginning of December after laying my brother to rest and all the madness surrounding me subsided, but I still felt like I was on auto cruise. One particular afternoon I had an hour or so to myself. So, I plopped down on my couch from exhaustion. I could have taken a nap, but instead, I turned on the TV and decided, to watch Oprah SuperSoul Sessions (Side note, when you're trying to get your life together Oprah Network never fails you). I had five episodes recorded on my DVR so, I randomly selected one of the sessions. The one session I happen to select was the interview on Shauna Niequist. I don’t know why this was the episodes I picked, but it was. I do feel like the universe sends you exactly what you would need without you asking for it sometimes.
Niequist’s old way of living involved a lot of “fake-resting”—doing housework in pajamas while her family relaxed on the couch—and traveling to promote her books. She did more than 100 events to promote Cold Tangerines, and 50 in connection with the follow-up Bittersweet. “The traveling and speaking weren’t good-hard,” she said. “It was bad-hard. She had to get to a point where she said, ‘That’s not the kind of career I want.’”
This was taken from Shauna Niequist website
Between juggling mother-hood, being a wife, working part-time and let’s not forget the nick nacks in between can definitely become overwhelming and the majority of the times all I want to do is stop, breathe, and LIVE!!! I felt like reading this book would be an eye-opener to a life that is more lightly, freely, courageously and I want to live a more joyful and brighter life. I want to live life, not let life live me.
I'm vowing to take time for myself and doing so I am going to read and enlighten my mind. You can you purchase Shauna Niequist book by clicking on the book below. Happy Reading!!!
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