Mom Life

Everything Rachel Hollis

Good evening! The sun was shining but I’m seeing that snow again…I am oh so ready for some warm temps, as I am sure many of you are!

I had a friend this winter suggest a new author to me and so I headed to the library, but later that day I knew I wanted this book in my collection! It was inspiring, to say the least! so I ordered from my Amazon Prime and couldn’t receive it fast enough!

If I had to choose 3 words to describe this book, they would be: honest, inspirational, and Funny!

She was so relatable but encouraging at the same time. I needed so much that was in this book-especially working on not comparing myself to others, being the BEST me! God only created one of me so I need to be the best me ❀️ not the best Dawn, Kelly, Candy, etc. etc. etc. but ME! Christy!

It also really made me think about my goals and why/how I can work on achieving them! I don’t know about you but having kids, job, marriage, etc. I kind of lost sight of my goals πŸ˜• so it felt good to focus on me and what I want for a little while πŸ€”

Here are a few quotes from the book that really hit home for me:

  • “YOU, and only you, are ultimately responsible for who you become and how happy you are “
  • “Recognizing the lies we’ve come to accept about ourselves is the key to growing into a better version of ourselves”
  • “stop allowing your fear of getting it wrong to color every beautiful thing you’re doing right”

One other quick note about this book that I like, I love how she (Rachel Hollis) gives us what worked for her/how she met her goals, at the end of each chapter. it gives a realization and connection because then I really felt, “wow she’s really BEEN THERE!”

So anyways, I highly recommend picking this one up today! And here’s how:

They offer it for the Kindle, Audio, soft and hardcover. The pic below will bring you to the hardcover option for only $13. 29. If you have Prime and order today, you could be reading it by Wednesday night! But seriously, its a good buy!

” Stop believing the lies about who you are so you can become who you were meant to be” Rachel Hollis

And get this! Her next book comes out TOMORROW! πŸ‘ŠπŸ»πŸ₯³

I truly hope you enjoy and are blessed reading this book!



Mom Life

New Year and New Goals 2019

Happy New Year friends! I hope you all had a blessed Christmas and New Years!

So last year I made some pretty big goals, well not all big goals but just a lot of goals. Now looking back, I probably shouldn’t have made such high expectations. Even though I wanted to accomplish them all, of course, but I didn’t quite make it and that’s okay! I’ll keep trying πŸ™‚ However, I did reach a few of them and I provided some thoughts below.

Below are my goals from last year and where I ended up:

My ultimate New Year Goals (2018):

  • Drink more water –  start with an additional 24 oz a day πŸ‘πŸ»>>> got this one! I continue to try to drink more and more, it helps when I have a water bottle always in my car and by my bed, for me this helps.
  • Exercise – move around more. A few times a day, Get up and go for a quick walk through the halls at work. πŸ‘ŽπŸ»>>>Since I work at home now, I probably move less :/ NEED to continue to work on this!
  • Expose more people to Norwex (aka – sell more Norwex  ) πŸ‘ŽπŸ»
  • Try 1 New recipe a month πŸ‘πŸ»
  • Get to work on time, actually a few minutes before I’m expectedπŸ‘πŸ» >>>Since I work at Home, this is something I have accomplished πŸ˜‰
  • Get the house more organized – focus on basement first; starting with the kids school work and putting in their files/boxes. πŸ‘ŽπŸ»
  • Become more efficient (kind of goes hand in hand with #3) because my house will be so organized, I’ll be more efficient πŸ‘ŽπŸ»
  • Read devotions or be in His Word every day >>> Goal for 2019! This is my TOP priority!πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
  • Have a prayer list and truly pray for those that are on it (I always say I’ll pray for you and I want to remember to do it!) Create a list on my phone (for on the go) and then later write in my notebook at home. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘ŽπŸ»>>> I started this and completed it for a few months, but then honestly my list got so long so fast, I became overwhelmed.
  • Learn more about anxiety and how my husband and I can best support our daughter and how to care for the whole family through this. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘ŽπŸ»>>> no real updates on this either. We have figured that “home time” is very important to her and that our whole family being together is important to her and our other 2 kiddos as well, so this is something we are more aware of.

First and foremost, my top goal is to read devotions every day! Actually, this so important to me, that right now, its my only goal! I have to put God first in my life and I don’t honestly know if I do that EVERY single day and I feel like that’s not right. I want my children to be in God’s word, I need be an example for them too.

This what I’m starting with: