Thursday, September 20th, 2012

BlogHer Book Club: Daring Greatly

This is a paid review for BlogHer Book Club but the opinions expressed are my own.

This past year has been all about new things for me. I had a baby, I left my job of three years to stay home with that baby. Things have changed, to say the least. While I’m thrilled to have this time at home with my baby boy, I can’t help but wonder what’s next for me both personally and professionally. There’s a lot of fear involved. I’m questioning what I should do next. I’m questioning whether or not I’m being selfish by worrying about my needs when I have a little boy to take care of.

Enter Brene’ Brown’s new book Daring Greatly. I feel cheesy saying this, but this book could not have come to me at a better time. I was actually surprised at how many situations in my life that this book is applicable to. Friendships? Check. Parenting? Check. Putting myself out there professionally and creatively? Check and CHECK.

This, particularly has resonated with me since finishing Daring Greatly: “…if we want our children to love and accept who they are, our job is to love and accept who we are. We can’t use fear, shame, blame and judgment in our own lives if we want to raise courageous children.” More than anything, I want Henry to be strong and brave. Which means I need to get there myself first.

Do yourself a favor and buy, borrow or check out this book. I’m pretty sure you’ll like it.


Comments on this post

  1. sizzle says:

    I just bought this book on Monday for my mom! I can’t wait to read it.

    1. Erin says:

      Thank you! This sounds like just the book i need to read!
      Erin´s last blog post ..New Uses for Old Things

      1. Heather {Desperately Seeking Sanity} says:

        I totally understand how you feel! After my Bill and I got married a little over 2 years ago, it was clear that the FOUR children (I only had 2) required attention and a mom at home more. I left my corporate career girl job and became a part time church secretary. I often asked Bill what big marketing firm or television station would hire me after being a church secretary for years?

        I’m headed to pick up that book.

        But I do have a new job I’m starting in a few weeks. Not a church secretary, but the Director of Children, Teens and Families at the church across from my kids’ school. BLESSING!!!! Still part time and a mile from the house.

        Maybe I’ll never go back to marketing or TV stations, but I know there are rewarding things out there. :) Sometimes they just look different than we picture them!
        Heather {Desperately Seeking Sanity}´s last blog post ..Just Call Me Miss Daisy

        1. Janssen says:

          Wasn’t this a GREAT book? So glad you liked it too!
          Janssen´s last blog post ..Goodbye to the Twenties

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