Thursday, September 20th, 2012
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.