Girl, Wash Your Face

GIrl, Wash Your Face

I always like to share books that I enjoy reading, and a lot of the time they aren’t romance novels. I’m a huge fan of self-help books that have a great voice, and this is one of them.

I’ve recently gone through that faze in life where you weed out people and things that absolutely drain you of joy. I’m over 40 and I’m not getting any younger. From what I understand, a lot of people hit a point where they look back on life and say “No more.” Whether they say no more to people, or to diets, or to staying inside on a hot day because they fear a two-piece, we just hit that sweet spot where we don’t give a you-know-what anymore and throw that two-piece on and hit the beach. I’m pretty sure I hit that spot. I’m in the process of ‘weeding’ my life.

It only took me two days to read this book. I devoured it as though the author wrote it solely for me. She writes in such a way that you think she’s talking to you. I love her to death and I’ve never met her. That’s voice.

The big thread throughout the book is to quit lying to yourself. Overcome the lies you were taught to believe throughout your life. Overcome those things you took as gospel truth and let them go.

I highly recommend this book for women who are afraid of EVERYTHING. <– That’s so me. I’m afraid I’m too immature for my age. I’m afraid of wearing a bathing suit. I’m afraid I have too many cats. I’m afraid my house isn’t clean enough so I clean for at least three hours a day and literally vacuum while my Roomba is running. I’m afraid the covers I make aren’t good enough to sell so I don’t advertise them. I’m afraid the books I write suck so I over-edit them to death and postpone release dates. I’m afraid of not having enough friends so I keep to myself. I’m afraid of getting older. I’m afraid of taking a picture without a filter.

Jesus help me, I’m afraid of everything. And I self-sabotage myself until I become all the things I’m afraid of. And what exactly does the Bible say about fear?

Fear

Also, take a look at some of these when you have the time:

Anxiety

So while I’m trying for a spirit of Power and Love and of Sound Mind, this book helped me along that path. The funny thing about life? Not many people pay that much attention to you. Honestly. They’re more worried about their own fears to give you much more than a curious glance. And most of the time we’re worried about what people think and we don’t even particularly like the people we’re worried about!

Suffice to say, buy the book. It’s great.

 

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