I must say, this book helped me understand some things about myself and my light that I probably was holding back. I finished it in a day.
“Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.”
―Sir Francis Bacon
"I figured out what makes me happy and I do those things." I'm a single mom who works, goes to school full-time and gives everything to being a mom. I've learned that I need to make time for myself and the things I love. Some may not know, but I love to write. I struggle with the consistency of it all but when I'm in that mode, I can get it done. As Rachel says, do things that feed your spirit. Rachel Hollis is very relatable for many women. Her foster parent and adoption journey in particular is one that many women go through. Working in a middle school has shown me that so many of our kids are in the system. The parents who choose to foster take on an emotional journey that can have so many ups and downs. A coworker of mine recently became a foster parent. She is looking to adopt. I've seen her heart happy and I've seen her heart break. But it is honestly a journey that you can't understand unless you truly go through it, so I praise you. One of the things that I was unsure of is her view on body image. "I also believe humans were not made to be out of shape or severely overweight." I don't think a person is bad because they are overweight. Some struggle with things on the inside that attributes to weight gain. I am not going to tell someone that they look unhealthy because society has done that enough. What I am going to say is that when God made us, he made us in his image. He did not make us to be perfection. I weigh 125 lbs. and I struggle to exercise and eat healthy. It's something that I've dealt with all my life. I've gone from a size 11, 9, 7, 5, 4 back to a 7. Do I hate myself for it? Absolutely not. I know that I am trying to do better and that's all I could ask for. I absolutely agree with her that your weight does not define you. Just take care of yourself no matter what. Aside from this, I believe that Rachel Hollis wants you to have a positive outlook on life. Know your worth and stick with it. Don't let anyone tell you who you are or what you should be. Living to other peoples standards becomes exhausting. Get back to who you are.