Book Club: Growing Boldly Part 1

Happy Monday! For those of you joining Sarah and I for our book club we are just finishing our first week of the book which means I’m sharing our first review.

Our first section of the book included the Introduction and B: Believe in Who You Are, and Whose You Are. This section includes turning down the noise of the lies we tell ourselves or choose to believe about ourselves, getting to know the real us and being comfortable having confidence in ourselves. I don’t know about you, but these are all things I regularly struggle with.

I don’t want to share too much if you haven’t read the book (or give you an easy out to feel like you don’t actually need to read it). But Emily’s books always encourage me to dig a little deeper and live more intentionally. I always find myself underlining and highlighting throughout the book, little pieces of wisdom that I want to refer back to as I try to make changes to the way I value myself and my time. So here are a few things that stood out to me:

  • “It’s entirely possible to bloom in the driest of seasons, to flourish when life feels as if it’s falling apart.” (Intro pg. viii)
  • “Becoming the women God made us to be requires the tedious, difficult work of undoing, unbecoming, and unlearning, until we are at our absolute basic selves, then rebuilding, replenishing, and refueling our minds, bodies, and souls.” (excerpt from When Less Becomes More)
  • The best part of this section was taking a little bit of time to get to know myself. Emily dedicates several pages to answering questions about yourself to help you really reflect in who you are and what you desire. Even is you aren’t reading this book I encourage you to find an “About Me” journal.

If you are reading along with us, what were your biggest take aways from this first section of the book? Feel free to leave a comment or reach out on Instagram to join Sarah and I in our chats about the book.

And if you haven’t started reading yet, there is plenty of time to catch up before our the next section review next Monday!

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