This book was a book that I never wanted to stop listening to it. When I realized I only had 33 more minutes I hesitated listening to it in hopes that it would last longer. The author touched my soul in so many different ways that I did not know a book could do. She was so open and honest. She was relatable and I felt like I personally knew her through out the entire story. Thank you for writing this book and helping me realize my full potential and showing me that I can reach a goal that I create.
Loved it. I don't consider myself a religious person. There are some religious parts to Rachel's book, but they are fairly brief and don't sound "preachy"--she just includes parts of the Bible that stood out or inspired the her. It's easy to understand her perspective and relate it to your own life. I loved how open and honest she was--ladies this book is a must read.
This book has some decent points and the author seems likable. It seems like a perfect book for privileged white women who go to church and are overwhelmed by life and children. I definitely got something out of it but it was not to my taste.
I started following Rachel about two years ago after the birth of my third child. But it was at the end of 2016 which had been a rather difficult year for me and my family but most particularly me as I was in a season of being lost.. I had lost sight of who I was. Who I was as a wife, a mother and most of all who I was to myself.. It was when I was in that season that Rachel started her new year do you morning live streams, and I happened to stumble across one as I sipped my morning coffee and scrolled through facebook as you do at 5 am (because my kids are 5 amers by nature but I however am not). That day sent me on a journey that has not been easy and not been graceful but a journey I needed. I don’t have anyone in my life to remind me. Remind me of who I am and what I’m good at, to hold up the mirror and say girl you’ve got this. So for me that’s who Rachel is and that is what this book is.. So if you don’t have anyone to hold up the mirror for you, to remind you, or to just say girl you got this or even if you do you should read this book!!
I did enjoy this book. much of the content spoke to me, woke me up, encouraged me to take control of my life and take action on my goals and dreams. My only real criticism is that there were a lot of times that I felt like I just couldn't relate, at all, or really follow along because it was so focused on being a good mother. I am not a mother and have chosen not to be one. More power to those that do! I salute you!!! If you're a mama and need some guidance and encouragement... this book is bomb!!! But for me, I got bored with the stories. Call me a terrible person... her testimony of her experiences were gripping but they didn't resonate with me... so I lost interest for a great deal of the book. However, overall I enjoyed it and will likely listen to it again, I'll just skip through the parts that don't speak to me. I loved the author's voice both physically as she read and in her story to call to action you living in your truth and speaking it too.
This book was recommended by a friend so I didn't read about it before downloading. It felt way more Christian than anything I would choose to read and for me personally that took away from the experience. That being said the authors approach to her faith and the beliefs of others was genuine and inclusive which I wholeheartedly respect. In the realm of self help or support type books this one felt a little cliche and basic but good for the right audience. I am happy to support any woman speaking her truth and hoping to empower others.