A Beautiful Dream -A book review! (especially for mamas with goals other than just keeping the kids alive) - roottobloomwellness.com
Hi friends!First off, you may have noticed that my blog has changed and is now called "Root to Bloom." I've decided to take myself in the full direction of the wellness niche and incorporate my blog space into that. It's easier for me to keep things all together and since my life and main focuses go hand-in-hand anyway, it has been making a lot of sense to me. I will miss "a place to flop" but this feels right. I'm working to get a real logo made and then hopefully a website with all my offerings. Exciting, yeah? And officially it is called "Root to Bloom Wellness" and you can give me a like on Facebook if ya want and stay in the know!That's one update.The other is my due date is tomorrow (-ish 6.18-6.21 was the rough estimate) and we are still patiently awaiting the little man's arrival. And we still don't have a for sure name. YIKES. Yeah, so I'll leave it at that. Any suggestions? I have been having on and off contractions for a couple of weeks now. It's crazy. I've never experienced it quite like this before. I'm hoping everything goes well and I can have another VBAC.
I follow a writer on Instagram named Sarah Bradley who runs "Pen to Paper Creative Writing." She posted a photo of herself on Mother's day reading this new book called "A Beautiful Dream" by Jennifer Fulwiler.
It seemed right up my alley so, I too, decided I needed a copy and as soon as it arrived in my mailbox, I was hooked. I read it every night until it was finished. It is basically her story of how she juggled cultivating a bunch of kids and was able to write a book at the same time. It details her struggles, what she did to create time to write, and lots and lots of humor. Her writing style and personality really shines on the page, so for me, even though I could relate wholeheartedly to her, I also was able to giggle while reading which is always a huge plus. One of the most important things I learned from the her writing and her story is that not everything unfolds the way you want it to, but it doesn't mean that it isn't going to happen or that your opportunities are going to disappear. It may take longer and go a different direction, but you can make anything happen. I feel like I definitely get lost in the now, I tend to worry more than necessary, and really, I just need to work on being present and letting it flow. I'm a work-in-progress, but aren't we all.If you are a mama who struggles with keeping your goals or are unsure if you can maintain some individuality while being a mama, I highly recommend this book (if you have a moment to read.) It was wonderful to read someone else's experience and know that the juggling can be done. And the fact that she has a great sense of humor really helped me see the light. Fulwiler is also a devout Catholic, which is what her first book was about, and I cannot relate to that personally, but I must say that it doesn't interfere at all with her story of being a writer with goals and juggling the life of a mama (with several kids at that!)Let me know if you decide to buy/read the book. I'd love to hear your thoughts, opinions, and whether you have other recommendations.I'm gonna kick up my feet and rest, and keep waiting on this baby.Much Gratitude!