Hi bloggie friends
I have been meaning to do this post but keep putting it off. So I’m finally doing it and adding in a giveaway! This is my first giveaway in fact ….big moment for the blog !
Here’s the story: I am “paying it forward”. I’m so moved by this book that I wish I could buy a copy for everyone in the world. No joke. But since I am cannot afford that, I am giving away a copy of this book.Yay!
REALLY long story short-I’ve been pretty lost for the past year and a half. If you are my mother, sister, Michael, or one of my best friends you know this. One of the most used phrases of mine is, “I Just feel so lost!”. True story.
But friends, this story has a happy ending! I am found. Not all the way but getting closer.
Let me share- My last year of college was, well to put it mildly, really lame. I was unhappy, worried all the time and not enjoying my last year of college by doing things like going out and getting crunk. I really do regret this now. Instead, I stayed in, pulled countless all-nighters, worried about projects, grades and let this completely consume my life. I was miserable. Then, I graduated and found out I still was still “lost”. What gives! My worries turned from projects to finding the perfect job. Basically, I was a mess.
Then, I re-found my faith. And this book.
My sister gave me this book as a present. She knew everything that I had been going through as she was on my speed dial during all breakdowns .
I guess she knew I needed this book in my life. As soon as I opened it, I had my little ah-ha “moment”.
Remember when I choose a word for the year? I choose faith. I have to admit that I truly lost my faith during college. I wasn’t surrounded by people who had the same beliefs as me and honestly, I became to busy to have “time” for god. I never knew how lost I really was without my faith until I realized I was living without it.
My “ah-ha” moment went like this: I opened this book, and turned to this page. Here’s what I read,
Simple. To the point. And it spoke to me. I thought, “What if I just stopped worrying?” What if I just let my life take its course and embrace it as is?
And that’s basically when things just started making sense and “signs” started popping up all over. I read these posts and again, felt like I was meant to read them. Much like this book!
Blah Blah Blah- I could go on forever.
I’m not saying I found my dream job or that I am exactly where I want to be forever. And no I’m not going to go around being the happiest person in the world, praising god in the streets every single day. But yes, I’ve learned to let go and let god. Right now, I am right where I’m supposed to be. Everyone who is in my life is here for a reason. And I’m incredibly blessed.
I am doing this giveaway because if I can inspire or help one person, like this book did for me, then my goal is accomplished! You guys know my love for books (nerd, I know). So I thought, what better than to share this book as a giveaway?! Plus, I’m including this journal because I really believe in the power of writing. And it’s filled with happy quotes! What could be better?! Candy? I know, I think so too.
Okay my brain hurts. I wish I could grab a coffee with all of you and go more in depth but this will do for now. Even if you aren’t religious, you will get A LOT from this book. It really is that amazing!
Here’s the Giveaway rules:
1.) Share a comment if you have ever been lost, found, etc. Just give me some good, inspiring life stories people! Your favorite quote will also work.
2.) Blog about this and connect back the link
3.)Tweet tweet tweet away!
4.) Or just go buy this book and fall in love with it like I did. Then, of course, tell me about it
I’ll announce the winner on April 24th- Easter! This package most likely will include a crap load of candy in celebration of lent being over!
Enjoy your Saturday! It’s supposed to be 70 (!!!) here today! As soon as work is over, I am bringing out the bikini and laying out!