My Current Obsessions
Erin Condren LifePlanner
I know in our tech savy society there are a million apps to help you manage your calendar. I’ve tried a lot of them. In the end, I find that I work best on paper. It is probably the creative side of my personality shining through. Give me colored pens, stickers, and multiple layouts to structure all my “things to do”. Physically crossing things off a list is the BEST feeling. (Yes, yes. Very old school of me.)
My planner of choice is Erin Condren’s LifePlanner. It provides versatility and numerous sections to plan all areas of your life. I use the monthly pages to track all our classes, practices, appointments, vacations, etc. The weekly layout pages are where I put my “To-Do” lists. I chose the the layout with multiple sections. One section for family, one for work, one for me, and the last for meal planning if I am in the mood.
The LifePlanner is small enough to toss in my laptop back when I am on the go. It lays flat making it easy to update each page. My life all in one place, full of color, and laid out just the way I like it. Click the link below to check out all the ways you can customize the LifePlanner to meet your individual needs.
All Things Jen Hatmaker
I had the amazing opportunity to be a part of the Book Launch Team for Jen Hatmaker’s newest book Fierce Free and Full of Fire: The Guide to Being Glorious You. I found Jen Hatmaker a year ago and I can not get enough of her content. She makes me laugh, cry, and really, really think. All things I need to do on a regular basis. When I read Jen’s books and listen to her podcast, it is as if she is giving me permission to be 100% real and true to myself. Motherhood is hard, be real about it. Faith is complicated, be real about it. Dreams are daunting, be real about it. In a world where everything is truncated down to a perfect social media feed, encouragement to be real is refreshing and so needed.
Please check out the links below and see for yourself. I promise you won’t be sorry!
A few more of my favorite books:
Learning in ALL forms
Since my 40th birthday, I am obsessed with learning. I guess my midlife crisis involved finding myself and my true North star.(There are worse things to obsess over.) I have a TBR list a million books long and love to fill my ears with smart people through podcasts. Some of my favorites even write books and have podcasts. How can life be sweeter?
Click the links below to check out a few of my recent discoveries. I only share content that speaks to my soul. It is my hope that it will speak to yours as well.
Books, Books, and More Books:
Love Warrior: A Memoir by Glennon Doyle
The Universal Christ by Richard Rohr
Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church by Rachel Held Evans
he Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brene Brown
Resisting Happiness by Matthew Kelly
A Few Podcasts:
Another Name for Everything – Richard Rohr
Not Your Average Runner: A Running Podcast – Jill Angie
Losing 100 pounds with Phit N Phat – Corinne Crabtree