Scary Close

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One of my goals for this year is to read more and actually finish books.  I’m really good about starting books, but hardly ever finish them.  Nate got an advanced copy of Donald Miller’s new book Scary Close in October.  It’s been collecting dust on a bedside table and I finally decided to pick it up.  It was officially released this week, so I thought it was a good time to start.  I started reading a few chapters on Wednesday night and was finished by Thursday night.  I’m not really sure how I read it so quickly since I was taking care of the kids, doing laundry, and cleaning out cabinets.  I guess it was just one of those days where my time was extended and I was able to use it wisely.  I say all of this because I’m not going to write a long post about this book.  It’s such a quick and easy read, so I encourage you to read it for yourself.  If I can do it, you can do it.  I will mention one big takeaway from the book.  Honestly, I wasn’t sure how much I would get out of the book because it’s about Donald’s journey and my journey is completely different from his.  However, I really connected with the book, especially the stories about his wife.  I cried over one story that he shared, but I also learned a lot.  So here’s my takeaway:

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I love this so much!  This will be daily reminder to not be afraid to be myself in order to make deep connections. Again, I could write a long post and explain everything that I learn from it, but I encourage you to read it for yourself.  It has definitely changed the way that I look at my relationships and myself.

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