Penny's Passion: Thinking Out Loud Thursday - August 9, 2018

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Thinking Out Loud Thursday - August 9, 2018

Hello Thinking Out Loud Thursday followers!  It seems like I was just finalizing my weekending post and we are already at Thursday this week!  Time needs to slow down a bit because I've got more things to do than I have minutes in the day.

Today I'm thinking out loud about a book I read over vacation.  Confession:  I am a very slow reader.  I recently read someone else's blog and she said she read a book a day on vacation.  For me to do that I would literally have to get up before the sun and read into the wee hours of the next morning to complete a book.  So when I tell you that I finished the book I'm about to share with you in a day and a half, you know it must be great for me to plow through it that quick.

Have you read Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be by Rachel Hollis?  It's been all over blogland since it hit the stands in February.  For whatever reason, it kept getting pushed down on my to-read list.  I decided before we left for Cancun that it was going to move to the top of the list and it would be read before we returned home.

Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be by [Hollis, Rachel]
Available HERE
The author, Rachel Hollis, is the gal behind  This is not her first book, but it is the first of her books that I have read.  Rachel seems to be one of those people that I would love to be friends with.  A girls night out with her would have to be fun!

Here's the GoodReads summary:
With wry wit and hard-earned wisdom, popular online personality and founder of founder Rachel Hollis helps readers break free from the lies keeping them from the joy-filled and exuberant life they are meant to have.
Founder of the lifestyle website and CEO of her own media company, Chic Media, Rachel Hollis has created an online fan base of hundreds of thousands of fans by sharing tips for living a better life while fearlessly revealing the messiness of her own. Now comes her highly anticipated first book featuring her signature combination of honesty, humor, and direct, no-nonsense advice.
Each chapter of Girl, Wash Your Face begins with a specific lie Hollis once believed that left her feeling overwhelmed, unworthy, or ready to give up. As a working mother, a former foster parent, and a woman who has dealt with insecurities about her body and relationships, she speaks with the insight and kindness of a BFF, helping women unpack the limiting mind-sets that destroy their self-confidence and keep them from moving forward.
From her temporary obsession with marrying Matt Damon to a daydream involving hypnotic iguanas to her son's request that she buy a necklace to "be like the other moms," Hollis holds nothing back. With unflinching faith and tenacity, Hollis spurs other women to live with passion and hustle and to awaken their slumbering goals.
Several of Rachel's quotes resonated with me.  I also firmly believe that the book would mean different things to me at different stages of my life.  In my current stage of life, I found most of it motivating and inspirational.



Rachel shares a philosophy that I firmly believe, "You, and only you, are ultimately responsible for who you become and how happy you are.".  Life is going to throw some stuff at you that is going to be hard.  You're going to have to figure out a way through it and only you can figure out things along the way that will help you manage the hard stuff and bring you joy. 

Another quote from the book that I absolutely loved was, "The precious life you've been given is like a ship navigating its way across the ocean, and you're meant to be the captain of the vessel."  How many people do you know that sit back and let life happen to them?  Take control of your life!  You have the power to steer the direction you are headed.

This book definitely made me want to sit up and pay attention to my life.  Sometimes a book like this is just what we need to give us that kick in the butt to get recharged again.  That's what Girl, Wash Your Face did for me!  If you're needing that little kick, click HERE to purchase your copy and get started reading it today!

Now it's your turn - what are you thinking out loud about today?  Link up and share!

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  1. I just got that book in the mail yesterday and I'm super excited to read it! It's also going to be my vacation read!

  2. Hi! Out from under a rock apparently because I have not yet heard of this book. And I am the slowest reader, too, so hearing that you read this so quickly motivates me to get a copy and dive in ASAP. Thanks so much for sharing. Any book about taking hold of your destiny always resonates with me <3

  3. Thanks for the review it sounds like and interesting read. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful Thursday.

  4. I loved Girl Wash Your Face! It was a super fast read for me also and I'm also a slow reader. I loved a lot of her inspiration and quotes and just her philosophy on life spoke to me. I'm so glad you enjoyed it as much as I did!

  5. I have been reading so much about this book!

  6. Woo hoo!! Glad you enjoyed reading this book and could relate to its message. And bonus, I am slow reader, too, so particularly interested that you were able to read this quickly. I have it uploaded on my Nook. Now to get started reading!