Day 2 – For the Love

2447324_2699039_1440530898-2Today I am in love with Jen Hatmaker – do you know her?  I’ve just gotten to know her through her new book For The Love.  I’ve only read the first couple of chapters but can already tell that we’re gonna be great friends.

Her opening chapter talked about life being a balance beam – and on the balance beam we have the choice to pick our “tricks” – pick what drives us, what fulfills us, what matches our skills, talents, gifts etc.

But what we’ve also got to do is to start accepting that we won’t be good at everything nor are we expected to be.  That’s a lie that our society has perpetuated with social media – in particular Pinterest and Facebook.  Our minds notice this woman good at this and another good at something else and then of course we’re only seeing them on their good days, when they’ve got something great to post and we take all these women, put them together into one and make them into our ideal.

Super ridiculous I know but that’s what we’re dealing with at this place in the time continuum.

So back to the balance beam – let’s start getting rid of a trick that just isn’t me.  If you’ve followed me at all this year – I decided in January (new year’s resolution) that I was going to conquer my kitchen.  It lasted about 2 months (lol) – I’m just not a great cook and you know what – I don’t even REALLY want to be – too much cleaning up afterwards.  Now…I did learn a lot and I did build some confidence…but yeah…off the beam.

I’m sure there is more but that’s a big one that’s been on my list and on my mind and I FEEL great getting rid of it. Thanks Jen xoxox

By the way, I’m having some ladies over to my house on 10/24 to discuss the book if you’re interested…because you know what – I LOVE to read and I LOVE bookclubs and that’s something I’ll be keeping!

xoxo – DM

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Donna Matthews is a blog writer at the DJRanch where she strives to remain authentic while not taking herself too seriously. She is also the creator of Slay The Chaos (, where she writes about productivity and organization. She is a member of The Writers Guild and Write Space in Houston and is currently writing her first book.