Let me tell you why “Girl, Wash Your Face” is so important to me.
It started out when I was alone in the summer raising two very small kids. There was not much I could do on my own since I was outnumbered.
Wherever we went, there had to be some gates or something to keep from both of the kids running in two separate directions.
I was a stressed-out mom who was practically losing my mind. I wasn’t able to pour into my blog the way I wanted to and I just started to feel myself slipping into this state of depression.
In comes audiobooks. My saving grace. No lie. While the kids were watching YouTube videos and Sesame Street, I was keeping one ear plugin just to listen to audiobooks. And man, was this a game-changer.
I started listening to books to help me “get away” if you will. Books like, “The Hunger Games” and other fictions that I had been meaning to pick up.
But every time I browsed the library collection, I kept seeing this strange book cover of some lady who looked like a wet dog.
It was “Girl, Wash Your Face”. What an unusual title to have for a book. I had no idea who she was or what this book was even about. And yet, all the while, I kept feeling the need to borrow this book and “listen” to it.
Once I picked it up, I could not put the book down. Her chapters were all about different chapters in her own life. But this wasn’t a memoir per se, this was more practical. As in, there were steps you could take to help yourself. A self-help book. But also a testimony.
There was so much wrapped into this book that I felt amazed at how it was so eloquently pieced together.
By the end of listening to this book, I had shaken off those depressing urges and I was able to pick myself back up. There was a new sense of hope for me.
I can’t really explain it other than the fact that Rachel Hollis was the “keep it real” sharpshooter I needed to get my butt into gear! And because of the motivation, I found from this book, I’ve been able to wake up early, blog again, make videos, and write books.
But there is so much more to this book that I’m sure would even help you in your season too! So, in this video, I break down why “Girl Wash Your Face” is a book that you need to read if you’re trying to get your life together!
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