Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Me Project - Book Review

I received "The Me Project" by Kathi Lipp from Harvest House Publishers to review.  After reading a little about this book, I was excited to be able to read it for myself!  Kathi Lipp is a conference and retreat speaker, who has also written "The Husband Project" and "The Marriage Project."  After reading "The Me Project," I really want to read these other two books!

A little about "The Me Project: 21 Days to Living the Life You've Always Wanted" by Kathi Lipp
"The Me Project" gives you creative, but doable steps every day to help you begin to live out the dreams that God has given you.  Don't worry - this isn't a bland instruction book!  Kathi adds in her own stories and humor throughout the book to keep you entertained and motivated.  She helps you learn to set aside time from your busy schedule to be yourself and accomplish your dreams.  Many moms feel that they can no longer have dreams of their own because they need to help their children accomplish theirs - Kathi is here to help you learn how this way of thinking doesn't really work.  You need to have dreams, and you need to work toward accomplishing them!

In "The Me Project: 21 Days to Living the Life You've Always Wanted" you will learn how to:
- discover the plan God has for your life
- connect with a group of like-minded women ready to make their goals a priority
- change your attitude toward roles in life

My Review
I enjoyed this book a lot, but I think it will take me more than 21 days to accomplish all that is in this book!  I have always had a "plan" for my life for as long as I can remember, but I always make small plans so that I knw I can accomplish them.  I have never really made any huge goals to accomplish (aside from graduating college and getting married, which turned out to be easy thanks to prayer haha).  "The Me Project" has several short chapters, the first section of chapters focuses on creating your goal list, how to get started, and finding an accountability group - these are the basics, but are VERY important to staying on track!  After the first section, you get to the activities!  There are 3 weeks of projects to do (one each day).  These activities are simple, but very helpful.  Example - one of the activities is embracing your past.  You have to write down one mistake from the past and the lessons you learned from it.

I think this book is very helpful for anyone, but especially for those moms who have gotten so lost in the lives of their families that they forgot their own dreams.  Now, I'm not saying those moms should run away or ignore their families, but it can be very helpful to get back out there and "find" yourself again!  I know after Sydney was born and I started staying home with her, I got wrapped up in her life and forgot all of the things I loved to do.  I've since joined storytime, made new friends at church, and started this blog! 

**This book was received from Harvest House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.  No other compensation was received.**
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