Thursday, January 26, 2017

Chasing Slow by Erin Lochner


Chasing Slow by Erin Lochner
You’re here, but you want to be there. So you spend your life narrowing this divide, and you call this your race, your journey, your path. You live your days tightening your boot straps, wiping the sweat from your brow, chasing undiscovered happiness just around the bend. Higher! Faster! Better! Stronger!
And on and on you run.
Viral sensation and HGTV.com star Erin Loechner knows about the chase. Before turning 30, she'd built a fan base of one million women worldwide and earned the title “The Nicest Girl Online” as she was praised for her authentic voice and effortless style. The New York Times applauded her, her friends and church admired her, and her husband and baby adored her.
She had arrived at the ultimate destination.
So why did she feel so lost?
In Chasing Slow, Erin turns away from fast and fame and frenzy. Follow along as she blazes the trail toward a new-fashioned lifestyle—one that will refresh your perspective, renew your priorities, and shift your focus to the journey that matters most. Through a series of steep climbs—her husband's brain tumor, bankruptcy, family loss, and public criticism—Erin learns just how much strength it takes to surrender it all, and to veer right into grace.
Life's answers are not always hidden where they seem. It's time to venture off the beaten path to see that we’ve already been given everything we need. We've already arrived.
You see?

You'll see.

My Thoughts:
Open up a one of a kind book. Literally. This book doesn't feel like any other book I have ever read before. The book itself has this beautiful hardcover with pages that look and feel like a coffee table book, but it is much smaller. It has exquisite pictures that capture the eye and will keep you engaged along with lists, questions and things to ponder in your heart on the side. This isn't your typical book, which I love! Erin did an excellent job thinking outside of the box, something she is known for and she excuted it well in this fantastic book about her life.
I had never heard of her or her story from HGTV, her blog, etc. I found her to be fascinating and I loved her writing style. This book reminds me of her diary, mixed with blog posts, home ideas, recipes, life advice and so much more. I love that each chapter you don't want you're going to get from her, but you know that you will pause and learn to slow down as you read the pages. I learned the most about myself as I was reading through the pages of her moving back in with her in-laws. I think this book is fantastic. I give this book 5/5 stars. I was not required to give a favorable review. 

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