Survival Mode? No way!

It's been a while since I've had a chance to blog. I'm ashamed to admit it, but I've gotten bogged down in life, and literally have lived in a state of survival mode since last October. Ugly things have happened - depression, a diagnosis of diabetes, leaving a job for a new one, job hasn't been easy here.

So I did what any "supermom" would do - I set it on cruise and shifted into Survival Mode. And let me tell you; that's not a fun holding pattern to be in. I hoped and prayed that things would change...I tried and tried, but it all stayed the same. It was pretty yucky, if you asked anyone in my house. It was downright ugly sometimes dealing with a new Type 1 diabetes diagnosis in one of my beautiful, darling children. Watching this child struggle with his new normal has been heartbreaking for us; trying to get him the best care possible isn't hard where we live...but it is time consuming. Worth it, but an hour to the hospital clinic, an hour or more at the clinic, and then an hour back, at least once a week? Tiring, to say the least.

Then, my friend Crystal had exciting news: she was releasing a new book, "Say Goodbye to Survival Mode". I cannot express how excited I was to see her publish a second book...nevermind that it is being released on January 21st, yours truly's birthday! I applied to be part of her launch team, and voila! I am a part of it. I get to help change someone's life from survival mode to LIVING in grace!!!

I received a promotional copy for my thoughts and consideration, but I won't lie...I bought a copy anyway. A PAPER copy...not a Kindle copy. PAPER, I tell you! A real, live book! (Those of you who know me know this is a huge deal, as I like to use my Kindle to hide my book addiction from my husband...who already knows of said addiction but pretends occasionally to be surprised by it anyway). really need to read this book if you are struggling with slowing down,with creating margin in your life, or even with the ability to say no. Crystal is raw, she's honest, and real. She's been there, and gets it. It spoke to me in a way most self help books haven't in the past - her experiences weren't abnormal, and her outcomes weren't unattainable for the average (real) mom.

So get ready ladies...say goodbye to survival mode! Say hello to LIVING!


  1. I loved this book as well. A great review ~ I loved it.


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