Read. Read. Read.

Hello gorgeous! I can’t believe we haven’t talked since last year! Even more so I can’t believe we made it to 2019. I hope you all had a fun and safe holiday! Justin and I were in bed cuddling our fur babies until the ball dropped. Once it dropped the TV was turned off and to bed we went. I know we act like an old couple sometimes! Anyways, enough getting side tracked. Today I wanted to share some of the books I intend on reading this year. Remember one of my New Years Resolutions is to read at least one book a month! I bought these books last year and intended on reading them, then, but life happens. You will probably recognize a majority of these books as they are all fairly popular.

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Published November 2018, I knew right away I wanted this book. Former First Lady Michelle Obama writes about finding her voice, her time in the White House, her health campaign, and her role as a mother. For me personally, Michelle is an amazing woman to look up to. She is strong, witty, and beautiful. I could not be more excited to read this 400 page book. It might just be the first book I dive into as well. Wish me luck!

This Will Only Hurt a Little by Busy Phillips

Published October 2018, I kept seeing this bright pink cover in the Target isle. It drew me in and as I read what the book was about I knew I needed it. The famous Busy Phillips memoir could not be more honest and real, “every unique story seems to have an entry point for everyone to feel like they too have been “that girl.”” She’s relatable and that is what I need. Sometimes suffering from anxiety and depression you feel like you are on the outside of it all. That is why I chose this book. Excerpt taken from https://www.hypable.com/this-will-only-hurt-a-little-book-review-busy-philipps/

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Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

Published February 2018, this book has quickly become a best-selling, self-help book. This is the one book I have already read, and I want to read it again. I first purchased this book right after realizing I needed some help with my anxiety and depression. You can quote every single line out of this book it’s that good. I want to re-read it to really focus on the words and hear them. “The truth? You, and only you, are ultimately responsible for who you become and how happy you are. That’s the takeaway.”   I’m also excited because in March she is releasing a new book called ‘Girl, Stop Apologizing’ and I already know I need this book.

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The Magnolia Story by Chip & Joanna Gaines

Published October 2016, I am just now getting the book. You know I truly think I was living under a rock when this came out, because I am obsessed with Chip and Jo. We watch HGTV all day in the office and when Fixer Upper comes on gooooodbye focus! Honestly I love them, and I want everything in their Hearth and Homes collection too! When I finally heard about this book I ran to Target and snatched it up! I am so excited to finally read their story. I know a lot of their background from the show, but now I’ll know it all.

You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero

Published April 2013, this bright yellow cover caught my eye in the Target isle. As soon as I read the title of the book it instantly put in my shopping cart. *Ooops, shoulder shrug* This is another self-help book I purchased right after admitting I needed help. “Identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want, Create a life you totally love. And create it NOW, Make some damn money already. The kind you’ve never made before.” They say by the end of reading this book you’ll understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can’t change, how to change what you don’t love. Now, I don’t know about you, but I could use all of that advice.

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Well these are some of the books I will be reading throughout the year. Have you read any of these yourself? Did you like them? Let me know! Also, let me know what some of your favorite books are. I would love to check them out!

Love always, Chloé Danielle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rough Week.

As I sit down to write you today, I want you to know last week was rough for me. Is that okay? Absolutely! We are all bound to have rough days, weeks, months, or even years but it’s all in how we handle it. My emotions have been high, my anxiety has been all over the place, and I have simply felt lost. At the end of the day I survived it, and I managed to get that much stronger. I ended up having an amazing weekend with amazing people. I am proud of myself for not letting my anxiety and depression run my life. Does it sometimes overtake my thoughts? Of course it does, but I fight my way back out, and those closest to me help me in more ways that they know.

I surround myself with people who make me laugh at the most stupid things until my stomach hurts, who embarrass the crap out of me until my face turns red, and who lift me up when I feel like I don’t even remember how to stand. I am so thankful for each and every one of you, because without you (you know who you are) I wouldn’t be as strong as I am today. I’ve had a lot of obstacles in my path and a lot of demons that I continue to battle, but these people help me to realize that I will never be alone, and that I will make it out okay. They remind me that “I am enough”, so that I can sit down to remind you, that “you are enough” my darling. Even on your darkest days when you feel like you have no more to give, that no one cares, and you feel like you just simply suck, I appreciate you. I love you. I know that “you are enough” my darling and you are stronger than you realize.

If I have learned anything in my 21 years on this Earth, it’s the simple fact that those who we surround ourselves with have a huge impact on our life. Find a couple people who appreciate you and all your awkwardness and never let them go, because at the end of the day those are the people who care about you. Those are the people who will constantly check up on you. When I was younger I always wanted to be a “popular” girl but as I got older I’ve realized not everyone is genuine in this life. Trust me you will be able to realize who is genuine and who is not in a matter of minutes. I have a small circle of friends who are simply the best, and I wouldn’t trade them for 100 friends even on the darkest of days.

A lot of people tell me how they feel bad for everything I’ve endured in my life, and how I don’t deserve any of it. While yes I might agree with them a little bit, it’s made me the strong woman that I am today, and I am so thankful for that. Every road block I’ve hit, every stubbed toe, and every tear shed was worth it for this moment. The moment I started to believe in myself and this amazing life I was given.

We are strong. We are enough. We are beautiful. We are intelligent. We stand together. I am always here if any of you ever need to talk. I will not let you walk this path alone. I love each and every one of you.

I am Chloé Danielle and this is my Journey.

Love always, Chloé Danielle