I’ve heard it said that Fall is like New Year’s for women, especially moms. New beginnings, new routine, and a return to structure have made its way back into our lives. It ’s a time to reevaluate our priorities and goals. It’s time to get back to the things we put off over the long days of summer vacation.
A few weeks ago I found myself at Target in the Back-to-School section. I had the overwhelming feeling of excitement as I walked past post-it notes, folders, pencils and pens. Scanning the larger amounts of supplies, a certain backpack caught my attention. Before I knew it, I was in the check-out line with this cute backpack!
You might be thinking a backpack?
That evening while sitting on my couch with a glass of wine and my backpack I thought about what I would put in it.
- Books I want to read and books yet to finish.
- A pretty journal to write down my thoughts, goals, and prayers.
- Post-it notes to remind me to take time for myself, of course with a new Sharpie.
To be a good mom, a good wife and to be the best possible me, it’s important that I take the time to have my own backpack. One that is filled with things that bring me fulfillment and joy and peace-especially in those times I need it most.
Cause let’s face it we all need that!
So exactly which books will I be placing in my backpack? Here’s a list of a few that I’ll be packing. (maybe a few of them will be of interest to you too! )
The Fringe Hours – Jessica A. Turner
The Best Yes– Lysa Terkeurst
Girl Wash Your Face – Rachel Hollis
Fiction: Since we all have a different interest in fiction, I recommend that you read an old Classic that interest you as a child or Pick-up a best seller that you’ve heard people raving about.
The 5 Love Languages- Gary Chapman
The 5 Love Languages of Kids -Gary Chapman
Boundaries – John Townsend and Henry Cloud
100 days to Brave; Devotions for unlocking your most courageous self– Annie F. Downs
I admit, a few these I have only skimmed through and some I have read with a pen and highlighter in hand.
It’s been said that a well-read woman is a dangerous creature. I love that and am taking that as my homework assignment this fall. My goal is to read one of these books a month.
I don’t know about you, but I want to be to a dangerous gal of hope, bravery, grace, love, and beauty, with a little mystery thrown in. The right book might just help me do that!
My PW friends, what would you put in your backpack? Would it be books or something else? Leave a comment below. I’d love to know!
Take-off and Landings Always, Tiffany
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