You know how some days you can be on Instagram and all of a sudden you “fall down the rabbit hole” and realize you just lost 20 minutes of your life you can’t get back? I am pretty sure this is how I met Glennon Doyle Melton, also known as Momastery creator. And I am so glad I fell down that hole.

It may have been a day when I was looking for something to make my heart feel good, or be inspired or feel like “I’m not the only one.” For whatever the reason I am so grateful I found “G” and started our social media friendship- ok well I guess I am the “follower” and is she is the “account” I “like” but I feel like we are friends! I hope since it is 2016 and we live in a social media driven society this doesn’t sound stalker-ish. Her words are inspiring, uplighting and truthful. 

I have followed her on IG and Facebook for awhile now and always love her honesty and acknowledgement that “life is brutiful” both beautiful and brutal. Thankfully I was gifted her book Carry On Warrior: The Power of Embracing your Messy Beautiful Life. Yep…the title alone made my heart sing. I was gifted this book almost a year ago by my #lifemaid and fellow Glennon fan and it sat on the bookshelf and waited for me. I wanted to read it right away but life was crazy and I was busy and because…sleep.

A few weeks ago my Uncle died of an aggressive form of cancer and I travelled to Atlanta for his services and to be with family. The plane ride down was the quickest ever (thanks to Southwest being ahead of schedule) but mostly because I was enveloped in Glennon’s writing, her story and her truth. I needed all of her words that day and having that time on the plane was a blessing. I dog eared so many pages on topics like raising children, marriage and life lessons. 

I am so grateful that I had the time to read this book. I have already passed it along to a friend as it is one of those books that you need to share. If you have the time and want to feel inspired, safe, and blessed….read this book.

And if Glennon was reading this I just want her to know how grateful I am to have her in my life and I am proud to part of her tribe. You are an inspiration, a love spreader in a world full of too much hate, you are truly a warrior. Fight on.

All the best & sparkle,

Katie O’