The Average Girl's Guide to Living an Above Average Life
I want to let you in on a secret. A secret that really, you probably already know, but for whatever reason choose not to believe: no one that you know has it all together.
In the age of social media and oversharing, it may appear that everyone around you is thriving while you struggle to keep your head above water. The truth of the matter is that most people are playing the “fake it till you make it” game.
The struggle comes when we feel like as average people, we have to do it all to be considered above average.
Y’all, that is EXHAUSTING.
I want you to be confident in your own skin, and wake up in the morning ready to tackle the day instead of dreading it. I want you to realize it’s ok to have a family and also have goals and dreams to chase. You can still achieve so many great things! It’s going to take some honest, hard reflection and a little bit of work, but I have faith in you, because you are awesome.
That's Why I Wrote The Average Girl's Guide to Living an Above Average Life.
Our specific struggles may differ, but no matter what, we all face challenges.
In my own not-so-distant past, I felt as if I were drowning, and might be an average girl forever.
With a beautiful and brand new baby, I had plenty of things to celebrate and yet, I felt like a mess, inside and out. I had weight to lose after pregnancy but found myself eating all the time. My house was a disaster. I was forgetful because I never wrote anything down, and that made me feel overwhelmed with work, schedules and making sure everyone around me got taken care of.
I lived this way for a while, wallowing in self-pity, and feeling isolated. I was miserable, and felt completely trapped by my circumstances.
Eventually I let go of the pity I was intentionally seeking, and decided I didn’t want to be like that anymore. Little by little, I began to make small changes. I realized that I had control over the way I felt about my circumstances, and that I could change things if I didn’t like them.
It didn’t happen overnight, but I slowly came out of the fog and saw a light at the end of the tunnel. Making one small lifestyle change at a time, I learned how to thrive in the midst of chaos.
And I don't want to keep the secrets to myself.
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." --Eleanor Roosevelt
Here's What You Get.
18 chapters to inspire you to believe that you can do amazing things. I'll share stories from my life as examples, plus everything you need to go out and live an above-average life yourself.
Section One: Self Confidence
Chapter 1: You Can Do Hard Things
Chapter 2: No More Negativity
Chapter 3: Goal Getter
Section Two: Fitness
Chapter 4: Psychology
Chapter 5: Do What You Love
Chapter 6: It’s Good for You
Section Three: Food
Chapter 7: Failing to Plan
Chapter 8: The Snack Monster
Chapter 9: Tips and Tricks
Section Four: Clutter
Chapter 10: Letting Go
Chapter 11: Home Organization
Chapter 12: A Clean House
Section Five: Scheduling
Chapter 13: Learning to Say No
Chapter 14: Unrealistic Expectations
Chapter 15: The Planner
Section Six: Spiritual Side
Chapter 16: The Sunglasses
Chapter 17: Seeing the Future
Chapter 18: More than Average
What People Are Saying:
"The Average Girl's Guide to an Above Average Life is the perfect book for anyone looking for ways to navigate this crazy life. I absolutely love the practical advice and examples of real life application. She does an amazing job of encouraging all of us "average girls" that feel like we are supposed to have everything together all the time. I am keeping this one close by so I can reference it often." --Kelley H.
"The Average Girl's Guide to Living an Above Average Life is a fun, down to earth collection of advice that's written in a such a way that I felt like I was talking with a friend over coffee. The topics covered are so relevant to my life and encouraged me to know that it's not just me that feels this way about life sometimes. It's a nice, easy read but has great pointers and tips. I plan to go back and read it again any time I need to be reminded that I'm not just average!"