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The Big Life
"The Big Life is about making yourself a stronger, happier person- whatever that means for you. Dreams come in all shapes and sizes, and there is no one pre-prescribed picture of what the Big Life can look like.”
I was a few months into a new job in Washington DC, when I purchased the book by The Big Life by Ann Shoket. During a family trip to Cancun, I brought the book along to read on the long flight and during my downtime at the hotel. I took it with me everywhere: poolside, in the cabanas on the beach, and on the porch just outside of our room overlooking resort. It was the perfect companion throughout my time on the trip. I admittedly was uneasy about how I was transitioning into the new position at work, but I thought it may just be the “first job jitters.” It didn’t dawn on me that that uneasiness could have been something more, at least not at that point. All I knew at the time, was that I felt like a square peg trying to fit into a round hole.
This book is honest and practical. It is a book of stories from women who dared to dream big. They share of their struggles, their questions and their triumphs. As I read chapter after chapter, I found myself exactly where they were and I was encouraged by how they found a way to persevere to get where they are now. At the helm was, the author, Ann. She became a trusted confidant and voice of reason in that season of my life. The techniques that she offers are sure to leave readers inspired, encouraged and motivated.
Once I finished reading the book, I reached out to Shoket on Twitter and she and I discussed what I thought to be the most impactful chapters. The Lord really used this book to help me maintain at the job I was in and helped me not to lose sight of the God-Dreams He had placed in my heart.
If you are ready to take a leap of faith and begin living your Big Life now, this book will help launch you in the direction of your dreams! Remember, “Your dreams are worth achieving and you are worth your dreams.” (Ann Shoket, 8)