It's been a few weeks, but I feel like I am making progress working on me.  I know that self-help books/audiobooks seem to get a bad reputation, but I do think they can be food for thought.  Most recently, I was listening to an audiobook by Beth Moore called “So Long, Insecurity: You've Been a Bad Friend to Us”.  This book truly spoke volumes to me.  I can honestly say there was much in that book (things I’d rather not admit) that reminded me of the past me, I mean years past me.  I did not realize that I came across as a complete lunatic, but listening to stories so similar to my own that I have no doubt that I did sound like a lunatic.  It was a rude awakening to hear some of those stories, but to be honest, in this struggle to be a better me; it is a truth I needed to hear.  I actually discussed a situation that happened over seven years ago before we even got engaged.  One of the things that I love about my husband is that he was understanding and took what I said in stride.  He was appreciative of me bringing up the subject allowing him the opportunity to explain how he was feeling when I reacted the way I did. 

Do you ever read or listen to something and realize that you were that person?  I am thankful that I am not the same, but realize that there are many things I’m still insecure about.  I feel more positive though that Beth Moore used Biblical references that I can refer back to on my own to prevent me from feeling so insecure.  I am growing and it’s a good thing. 


  1. Good for you. I love this journey of self awareness you're on. You're not alone when it comes to checking yourself. It's a hard process to admit when you recognise things about yourself. My worse convictions came from church. I always felt like the were speaking to me. Right now I have to stop and make sure I'm not treating my child in the manner I didn't appreciate growing up. I hear myself sometimes and hear my mom. I ask my daughter instantly how she feels so I can correct myself. I want to be a better mom than I had but if it's all I know, it's hard to model myself after something else. I think I got off topic. Great piece.

  2. I found you blog hopping :-) And yes books can carry just the right message we need to hear.

  3. I've been reading a book that started out with me relating to the writer, but thankfully we chose different paths, and the more I read, the less I relate to her. I love to read, and there is nothing wrong with a self-help book if it strikes a nerve and helps you. That is what they are for!


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