Present over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living by Shauna Neiquist – Book Review

51ysp75ny-lI found this book at the perfect time in my life.  I had already realized the key theme of this book and had begun making changes in my life.  This book wonderfully complemented my plan and expanded, explained, and put into words exactly what I was experiencing.  (If it wasn’t already taken, and I had been clever enough to have thought of it myself, Present Over Perfect would be a great title for my blog.) Continue reading

The Illusion of a Balanced Life

One of my biggest goals is to achieve balance in life – even as I realize this is impossible.  Being successful in one area of life inevitably means another is suffering to some degree. However, this doesn’t mean I am giving up on the idea. The more realistic goal is to bring more balance into my life by remembering my priorities and remaining aware that not everything in life can be given full attention concurrently.  Continue reading