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Does life ever go as planned? I don’t think so. Mine certainly has not gone as planned. In the past 6 years, my life has been anything but boring. I’ve gone through a divorce, gave birth to a wonderful daughter, faced the scariest day of my life when she had surgery, got engaged, went through a medically induced menopause, faced infertility, suffered through a miscarriage, obtained my dream job…and promptly lost it, killed my thyroid gland and spent countless days in the hospital with my fiancée through his surgeries (don’t even get me started on his medical issues). Meanwhile, it seems that everyone else around me was living out their dream lives.
“It’s Not Fair!” became my slogan.
And, that was true. It WASN’T fair. Life really isn’t fair at times.
But…I wasn’t the only one dealing with hard life events.
Recently, I had the pleasure of reading “It’s Not Fair: Learning to Love the Life You Didn’t Choose” by Melanie Dale. I was first “introduced” to Melanie when I read “Women are Scary“, her first book. I was blown away by her sense of humor and relatability. While reading “It’s Not Fair”, I enjoyed the same humor and insights.
Like Melanie, my default response is humor to a stressful situation. Actually, it’s first anger then humor. The above quote is one of my favorite take aways from the book. It’s so true. Finding the humor in a hard situation is the only thing you can do. And when you can relate praying to a swear closet…that’s just golden.
Do you struggle with facing life’s struggles? Preorder “It’s Not Fair” and receive and awesome “Sur-Thrival Kit” complete with recipes, coloring pages and more! Just email your receipt to Melanie to gain access to it. “It’s Not Fair” is schedule to be released on August 16, 2016.
I laughed, I cried and felt a part of me heal through the pages. Melanie breaks up the chapters with easy to follow diagrams and often hilarious illustrations. She brings the humor to situations that just aren’t fair. She’s a friend to you when your life is falling apart around you.
The ONLY thing I wish this book had was an audiobook version.
I recommended this book to:
The wife stunned by her husband walking out the door.
The mother holding her child’s hand in the cancer ward.
The woman who longs to be a mother with negative pregnancy tests piled up.
The daughter facing the reality of caring for elderly parents.
The family struggling to keep their heads afloat financially.
And everyone else who has dealt with difficult situations in life.
Seriously, just go get the book. It’s that good.#ItsNotFairBook
*I did receive a copy of this book by Melanie and the publisher as part of being on the launch team. All opinions expressed are mine. There are some affiliate links (Amazon) in this post.