Love Warrior, Glennon Doyle Melton

I’ve been thinking quite a bit recently about the transition from going through the motions of life to living a life you love. I’ve mentioned before how it seems to me that hardly anyone talks about the hard times in the middle. We talk about the struggle before and the happiness after but what about the journey? Do we not want to talk about it because that can be the hardest part? Or because it’s a lot of hard work? Because it’s not glamorous? I’m not sure why but being in that limbo myself, it has been bothering me that no one talks about this! Then I read Love Warrior.

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A friend of mine read it and loved it so much she got me a copy. She said the writing was so powerful and beautiful, she absolutely devoured it.

That’s really all I had to go off of when I read the book which I loved. In our age of instantaneous information, I like being able to read a book or watch a movie and not know everything about it before I start.

I don’t want to take that surprise factor away from you so I’ll only say a little here.

The memoir follows the span of Glennon Melton Doyle’s life from when she was a teenager until the present. She allows herself to be completely vulnerable and open while discussing her battles with addiction and bulimia.

She becomes pregnant at a pretty young age and that ultimately was the trigger for her to work to turn her life around. She finds a great husband, a beautiful house, has a few more children but still isn’t fulfilled.

I’ll leave it at that but just want to say how refreshing it is to read a story of someone’s journey to happiness that actually focuses on the journey. I found her to be incredibly brave, opening up to the world in this book the way she did which I completely appreciated it.

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For those of us currently actively searching for a fulfilling life, it’s so satisfying to read books like her’s to know we’re not alone.

Have you read Love Warrior? What did you think? Most importantly, if you’re on your own path to find a life you love, how’s your journey going?

One last note, I’ve gotten into podcasts recently and one I really have enjoyed is Elizabeth Gilbert’s Magic Lessons. Glennon Doyle Melton was a guest on it – you can listen to it here.

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