Carry On, Warrior changed my life - Glennon's style of writing is real, and raw, and like a balm on my heart. So when I saw earlier this year she had another memoir coming out, you better believe I pre-ordered a signed copy!
Love Warrior is her most recent book and it's incredible. I read it in less than a weekend, and I flagged so many pages I almost went through a whole pack of post-its. I laughed, I cried, and just...I love it. I've always thought the sign of a talented writer is someone who can tell their story and have people who have nothing in common with them still be able to relate to it; Glennon does that in full force.
I got an email awhile ago with book tour dates for her, and when I realized she would be within a few hours of me ON my birthday? Sign me up. No really, it was good I signed up when I did because while the event was free you had to register and less than 24 hours after advertised the event was full and had over 300 people on the waiting list!
Honestly, I wasn't sure I'd make it. Parks didn't sleep well the night before, I'd had a fun yet chaotic morning where everything took more time than we expected, and I was rushing rushing rushing to get out the door. It was a drive (I spent four and a half hours in the car round trip), I was tired, and I felt a little guilty about leaving Parks with Ben for most of the day.
|I was so excited I blurted out something about how I was tired because P is going through a sleep regression but I was so excited to be there and thanked her for coming. She was so gracious!|
The first time I met Glennon I was in a completely different place - it was only a few months after my miscarriage and I was still grieving so much. If you look closely at pictures from that time, you can see physical differences (thank you infertility hormones), but emotional ones as well.
So while there are different challenges that lay ahead of me now, in a way, seeing Glennon again felt like I'd come full circle.
I bought another copy of Love Warrior while I was there. I gave away a signed copy of Carry On, Warrior last time I saw Glennon, and I thought it would be great to give away an autographed copy of Love Warrior as well! However, because of limited time, Glennon wasn't signing books that day - whomp whomp!
But I have a copy of this phenomenal book, and it's been near Glennon herself which is almost as good, right?
I'll randomly select a winner by 5 PM (EST) this Friday, September 23rd, and announce it next week. You MUST have an email address associated with your comment. (If I can't email you, I can't contact you to let you know you won!)
So cheers - to a giveaway, to showing up, to coming full circle, and to another year. I can't wait to see what it brings.