Ever in your life, have you felt so close to amazing? A project, a recipe, a grade in school or even your personal life? It’s like you’re at the 5 yard line and you need to score the touchdown, but so close, you just settle and kick the field goal. Has this happened to you?
It has for me. Several times. In fact, I go through spurts where this happens on a daily basis. What, with an old farmhouse like ours, it’s already given 197 years of good life and I’m asking it do give another hundred at least, seems I need to throw my house a bone. So naturally, a field goal, in many cases, is absolutely the equivalent to a touchdown — in farmhouse years.
With blogging, I’m awarded many privileges, none of which I take for granted. One of the privileges is to meet fellow bloggers. I say this because we have a common bond, a common ground. We know all the hard work and elbow grease that goes into writing a blog, and we also know the joys that our blogs give us. In this vast world of blogging, the first blogger I met (well, it has been via email and over the phone) is KariAnne Wood. She writes over at Thistlewood Farms and she is one of the kindest, most genuine people I know, who is also incredibly talented and has impeccable taste. I’m not going to say that she keeps up with the Joneses because, really, she is Mrs. Jones.
KariAnne just penned her first book, So Close To Amazing. I joined her network to read and review her book, and to say her words touched me would be an understatement. She writes about her family’s journey, taking the leap and moving from a community were they were surrounded by family and dear friends, only to move to Kentucky to start a new. Fresh and fancy, and oh so close to amazing. In her book (which you can preorder here), she writes about the challenges of not only their move across the country, but of their lives as well. Her emotions, at times, are raw yet very genuine. At the same time, her words and stories along with the DIY projects she shares, are so uplifting. A reminder that we all, in our own right, are truly amazing, even if we can only score the field goal.
So Close To Amazing is a great read. It’s a page turner and one you won’t want to put down until the end. And even then, you’ll want to pick it back up and read it again. It will bring a smile to your face and will tug at your heart. The best kind of book to read! It’s thought-provoking and encouraging. It’s relatable.
So Close To Amazing comes out on September 5th, and I highly encourage you all to preorder the book here!