Rowboat Book Club Book #68

This month we will be reading Finding Your Way in a Wild New World by Martha Beck.

Finding Your Way in a Wild New World is a remarkable path to the most important discovery you can make: the knowledge of what you should be doing with your one wild and precious life. It’s a journey to the thing that so fulfills you that, if someone told you, “It’s right outside—but watch out—it could kill you!” you’d run straight toward it, through the screen door without even opening it. Life coach and bestselling author of Finding Your Own North Star Martha Beck guides you to find out how you got to where you are now and what you should do next with clear, concrete instructions on tapping into the deep, wordless knowledge you carry in your body and soul. There are certain people who sense that they are called to do something fulfilling and significant, but who often get caught in self-destructive, unproductive cycles. This is the book that will lead you to unleash your incredible creative energy—and fulfill your life’s purpose.With her inimitable ability to translate inner life into accessible, witty, sparkling prose, Beck draws from ancient wisdom and modern science to help readers consciously embrace their skills and create the life they really want. What she’s found is that these people with great passion, empathy, and creative potential often sense a higher calling—in a society where that calling isn’t even recognized as real. They often have within them a quiet power that could change the world; they lack only the tools. Beck offers real, actionable methods to tap into that power. She shows how to find your inner identity and your external “tribe” of like-minded people. She demonstrates the four simple tools for transformation: Wordlessness, Oneness, Imagination, and Creation. With clear step-by-step instructions and guided reflections, Beck shows how to drop into the wordless state of communion with nature and self, how to experience for yourself the oneness between yourself and the universe, how to be empowered by the spark of inspiration, and, finally, how to take action and realize creative potential to make a lasting impact on the world.

Compassionate and inspirational, Finding Your Way in a Wild New World is a revolutionary journey of self-discovery that leads to miraculous change.

I’m lazy this morning

I slept in, finally. It felt pretty good. I didn’t even mind the pint size foot in my side when I woke up. I always end up with a kid or two in my bed in the mornings. I think they just want to be close to someone. We found a Catholic church that broadcasts Mass online so we watched that together in the living room. I did not kneel or do rosaries Lol It was very lazy. I didn’t want to. I just wanted to listen to today’s message and get it over with. That’s terrible I know but I’m not feeling it today. My nannies are finishing packing up all of their clothes. Crap I think some stuff is in the washer.

Okay. So now all of their clothes are ready to go. I took a few hour break in writing this one. They are leaving today. I am sending them off in a private jet home to Chicago. They will be moving back into their apartments. Sarah is going to pick them up at the airport and take them home. I thought that was very nice. When the cab comes to get them, that’s it. I will be all on my own with 3  kids. I hope I can do this. I have an interview later today with 2 people from a new babysitting service. I hope it all works out. I just need childcare as needed. Not a regular scheduled thing. I think I can do most of my errands and grocery stuff while the boys are in school. I can order online and go pick it up or just take my little Sweet Pea into the stores with me. She loves it. She’s very easy to deal with. I don’t have issues with her grabbing stuff (yet).

Jen is wanting me to bring my kids to a thing tomorrow night, that means she will officially get to meet them. I told her since we are only hanging out as friends okay. She agreed. The dates are fun but not intended to be romantically included. We stopped planning those type things when I realized I am not ready for anything serious at all. She’s been very cool with all of it. She says I’m a nice guy and there’s no pressure or anxious moments about what is going to happen or where is this going. I spelled it out early on and let her know I may be moving soon.

The big buffet yesterday was a huge hit. I’m definitely going back to that place someday soon. The pot stickers were delicious and I loved the egg rolls. I probably ate 5 of those myself. The kids loved it. The nannies were so full. Great place for a family to sit down and just gorge for a half hour or so. Loved it. I took a photo with the owners. It’s on our Family Facebook page along with several photos of our plates of food. Yes we plowed through all of that Lol I don’t even care, it was delicious.

Hope everyone is doing great. Have a lazy, lazy Sunday guys! I probably need to get dressed at some point. Walking around with no shirt and black basketball shorts is probably bad Lol