Top positive review
Reviewed in the United States on March 5, 2020
Dear Carrie and anyone thinking about reading Find Your Path,
As a Christian, wife, mother, author, teacher, and runner, I want to say THANK YOU to Carrie Underwood for this phenomenal book. Yes, it arrived yesterday and I read every bit of it before bedtime. That says a lot with my hectic schedule.
Carrie does an amazing job of keeping it real, not making excuses, focusing on what you enjoy and moving forward. I love the Fit52 philosophy and truth be told, I’ve been on the struggle bus since my last half marathon in November. I just wasn’t feeling the same ole morning routine- get up before work at 4:30, run to the dang fire station uptown and head home to start the day. Those 5 miles were turning into something else on my list and were dreadful even if I LOVE the girls I run with.
So, I did what I needed to do. I took a break, enjoyed sleeping until 6:30 when I’d frantically jump out of bed, hurry Carlee to get ready and fly out the door. Guess what y’all? That’s not working either. Not to mention, I’m dreaming all the time and can tell you all about them. Did y’all know that angelica root is a way to evade vampires? For real! That’s what my brain is doing at night.
This book isn’t a fix all, but it is one to show that even with a hectic everyday mama life you can move more, make better choices, and feel like you aren’t alone. For me, this has been my struggle since I sub 2 my first half marathon, ran a full a year later and didn’t BQ as expected, and within a month was diagnosed with Mold Toxicity due to my classroom environment which left me barely able to run a mile. But y’all know I don’t give up easily, and I pushed to run the half this past November and shocked a few folks that I survived those 13.1. (It wasn’t easy and it was the hardest race I’ve ran in my life because I’m still on the mend.)
I had Find Your Path and another health book, Run to the Finish, both arrived together yesterday. Knowing that Carrie is strong in her faith, one of my favorite country music stars, and puts her family first, I dove in. It filled my cup in more than one way, and the funniest part is that during my struggles, I wrote a book that my agent, Stephanie, has been shopping. This book focused on allergy friendly foods, the rat race to keep up with social media, always being perfect, getting tired of the same ole crap day in and out, but it also shows what happens when you get outside and notice the little moments in life. It really made me think about what Carrie talks about in Find Your Path. Get outside, enjoy the moments you have to move, be present with who matters most, and it hit home. Now, the funny part of this is… In this novel, the main character has to run in Nashville and who ends up running beside her in this race? You guessed it, Carrie. I couldn’t help but get tickled. I tell you this not to push my books (but if Harper Collins wants to reach out I’m game. LOL,) but to show that she’s as true and genuine as I believed and imagined.
Carrie Underwood is a strong role model in my house. My daughter, Carlee, adores her and this mama does too! I won’t ever forget Carlee’s face when she received tickets for her birthday to travel to Nashville to see her perform for the second time. She saw her previously in Charlotte, NC when she was 4. It’s by far been one of the most memorable concerts for our family… and we’re some country music concert fools. LOL
Carrie, thank you for pouring your heart out with your struggles that we all face because in this world, we need to know we aren’t alone. Your kindness and faith shine through in everything you do. I admire your ability to keep your family life private and be the best mother and wife you can for your family. You truly are an inspiration to this mama who at one point thought she had to do all the things, but has realized life is more enjoyable when you fill your cup, spend some time with God, get outside, and spend the little moments with the ones that matter most.
With love and mason jars,