Thursday, September 8, 2011

Book review: Slow Love

I'm at a bit of a crossroads point in my life, suddenly finding myself with a life full of accomplished goals. I have the degrees, had the career, have a great marriage, two kids... etc.  This is, of course, a fabulous situation to be in.  While I'm grateful everyday for all that my life holds, I've also found myself wondering a bit about what's next.

I think that's why I've been drawn to books lately about women who are at a crossroads in their lives. Women who have to make choices and do some deep thinking and self-investigation. Slow Love is a beautiful example of that type of book. It tells the story of Dominque Browning. Ms. Browning was a successful magazine editor, who suddenly found herself out of work, single and at a loss as to what to do next.

The author of this book has such a wonderfully descriptive way of writing that you feel like you're living the story, not just reading it. All of the things she talks about are beautifully worded and I just wanted to slow down and enjoy every word (which is not how I typically read!).  In addition to enjoying the writing style of Slow Love, I really appreciated the big lesson that it taught me. The lesson of learning to accept where one is in life, even if it's not where you thought you would be, and not fight it and try to rush past it, but slow down and really take in the experience of life and all that it has to offer. This is an excellent read, and one that I will be keeping on my bookshelf to read again in the future.

See what everyone else thought of the book at this link

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book to read for myself, as a part of the BlogHer book club. I will be compensated for my time in participating in the review, but all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.