Get Untamed: The Journal (How to Quit Pleasing and Start Living) by (the one and only) Glennon Doyle

From the author:

Readers of Untamed have written me to share so many of their imaginings for truer, more beautiful lives. I marvel at how wildly different they all are. It’s proof that our lives were never meant to be cookie-cutter, culturally constructed carbon copies of some ideal. There is no one way to live, love, raise children, arrange a family, run a school, a community, a nation. The norms were created by somebody, and each of us is somebody. We can make our own normal. We can throw out all the rules and write our own.

We’ll do this by working through seven sections:

  • Unearth Your Beliefs
  • Feel It All, Use It All
  • Be Still and Know
  • Dare to Imagine
  • Trust Yourself
  • Let it burn
  • Build the New

We’ll do this by asking ourselves: Is my life, are my relationships, and is my world the truest, most beautiful I can imagine? If they are not, and we dare to admit they are not, we will decide if we have the guts, the right, perhaps even the duty, to let burn that which is not true and beautiful enough and get started building what is.

Stay open as you work through these pages. Give yourself time to breathe, think, let rise what’s inside of you. You don’t need to act yet, so don’t hold back. Just write and sketch it all out. An architect always puts her ideas on paper before she begins to build, because the truest, most beautiful anything must often come to life one dimension at a time. Write the words you must write. Do not be afraid. Remember: You’re a goddamn cheetah. Eventually, you will discover that imagination is not where we go to escape reality but to remember it, and what you create in this journal are not just your fantasies but the original blueprints of your truest, most beautiful life.

As you bring these pages—and yourself—to life, I hope you will look with awe and think to yourself: There She Is.

Love, Solidarity, and Relentless Hope,

Glennon

 

SG’s Take:

I’ll be first to admit that I am:

  • A Glennon Doyle fangirl,
  • A lover of reflection, goal setting, and list-making,
  • A design junkie (just check out these stunning pages),
  • A goddamn cheetah.

So of course I’m an advocate for Get Untamed: The Journal.

Sometimes we need to write to process our feelings, our thoughts, and our aspirations. But a blank page can be intimidating, especially when you’re not in the mood. The book feels like a new way of processing the things in our life we so desperately need to face.

It’s not just a guided journal. And it’s not just a companion piece to Untamed. It’s so much more than that. It’s bold. It’s beautiful. It’s empowering. It’s thought-provoking. Heck, sometimes it’s even hard.

But if I’ve learned anything from the great Glennon Doyle it’s that “we can do hard things.”