I am her (part one)

Good morning from Minneapolis!
I’m up quite early considering what time I (we) went to bed.

I’m traveling with Kayce, Wendy and Allison (BPC team) and we encountered some hotel room confusion, so the short story is we are now enjoying a true slumber party with all four of us in one room! It was either that or two rooms in separate hotels and I just can’t see how that would be very fun at all!

Anyway, the good news is we are here and safe and looking forward to a great weekend. Since I may or may not be blogging again while here …

I’ve been dying to tell you about a new book from the live-inspired people at Compendium.  I am in love with it. Note that I did not say I love it, but that I am in love with it. This is an important distinction as this book invites thoughtful interaction in the form of creative meditation and written reflection and affirmation. Yes, I realize that is a whole lot of “tion”, but it is that good! Anyway, this mentally engaging quality inspires a more active kind of admiration, therefore I am in love with this book.  I am her is in my mind a new genre of inspiration – the design is gorgeous and features photography, graphics and page after page of quotes and thought-provoking words, which leave you feeling understood, validated and completely empowered. I’m serious. Pick this book up, engage with even a few pages and you’ll feel like you can go conquer something—if not some world-changing problem, then at least the next pile of laundry or another day of carpool.

I sent a copy of I am her to the other speakers sitting on the keynote panel at The Creative Connection and asked them to explore it and see if we couldn’t all refer to it in some way and then give away a few copies as part of our lunchtime gig and …

… this is now the plan! Since I don’t want my lovely blog readers to feel left out, I thought while I’m away, we could do a little giveaway here as well. I think it’s been an entire summer since we did something fun like this, yes?

All you have to do is leave me a comment and tell me about something you would like to conquer in your life right now, big or small. I’ll either pick my favorites or do a random thing — I’m not sure yet!

Note: I’m working on another post  in which I am writing personal statements patterned after the book and followed by the words, I am her — so watch for I am her (part two)

I have 3 copies to give away!


  1. Kathleen Loughran says:

    Stacy, with a newborn and toddler I would be overjoyed to conquer and establish a working routine for our days!

    This looks like such a lovely book.

  2. leslie Whipple says:

    I am really trying to conquer time and what seems to be a lack of it. I am searching to balance my new full time teaching job with church and family (3 great kids) responsibilities!

  3. Slumber party — how fun! Here is a big difference between men and women — men would probably opt for the 2 rooms — women will go withthe flow and embrace the fun opportunity to be with their friends — enjoy!

    Compendum is so cool. What I need to conquer right now is time management. Sounds huge, but I just need to adjust to my new school year rhythym with a child attending afternoon kindergarten — how to use my time the best — struggling with this!

  4. Stacy, wow, this looks like a gorgeous book! Will definitely check it out (if I don’t win one!) :)
    Right now I am trying to conquer the goals I’ve set in starting a new blog and etsy shop!

  5. I am trying to conquer the un-organized, un-planned portions of myself. There are so many thing I want to do/be, but the insanity of my un-focused self is swirling around my feet. I become entangled.

  6. For health reasons, I need to conquer some serious weight-loss, eating changes, and changes in thinking about food…..again. Been there, done that. Fell off the wagon with a THUD. Chasing wagon breathlessly.
    Also, I am participating in an Organize Your Paper Clutter class from Aby Garvey! YAY. This issue so totally bugs me, but I could never find a self-made system I could stick to. Looking to Aby for some good suggestions!
    Seems like “I am her” is me. LOL!
    Have a great trip in the cool north.

  7. I am starting a new job so I would like to conquer the adjustment of family time. This a whole new schedule and its going to take time to adjust. I am nervous and excited but also worried about the family balance. Its a constant struggle being a mom to 4 beautiful children and a career woman as well.

  8. I am trying to conquer fear. I want to change so many things and I feel as if I’m on the cusp, but I keep procrastinating action. Your sister had a quote on her blog not to long ago that stated “If you change nothing, nothing will change.” I also found another quote that said, “Procrastination is fear.” I want to conquer that fear and change my course–one little bit at a time. This book sounds like it would definitely be helpful!

  9. Angie Robinson says:

    Welcome to Minneapolis/St. Paul! It’s hard to believe you are only a few mere miles from me right now….

    I am looking to conquer my family schedule. My toddler just started preschool while my 22 month old is still in daycare…I work full-time (and trying to figure out what I REALLY want to do when I grow up – need a sense of fullfillment!), my husband works full-time AND just was accepted as a volunteer firefighter! I love my life and family – but a sense of balance is necessary…I want to still fit in my love of baking, memorykeeping and maybe a dash of reality TV!

    Thank you! Enjoy our city!

  10. I am trying to conquer a gluten free diet and losing weight. This book sounds great…

  11. I would love to conquer in creating an album of me–and also finishing two albums since I’m so close to being done..

    michelesscrapycreations35 at yahoo dot com

  12. i’m trying to conquer my Diet Coke habit which surprisingly is going quite well at this time. Instead of 5 a day I’m down to only 1. : )

  13. I have been a stay at home mom for a long time and I am working on conquering my fear of getting out into the real world again. For some reason, I am having a hard time with this. Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful book.

  14. I’m trying ton conquer a working routine for our day with a new addition coming in janurary as well as finishing up scrappy projects

  15. Wow! I have so many things I need to get motivated to conquer!!
    First is managing 3 kids scheduled again for school, homework, practices, games, church activities and scouts – - all very time consuming and demanding activities!
    Second is getting my house in order and doing some remodel projects and lots and lots of painting!
    Third is the feeling that I need to start my own business and finding the courage to take that leap!! It is something that has been on my heart and mind for a few years – - but taking the leap has been a challenge! I so want to better my families life and I think this could be the way to do it! I just need the courage and confidence that I can do it!! And then just go for it!

    Thanks for your uplifting and encouraging messages!

  16. Vicki Hetherington says:

    I love book recommendations!
    Living in a small town in Canada I love hearing about whats out there.

    Continuing to try to conquer the mind clutter…definitly ongoing!!!!

  17. What a great question! After thinking about it I must say I am conquering me. It is a daily journey for me to discover and become the best me I can be and live my best life. I, like many women juggle to balance family and work however I can not bring those into balance until I have aligned myself and then I can bring all of who I am to my family and career. I love the journal, thank you for sharing it with us! I know three women who are getting these for Christmas gifts this year from me!!

  18. Hi – welcome to Minneapolis! I’m in Shakopee (a southern suburb). Hope you have a great stay – it got a little chilly – sorry. :)

    My next project (off to Lowe’s soon) is a slatted, stained “board” with the quote: “It isn’t happy people who are thankful, it’s thankful people who are happy” painted on it. I think it’s an important message for my family to see everyday.

    I appreciate the chance to win this. I, however, would be sending it to a dear friend who I think really needs to meet her true self again and – bonus – she loves inspirational books like this! Thanks! Best of luck during the Creative Connection!

  19. I’d like to conquer my inability to say ‘No’. I’m stretching myself way too thin and have little left for my wonderful family. I need some serious personal and family activities/time.

  20. My OLW for this year is Simplify. To that end, I need to conquer procrastination. In order to simplify my life, I need to declutter – my brain, my closets and my time wasted. So. much. time. wasted. And if I just stopped procrastinating getting it done, I’d have more time doing the things I love with my family. Which is the ultimate goal. One bite at a time :)
    Have a great time in Minneapolis!

  21. The thing I need to most conquer right now are curving my spending habits without any of the panicing feelings I have had in the past. I am going to conquer this ugly monster!

  22. Stacy,
    I am working to conquer my poor attitude towards my job. Instead of feeling grateful I am employed, I whine about having to show up every day to earn that paycheck. I am grateful for every other part of my life, but seem to resent my job. It’s a work in constant progress! Thanks so much for the chance.

  23. Wow! I love these Compendium books and this one is going to be on my Christmas gift list for my sister & sisters-in-law.
    I would love to use this book to help me get out of my own way. I have a successful career but want to start my own business (and need to get the courage to take that leap!)
    Thank you Stacy for the opportunity!

  24. I have always been a person that thrives on words of praise. After staying home for the last year I am trying to conquer my need for praise from others in defining my self worth. I am working on acknowledging my self worth from within and not from external praise.

  25. I’d like to conquer the boredom and lack of productivity I feel at work. I know there is more than I could be doing but either haven’t found it or am actually trying to not find it.

  26. I would like to conquer my anxiety and fear over things I can’t control.

  27. I’m a multi-tasker, so would love to conquer finding a job (currently unemployed :( ), procrastination and finding motivation to get moving & exercising.

  28. I am conquering FEAR- fear of being true to myself, fear of following a dream that has been burning in my soul since I was a little girl, fear of truly showing UP for life and falling madly, deeply, and truly in love with life EVERY SINGLE DAY.

  29. I need to conquer my old craft room / new baby’s room. My son is 9 months old and still sleeping at the foot of our bed because I haven’t finished his room yet. IT’S TIME!

  30. I just started a blog yesterday – it’s fresh and brand spankin’ new! Just one post thus far and no fancy wordpress theme yet, but my challenge is to regularly celebrate the blessings in my life and bring joy to others through the process of blogging. I believe positive images and words can spread joy and allow all of us to better cherish the bits and pieces of this one precious life. The light you shine through blogging has been an inspiration to me, so THANK YOU for sharing the things that make you smile, celebrating the people that shape your heart, and all the while, blogging authentically. You are one awesome HER! :)

  31. I would LOVE to conquer the ukulele! I’ve been wanting to get one and learn to play it, to bring spontaneous music to our home! (I have much bigger things to conquer, of course, but bringing lightness and joy to life is a heartwish!)

  32. I am working at conquering some extra weight I had lost then “found” again. It is much harder this time, wondering if it has to do with approaching 40.

  33. Right now, I am looking to conquer finding “me” again. My boys are 2.5 and 4 and my husband and I both work full time. My oldest actually turned 4 today, so I feel like they are now getting a little more independent and it is time to make time for myself again, to take some time for me. I need to find my workout routine and lose these last 15 pounds and I need to take a breath. To better enjoy these moments that are going by far too fast. Thanks for the chance to win!

  34. I am trying to conquer the clutter that has taken over my life. Most of it is physical clutter–stuff I need to get rid of or put in its proper place. Some of it is mental too—gotta clear my head…

  35. Kimberly Goon says:

    I need to conquer my weight. I’m 46 and need to get healthier, I have teenagers who need me around for a long time!

  36. Oh, I have plans. Such big plans! I’m so excited about them, but I hardly know where to begin. I want to write more, I want to speak, I want to encourage other women, and in the midst of it all I found out that after 6ish years of infertility I am pregnant. So I want to be healthy and authentically present for this little girl I am hopefully going to birth.

  37. I am trying to conquer the fear of trying a mini book. I have always done 12×12 albums and I want to step out of my comfort zone for once and try something new!

  38. Cathy B of Il says:

    I am trying to conquer the fear of having anxiety attacks…there is no need for them but every now and then they creep up on me and need to get rid of them and get on with life…without worrying about things I have absolutely no control over. Easier said than done! :-) that and getting the cluttter out of my life and being more organized. Thanks for the chance to win this great book!

  39. I am trying to conquer…ME. I have lots of obstacles to overcome: weight, fear of the new, fear of changes in my life but ultimately I keep getting in my own way.

  40. I want to conquer my bedroom. I have had new bedding and curtains for 2 1/2 yrs now to redo the room. It’s just getting started by painting and moving furntiture around. I think it’s time.

  41. The last 18 months have been rough! Medical Emergency and Mom dying. I need to conquer many things but first and foremost on my list is my physical and mental clutter that I have and also inherited from my moms death. I was so unprepared for that. It has brought me so much stress. Secondly I need to focus on my health. My mom hid lots of her health issues and I do not want to be in the same boat and the stress is not helping! This book would be a great outlet!

  42. I want, nay, need to conquer my life. With all three kids in school full time for almost 4 weeks now, I am falling apart. I love having my “me time” back, don’t get me wrong–I was ready for summer to be over. But I am having a horrible time figuring out who “Me” is and what “Me” does while the kids are at school. About the only thing I have been is a cook and housekeeper, and not a wonderful one at that. I also spend a lot of days getting nothing done but watching hulu and fixing myself meals. But I know one thing: housekeeper is not an identity that makes me happy. Neither is lazy tv watching me. In fact, I have been pretty miserable to be around. The other night, my husband asked me if I am ever happy…. Sure, during the day I am fine. It’s when everyone is home from school and work and reality kicks back in that I realize how miserable I am. I need to find purpose to my days.

  43. I have an extremely intimidating project to complete at work. I keep procrastinating on it. I need to get over it, get it done, and move on, but I have created this huge mental block on it. Today is the day. I will try my hardest to put this one in the “complete” pile.

  44. I want to conquer feelings of inadequacy. I long to feel “enough”. That the house is enough, that I am enough, that I am doing enough, that we have enough. Having just moved and being in a new town where I know nothing and nobody, I’m being crushed by those feelings and I would love to just feel that I have a handle on things! This, especially, would be easier if all my stuff weren’t on a truck somewhere else right now! Course, then I have to conquer all those boxes, so maybe that’s not such a bad thing! =)

  45. Yesterday on my FB page I quoted myself as saying: “sometimes grief isn’t about a person who has passed away, sometimes the person can be right in front of you, but so connected to their own addiction that you have “lost” them and so you grieve. ” -Denise Perkins-Fields
    I have lived with addiction my entire life…an alcoholic Dad (who was 30 years sober when he died) and a husband who is still battling with alcohol.
    ME? I have addictions too…not eating right…and packratting! These are both things I have been trying to conquer…for years…maybe my whole life. I would truly like to find peace withing each one…and ofcourse pray that my husband finds peace with his.
    This book looks beautiful! Thank you for sharing…and have fun!

  46. My word of the year was “Move More” and I need to really get on track with that! I’m busy almost all day long but it’s not purposeful towards my goal. And now I feel like I’m not any fitter than I was when I picked the word last January! Thanks for sharing!

  47. I have heard great things about this book! Lately I feel that I don’t really know who I am anymore! It has changed in the last 4 years since I became a mom. I now have 2 kids and what I thought I was and what I thought I wanted has changed in this time….which is good and normal, but I feel right now that somewhere along that way I maybe gave up too much of myself. I love my kids and family and would never change that, but I feel like I need some time for me and with my husbands schedule and stuff that this seems to go on the back burner. But, I am seeing that a little bit of time for reflection and really just anything for me would help me be a better mom and person! I still need to get better as a person, which I think I have forgotten a little since everyone else comes first!

  48. I need to conquer the clothing issues in the house..Summer to winter wardrobes. Pulling blankets and bins out of storage. Three kids need a closet cleaning and then making list of what kids need since they grew… Now where did I hide the bins and suitcases around my house..It’s going to be a crazy weekend!

  49. Right now, the biggest thing I’m trying to conquer is indecision about my career. Like so many other women, I went the “sensible” route career-wise. But I’ve had a 25-year on-again, off-again desire to pursue my passion for photography.
    Over the last year, I’ve given it free reign to see where it leads and it’s seems to have developed into an obsession. But I’m okay with that, because I feel more fulfilled, alive, happy, creative…at peace.
    I’m not certain where to take this, since I’m now getting requests for photo shoots and to purchase my photos of local events. I still don’t consider myself a photographer, but I’m not certain I ever will. I guess I need to work on conquering my self-confidence issues first!

  50. Right now I am trying to conquer the ability to speak up for myself. For years, I have let people walk all over me and I’ve never spoke my mind. I have spent many days and nights worried, crying, upset of how people have treated me or made me feel insignificant. After 42 years I am slowing learning to say NO and be okay with that. I am slowing learning to speak my mind and if people don’t like it that is THEIR problem NOT mine. It’s difficult. Oh so difficult. But, I am at a point in my life right now to realize that’s it’s OK to say no and it’s very OK to say what you feel and your true friends will still be by your side. Thank you Stacy for the chance to win such an amazing book – it looks AWESOME!!

  51. For years, my mom has had two large old trunks filled with family photos, memorabilia, letters, and journals dating from the late 1800′s to around mid 1950′s. One belonged to her mother and the other to her great aunt. She and I would sit down from time to time and begin pulling things out with the idea of organizing and cataloging, but we never got very far. My mom would start telling stories about someone in a photograph, or about her uncle who had gone to Venezuala with an oil company to cut roads through the jungles, or about her family living in a bank vault in Kentucky during the Depression, and the time would get away from us.

    My mom passed away three years ago, and although the trunks have not been “conquered,” I am so thankful for the time we spent together reminiscing. I have a wealth of family stories, some of which might have otherwise slipped away. My goal is to get the stories written down and into albums along with the family photos and letters. I plan to conquer the trunks one bit of history at a time!

  52. I’d like to conquer my fear of rejection. It would be nice to just be able to be comfortable enough with who I am so that I’m not afraid to let others know me. I’d also like to conquer and let go of things I can’t change and start to make a reality of what I really want to do in life. I’d really like to be able to own a business for myself but every time I try and make that step all my fears and worries get in the way.

  53. I would like to conquer a 5k run in a 1/2 hour.

    That’s it!

    For today, anyway :)

  54. Lisa in Spokane says:

    I would like to conquer letting go. Letting go of things. Letting go of my kids as they grow up. Letting go of insecurities. Letting go of petty jealousy. Letting go that I’m not doing enough. Letting go of fear.

  55. I would like to conquer my weight. Over the years it has been creeping up and I just need to get in the mind-set of ‘enough now’. I realize this is not an exciting goal to see and is a usual to be listed but for me that is what I want.

  56. Christine H says:

    Allowing eight months of being in an unhappy place in my work life cause me to eat poorly, stop exercising, sleep too much, pray less and be generally less than fun to be around. But now….three jobs interviews and prospects for something new…at the gym today….eggs, veggies, wheat toast for breakfast…..start of a new Confirmation class at church to teach…..feeling better already. (this said, I am exceptionally greatful for the opportunity to learn so much about myself in this job, that I have a job and that I work in an industry that has other jobs available….still praying for the millions that are not so fortunate right now). Have fun in MN! Scrapfest is on my bucket list!

  57. Hi Stacy,

    I’m in the same boat as a lot of people right now – financially. I need to conquer the fear of the unknown right now. I know that God is steering the boat and I might need to adapt to some unexpected turns with our jobs and housing. Thanks for the chance for some extra inspiration.

  58. I would like to finish tiling my kitchen – it’s completely finished except for the back splash tile, and I’m too scared to start. Book or no book, I am now comitting to finishing this my next 4 day stretch off. Yay! Thank you Stacy.

  59. I really, really want to conquer my weight. I recently turned forty and realized that I’ve been “trying” to lose weight for my entire adult life. I want so much to get healty for my family, especially my two boys.

  60. I am an adult but continue to struggle with speaking without thinking. I am really trying to put forth the effort to wait before I speak. When thinking about it, sometimes the thing doesn’t need to be said. I hope I can finally figure this out!!!

  61. oh, Stacy! it looks just lovely.
    I am conquering my fear of confronting difficult situations – I am intentionally going to people with the spirit of finding a way to be better TOGETHER and moving away from my old avoid and complain approach. I am telling myself it is a gift to both parties – it separates the person from the issue/problem/action and gives us all dignity and space to create something new, rather than being trapped in an old pattern or situation that doesn’t work.

    and it’s not very easy, drat it all.

  62. I am working on letting go of my professional side and finding my way as a full time stay-at-home mom to my 3 children (7,6,4). While I feel bless to be able to do this right now, it is a transition for sure to conquer or perhaps more appropriately, to master. Like most aspects of life, I think this transition will be an ongoing dance.

  63. i trying to conquer my “overwhelmed” feeling. it pretty much paralyzes me to not even begin ANYTHING!

  64. rosa m. neno says:

    I am struggling with taking out time for ME. I spend my day off doing all the house chores, laundry, running errands to cleaners, post office, etc., and I feel guilty about missing the things I really love, like sipping tea, reading a good book, or THE GOOD BOOK, scrapping, etc. my husband is awesome and encourages me to just stop, breathe, and take time out for me, but I never do anymore. I need help!

  65. I wish I could conquer my FEARS! I have been dealing with anxiety attacks and clinical depression for over 20 years now. While I am feeling quite well emotionally lately, I feel crippled by the fear of past experiences (Start feeling well, step out of my comfort zone, add new things to my life, and then spiral down again), I want to feel empowered to do some of the things I’ve always felt I “couldn’t do” or “wasn’t good enough for”. I read your blog posts and find myself wanting to be a conquerer like you, and find ways to overcome the health issues and truly LIVE. Recently in our Relief Society we had a lesson from the Conference issue about being Conquerers through him who conquered all for us. I was so moved and touched, feeling as if the message was just for me. I find that same spiritual strength and encouragement from you, who I’ve met a few times, and follow regularly for such inspiration and hope! I WANT to be HER, but self doubt and fear hold me back. I would love to have a copy of the book. What lucky women who get to hear your address.

  66. I’m not sure that “conquer” is the appropriate term for what I would like to do. I think maybe “put to rest” is more suitable for mine: its my fear of inadequacy. I sense that trying to conquer this constant gnawing suspicion that who I am is somehow not enough would actually FEED it, rather than subdue it. I would love to learn to simply lay it aside like an unnecessary jacket on a hot day and then focus my energy on experiencing life with triumph and joy.

  67. Barb Putters says:

    I need to get organized in my craft room. I feel it’s blocking me from creating.

  68. Right now I am not really doing much conquering, more figuring out. Figuring out how to be the best mom to 4 kids in different stages of development. Figuring out how to make my house run more effeciently. Figuring out what God wants me to do with this season of my life…I feel a change coming, but not sure which direction it will be. So I am waiting and praying for direction.

  69. SueinMtVernon says:

    Currently, I am trying to conquer my weight issues. I’ve been overweight for too long and fear I may develop diabetes. Eight pounds down and 42 to go! I’ve given myself one year so wish me luck!

  70. I am transitioning from working in an office to working from home (still the same job). The transition is a bit more challenging than I thought. How to fit in physical movement (i.e. not hunched over my computer all day), healthy eating, household responsibilities (taking early morning calls before the kids leave for school), etc. The boundaries were much more familiar to me when I worked from an office.

    So I would like to conquer re-claiming my balance in this new work-life paradigm I’m living.

    Regardless if I’m selected, just putting these thoughts to paper, no matter how briefly, was enormously helpful! Thanks Stacy!!

  71. I would like to conquer my aversion to exercise; I need to exercise, I just don’t like to. I’ve tried various things, and the problem is, I have found none of them to be enjoyable. I end up doing something, like walking, because I have to and it’s not something I look forward to. The whole time I’m walking, I think about how I’d much rather be curled up with a book. So conquering my dislike of the physical (and gettng sweaty-yuk) tops my list.

  72. I would love to conquer this nagging hip injury that I currently have. It has been far too long since I was able to do simple things like taking a long walk or having a good sleep. I have lots of little things that I would like to complete like cleaning my craft room and other things in my house, but this injury is on the top of my list right now.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win, Stacy! I love Compendium!

  73. I would like to conquer the tendency to believe that the “her” that I am is not perfect just the way she (I) is/am. Sure, I could be thinner, could exercise more, could be more organized, disciplined, etc. etc. ad infinitum. But focusing on what I’m not prevents me from celebrating who I AM…and I’d like to get over that.

  74. I want to conquer imbalance in my life, more running my schedule and less being run by my schedule. I also need to conquer the clutter in my house! Thanks for your wonderful spirit that you so willing share with us all her in blogland.

  75. I want to continue to conquer my cleaning of my apartment; I truly hoard scrapbooking supplies and have an professional organizer helping me in my quest. My stash has flowed over into my dining room and my living room, as well as a few storage spaces and my spare 2nd bedroom. Gotta stop buyng and start using, as well as continue purging. That’s just one thing I want to conquer…believe me, there are more…worrying about losing a job and the financial ramifications, dealing with gaining weight after weight loss surgery, family difficulties, etc. Sorry to be a whiner, but this topic kinda makes it relevant. Anyhow, hope you have a great weekend! Love your blog!

  76. I would like to conquer my self doubt and self criticism. I’ve spent many years feeling badly about myself and it shows in all aspects of my otherwise wonderful life. My great husband and wonderful son derserve a wife/mom who really likes herself so I can be fully there for them…right now, I’m not. I need to conquer my thoughts that making myself happy ro doing for myself is not as ‘valuable’ as doing for others.

  77. I would like to give this book to a dear friend of mine who was diagnosed with breast cancer last May. She has since had a mastectomy and 13 lymph nodes removed. It’s a very aggressive cancer and she started her chemotherapy which will last a year. I think she would really appreciate a book like this.

  78. I would like to conquer so many things…
    My one little word is LESS because I want less weight, less clutter, less stress, less excuses. However, it’s so easy to get sidetracked. Right now I have a very sick dog – I don’t have any children, so he is my baby – and while I’m dealing with his issues, I feel like I can’t conquer anything. I’m ready to get everything under control so I can get back to conquering the issues that are preventing me from being the best that I can be.

  79. I’m struggling with my daughter wanting to quit piano lessons after two years. She does so well, I don’t want to see her throw it away and regret it like I did.

  80. I would like to conquer my mountain of excuses, and go out for a run :)

  81. i want to conquer my negative thoughts.

  82. Wow! This book sounds amazing! I would love to conquer the Chicago marathon that I am running in a few weeks and have been training for all Summer.

  83. Kathryn Benfiet says:

    After 2 years of major health issues and being unemployed on top of it, I am so discouraged that I can’t find a job. Not sure if it’s my age, the job market here in Oregon or what. I’m normally a positive person but I need to conquer my attitude of not feeling worthy. I feel so useless and unproductive and know that God has a plan for me. Love the book. Have a super fun time with your friends and co-workers!

  84. I am trying to conquer the inner voice that keeps saying I am “less than” others. Staying home with young kids is a difficult thing to do for me emotionally and I really need to conquer that battle before my kids are grown and I look back on this time realizing I missed the joy in it!

  85. I’m trying to conquer balance. A bit cliche but new responsibilities at work have me struggling to manage and juggle everything.

  86. Karen Schmidt says:

    I want to conquer the feeling toward my mother. She has Alzheimer and I’m not dealing with it very well. She is to the point of not being competent of herself and I can’t bring myself to help her to the bathroom. I look at my sisters and they have no problem with it but I just can’t. I feel bad so I avoid going over to see my dad which I know needs our help even if its just talking.

  87. I would like to conquer the last 50 lbs. I need to lose to be a healthier weight. I also need to conquer the paper clutter in my house. I save way too much and need to weed through it and recycle it so I have room for what I really use and enjoy. I am making a start today. I cleared off the area by my treadmill so I can get on it again. There is paper clutter where I would like to be scrapbooking right now…so if I get rid of that I can get back to what I truly enjoy doing.

  88. I am trying to conquer the wall I have for journaling and scrapbooking and even feeling productive about life…because of the conflicted emotions running around in my head…

    I want to write about my kids and about my grandma who lives next door – all the good things they have going on, my son is a senior in high school – what a great moment in time, my daughter is a pre-teen and has wonderful things in her life, my grand-mother has so many good family stories….

    …but my dad has been fighting cancer and has had to “give up the fight” medically. I know I should at least be privately journaling about that. His time is so limited now.

    I’m stuck – I feel like I can’t get a handle on the emotions enough to do any of it. How can I write a happy page when I feel so sad about my dad. I can’t seem to journal about him either. I feel like I’m in limbo….

  89. I am conquering a medical malpractice lawsuit – in fact that has been going on for 4 years – and I have still been taking classes with BPC and I am so, so happy about that. Yeah…Thank you for the chance to win this book. Have fun with the girls!

  90. Sara Padgett says:

    Since becoming a mom 8 years ago I have put everyone’s needs and wants in front of my own. My youngest just started Kindergarten and I am now taking some much needed “me” time. Over the past 8 years I have put on 15 plus pounds and haven’t really been taking care of me physically and mentally. I’m changing that right now and have signed up for a boot camp 3 days a week. I’m hoping to not only look better but actually feel better and have more energy. I’m hoping to also connect with friends in a different way now. Not necessarily as Emily and Ryan’s mom but as my own name. I need to figure out who I am as my own person.

  91. Tobi-Lynn Arnold says:

    what a fabulous book! wow! would love it!
    What am I trying to conquer? or need to conquer?
    okay —— conquer the last 10-15 pounds (I’m down 80 in 2 years), conquer my fear to starting my own business (bookkeeping), conquer my roadblocks to SIMPLIFY in all areas of my life!

    thanks Stacy!

  92. carol in seattle :) says:

    Thanks to you I am in love with Compendium books! I’m trying to conquer my dental phobia. I’ve spent the last two months with horrible toothaches and finally ended up in the chair at the oral surgeon. After two nasty extractions, I’m finally healing.

    I’m also trying to conquer the homework battle. My two youngest sons (7 & 9) are not quite remembering how to get in the school groove. But hopefully we’re getting there!

    I hope you have a blast at ScrapFest…wish I was there!

  93. I am trying to conquer comparison and pride. I love my family and my life, but occassionally I get caught up in thinking perhaps the grass is greener in someone else’s life. I want to be able to be 100% excited for what someone else has accomplished or achieved without thinking that some how I am not enough or left out. I am getting faster at fighting off the negative to enjoy the moment, but I would like to have them gone completely. I have my own plan and life to live, I want to live it to the fullest.

  94. I still have lots of things to conquer… But I think if I can conquer insecurity, everything else will fall into place.

  95. I am trying to conquer a cold! I am also trying to conquer being completely overwhelmed. My daughter will be starting school in less than a year, and I want to be completely and truly present in this time. I’m so afraid of missing it.

  96. I am completely overwhelmed with life right now. I’m trying to find perspective in the rat race/craziness/self-inflicted/not self-inflicted life I’m living currently. My sole goal, besides avoiding dropping anything that would truly cause damage, is to carve out a little bit of peace in each day, note my blessings at least as often as my frustrations, and avoid complaining. That’s it. Sound like this book might just be the little bit of peace I might need. Win or lose, I think I will have to check it out.

  97. I am trying to conquer my lifelong fear of inadequacy. For as long as I can remember, the people pleaser in me has had feelings of self-doubt; what I do or say is never good enough. I am learning to accept and love myself for who I am….learning to believe that I am enough. This book sounds very interesting in terms of overcoming this fear. Thanks for the recommendation, and for the chance to win. Have a wonderful time in The Twin Cities.

  98. Katie Scott says:

    I am trying to conquer…
    My goal of getting up at 5 am;
    Attaining my goal weight;
    The after school homework routine;
    That angst I get this time of year knowing that the holidays will be here soon & there is always so much to do;
    Oops got to go!

  99. I would like to conquer depression. I have battled it on and off throughout my life. I am on medication and probably always will be, but it doesn’t always do the job. I find that often everything sounds like too much work. Instead of looking forward to the holidays I think about how much work it is … all the decorating and cooking and shopping. I would just rather sleep. Or. maybe read … about other people doing things. I would like to battle the clouds back and really live.

  100. My desire to sleep in instead of going to the gym to get my exercise in. I *know* I’m healthier when I do it, but I still am choosing not to.

  101. My moutain of laundry! Just kidding (kind of.) I would just like to be more patient with myself and my kids.

  102. I would like to tackle some “real” writing. Like not just on a blog but for something else. We’ll see what happens ;)

  103. I am trying to conquer being still. Literally, in the sense I am recovering from a surgery and figuratively in the sense I realized by being stopped in my tracks medically, I have had to also stop being everything to everyone in my world. Letting go of the day-to-day control has been almost as exhausting as keeping up with everything that I had been doing. I am slowing seeing how God is showing I don’t have to do it all and it will be ok.

  104. Allie.Duckienz says:

    Oh Stacy, how I love you!
    I want to like to be healthy! I have body pain constantly and have strained my neck and back giving hugs to children :( I have been in bed for over a month now and I want to get better. I supplement to get back the minerals I am severely lacking. I no longer eat regular food as I found I had allergies. I am now on a raw green smoothie detox through Raw Divas. I am seeing a physio and will be getting accupuncture next week. I feel like I am on the right track but I want more. Please choose me to win this book. I will spread the love.

  105. lynne moore says:

    Oh, today is the day for tough thinking.
    (We were prompted with deep thinking in Mother LOAD today.)

    I need to figure out some healthier eating habits that the family will agree to try. I need to focus more on balancing life, I need to find a new place to exercise and after 10 years I am a little afraid to step into a different situation.

    Just a few “small projects” to work on…

  106. I want to get back my exercise program that I have dropped since injuring my shoulder (rotator cuff injury and fighting the development of frozen shoulder.)

  107. Kathy Dassel says:

    I would like to conquer getting my keepsakes from my parents home organized and displayed/stored/documented in such a way that others will know when I am gone the story of each. My mom died this summer, and with my father already gone, we are emptying out the house between my two sisters and I. As we come across a dish or linen we can remember it always being in our house, but some of the details are missing. I am trying to write down/document or something the things I know, or at least think I know so that my sons when they do this will have some idea of the age/history of important things. I really feel pulled to conquer this before I can continue with our current story.

  108. I would love to conquer my home painting projects. I painted my whole main floor and stairwell last spring except the bathrooms. I just can’t make myself pick up that brush and finish those main floor bathrooms. I’ve procrastinated them so ridiculously. And then there is the ongoing battle with weight. I lost 120 pounds through Weight Watchers in 2008 and 2009. I’ve kept if off…all but 6 to 8 pounds. I’m determined not to let those scales keep climbing, but whoa…it’s an ongoing battle. I so wish I could think and eat like a thin person would, whatever that is.

  109. I am trying to survive a crazy-busy season in life. All good, but busy! Blessings overflow.

  110. I would love to conquer the process for starting a small animal rescue and adoption center in my town. There are so many things to consider and so much red tape!

  111. I need to get out and really focus on making new friends. We’ve been here two years and it has been very difficult.

  112. I’m conquering (tackling??) my commitment to recording our lives. I’m finishing my scrapbook room, scanning negatives, filing prints, finishing scrapbooks, writing in journals for my children and helping them to find the love for documenting their own lives through journaling and doodles. It’s been a very time-consuming project that I can’t dedicate every second to, but imagine the treasures we’ll have in the future!

  113. I want conquer health problems due to hormonal imbalance, a lack of self-discipline, and genetics. I want to run and play with my children and my future grandchildren. I want to have the energy and the ability to conquer the mryiad of tasks and projects that I dream of doing. I no longer want to sit on the sidelines because of poor physical and mental health, I want to LIVE life, NOW!

  114. I’d like to conquer my apathy. It drains me of all motivation.

  115. I’m hoping to tackle inertia – I’ve been losing weight and have signed up to run myh first 5K next weekend with my daughter. Hoping I can make her proud!

  116. I would like to tackle my HOUSE! School has been in session for five weeks, so it is finally settling in. I really need to get my house back in order. Simple, possibly shallow, but true.

  117. Lisa Walton says:

    Hi Stacy, I would love the opportunity to win this book. This type of reflection is something that I think I really need in my life right now – plus anything you are “in love with” I am also bound to connect to. My life is at a real crossroads at the moment – most of it is of the happy variety but I just need to let go of the fear to totally and unconditionally trust in another human being and their character for my life to move in a whole new positive and happy direction for myself and my son. I am thinking that this book could really help. Thanks, Lisa

  118. You have inspired me yet again! The book sounds wonderful and I will have to check it out, BUT, I am thinking of the slumber party and the fun you ladies are making out of what could have been a different situation. (a “tion” of my own!) I think the “girls” in my life need such a fun slumber party, and I am going to find a hotel somewhere central and just do a night or two, order room service, swim in a pool, maybe a spa. Even the granddaughter (she is 8). A slumber party!! Thank you Stacey for all the smiles you add to my life.

  119. Tackling…my desire to complete the to do list. I get caught up in getting things done and miss the moment. I want to tackle the moment, savor it, live it!

  120. Brenda in Sunny SoCal says:

    I would like to conquer grazing. I eat my way trough the day instead of having actual meals and it’s not even healthy stuff im putting in my mouth either

  121. Daphne Massaro says:

    I have conquered in getting back to my passion of working with older adults at an Adult Day Center full time! I would like to conquer my home; laundry, dishes, organizing, exercising but most of all … my hobby of scrapbooking!!! Oh, I am her … I can do it!!

  122. Daphne Massaro says:

    I have conquered in getting back to my passion of working with older adults at an Adult Day Center full time! I would like to conquer my home; laundry, dishes, organizing, exercising but most of all … my hobby of scrapbooking!!!

  123. There are so many things that I would love to conquer, but my main thing is just to enjoy my babies…….every single minute! My last child just turned three. They grow up too fast! Since I can’t stop time, I want to spend every minute relishing in this time!

  124. I want to be more in the moment. Something I struggle with all the time…just want to enjoy what I’m doing right NOW, not thinking about what needs to be done in the next minute, hour, day, year. I fear I’m missing some sweet, special time with my boys. Boys I prayed God would bless me with, and bless me He did. I don’t want to miss out on them:0

  125. I would like to conquer so many things on my list but the main one right now is becoming a photographer. Trying to practice and learn more on my own and at my own pace.

  126. Lee Ann Galligan says:

    What a wonderful and inspiring book. I am trying to conquer so many things, but right now it is exercise. I am trying to walk more and make better food choices!!! Thanks for being such a uplifting person and blogger!

  127. I was just diagnosed with type 2 diabetes is what I want to do. I am going to conquer it!

  128. I am beginning to conquer the clutter that we have accumulated over the years. I have been focusing on the details of living a good life in a simpler way. To that end, we are getting rid of excess, focusing on family and the moments rather than the ‘stuff’ that is getting in our way. It makes me feel better and it’s helping lots of organizations as I box up things and send them to others who need it so much more than we do! It’s a long process, but we’re getting there a little more each day! Blessings to you!

  129. I am tackling another medical “speed bump” I turned 50 this year so it’s like the body says NO — but the want to says “go for it”. But this too shall pass. I survived Cancer I will learn to manage RA. I am having to slow down, say no more and for a slightly impatient person . . . well the Doctor call it a “speed bump” for a reason.

    I have discovered a few new crafts so I am organizing, planning and researching. Just waiting for the body to heal. Time may heal the body . . . but Scrapbooking and crafting heals the Soul. Someday, (soon I hope) Body and Soul will be back and better than ever, crafting once again.

  130. I need to conquer my reluctance to exercise right now. It has been one of those years where things have come up, my health issues, health issues with family members, construction at home, excuses, excuses. I’ve got to get back into a groove and put my health ahead of the excuses. Wish me luck. Have a fun trip.

  131. I want to tackle insecurity–our society gives us so many reasons to feel unworthly and it is time to get over that!

  132. I am going to conquer the task of getting my family more organized. I don’t do well when things are upside down and right now there are plenty of things to put right side up!!!! Getting 3 boys and a hubby to get on board may be the part I need to conquer first;)

  133. Heidi Muehle says:

    I am trying to conquer the changes that are coming my way with my youngest being a senior in high school this year. 3 have already gone to college, but with my last one making her plans to go it not only brings changes in her life but mine. What I have done for the last 25 years in raising children will now be coming to a different stage. So I am trying to conquer and understand the changes and feelings.

  134. Stephanie T says:

    I would like to leave the corporate world to begin making a real, important impact in the lives of others…but it’s so scary when the income is needed for my family.

  135. Kimberly Ann says:

    I need to conquer being on my own while my husband travels. We make such a team effort at home that it’s hard on me when he leaves and I have to do it all – car trouble, broken appliances, the dishes. It has not been a good week.

  136. I’m trying really hard to add regular exercise to my life. I’ve tried a number of activities and still can’t find one that’s fun enough that I don’t get bored and can do on my own (no relying on others for me!).

  137. i want to conquer university, i am so ready to be done, i’m only going into my second year though, so i’ll be halfway through soon!


  138. I need to find a job in the field I got a master’s degree in last year. I hate to leave the people I work with now. I need to be brave.

  139. I am trying to conquer my fear of being me. Most of my life, if my ideas differed from others in my family then I was told I shouldn’t feel, act, or think like that. I am working at realizing that it is good to be me.

  140. Terrie in AZ says:

    I want to conquer my fear of finally simplifying my life. From organizing to purging the excess to losing weight, (purging my excess weight) and in general living a simpler more focused life. Big dreams???? I think not, I think I’m just fearful of failing. I have been working at it for several years now and I think fear is holding me back…Baby steps right?

  141. This looks sooooo gorgeous. I would like to conquer my time wasting so I could achieve more in a more timely fashion.

  142. I am always working on my patience level.

  143. My mother is 86 years old and lives about 300 miles from me. My mountain to conquer is to get all of her legal affairs sorted and I have been postponing it for quite a while. It is so hard to see her deteriorating, and I’m not sure I know all the things I have to do…

  144. I want to reaffirm that God does have a plan for me and my family in spite of all the extremely difficult challenges that have been thrown in our path lately.

  145. I am conquering an empty nest, with my son away in his second year of university and my 11th grader at an arts academy boarding school (her idea and agreed to only after a multitude of convincing arguments, not to mention the begging and pleading). Both far away from where I live!

  146. I have rcently returned to teaching and have a very challenging Grade 2 class so I am trying to conquer these challenges and instill a love of learning in the children.

  147. tanya hughes says:

    Hello there greetings from Perth Western Australia…i love your blog and website…thank you so much!
    the thing i have to conquer at the moment is getting back into teaching after being a stay at home mum now for nearly 7 years…i am petrified to get back into the classroom…excited yes but also scared…7 years is a long time i have really enjoyed being at home…there is no urgency for me to work thank goodness i just feel with my youngest starting school next February the time has come…i love my family and feel all sorts of mixed emotions about working and being there for everyone…oh dear! this is a big thing i need to conquer – either i don’t and that is ok or i do and i have to make it alright too…choices…take care Tanya Hughes xxxx

  148. Sonya Everding says:

    I think we all have something that needs improving about ourselves. Mine happens to be confrontation. Confronting things that I make not like dealing with.

  149. Just work…and kids…and my husband…and some time for myself…I know I am not alone in this but sometimes I need a reminder that it is all OK and one step at a time is enough.

  150. After being a stay at home mum for the last 7 years. With my baby starting school I need to decide what to do next? Need to find direction and decide what I want/need to do!!!

  151. I just want more time in a day!! Would be great if I have a clone of myself, so we can get lots done in a day. haha..

  152. I would like to take out the clothes from my boys drawers that are too small & make more room, as well as store away the smaller clothes. Just can’t find the time to get to this, but it really is bothering me! Thanks for the opportunity, Jx

  153. What would I NOT like to conquer?? ;) Home organization, finding time to SB, better devotional/prayer time, wekkly menu plans, keeping track of childrens activities/sports??

    As a working single Mom to 10 year old twins (that totally light up my life!!) if I could accomplish one of these tasks I’d feel better off than I do right now…

  154. I’d like to lose some stuff in my life… The boxes that still need to be gone through from our move, some extra weight just to make myself healthier so I could be around a long time for my children, and definitely any negative thoughts or worries!

  155. I want to conquer my life! I am drowning right now with being a full time working Mom, a child with behaviour problems, all the responsibilities of running and upkeeping of a home and a loving husband who is more like having another child most times. Things have to change and fast before I lose my mind! I finally did something for me and just me…I signed up for a quilting class. It’s something that I’ve always wanted to learn and so I’m doing it! When I announced it to the family the other night, the look of shock was amazing. I must never do anything for myself because they just couldn’t get over it. Well guess what . . . I’m going to find me before they find my in the nut house!

  156. I would love to just BE for one day. To be happy and not worry, to be relaxed, to be able to sit on the couch and read my favorite magazine or book. To sit in quiet and spend uninterrupted time with the Lord Almighty. To eat junk food and enjoy the moment!

  157. Cyndy Recker says:

    Both kids are in school full time now and I have to figure out what my next step is. Fisrt up I have to finish my finding photo freedom organization of course! Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful book Stacy, just might might a great Christmas gift for my sister too.

  158. I would love to teach an aerobics class & feel great about it , I would love to throw away the scale, but most of all I would love accept my young adult kids JUST HOW THEY ARE without ANY expectations…

  159. I want to learn to enjoy my life right now. I have spent so many years trying to be better than I really am. I think it’s finally time to accept the fact that it’s enough to just be me.

  160. I would like to remember what I loved as a little girl and what my dreams were when the world was one big blank canvas… I think this is too often lost when we grow up and start to believe that the most important thing is to be wearing what everyone else is wearing and vacationing where everyone else is vacationing and so on and so on… we essentially lose ourselves and start to base our value on how much we are ‘like’ the girl next door… it sounds kinda big when I lay it out like that but I would very much like to conquer getting back to my basics and realizing my own unique value…

    …and it would be super cool if I could also find time to re-organize the pantry :)

  161. Cheri Stine says:

    I want to be able to say “NO” to requests for my time that I don’t want to give without feeling guilty or to be able to readjust my thinking so that I do not feel resentful when I do agree to something that I wasn’t planning on doing, to mentally say,”I now choose to do this.” Thanks! Just writing it down makes my realize I can do this.

  162. You always have something so inspiration I would love a chance to win one of these books -

  163. Cindy McDannol says:

    I would love to continue to give more to me. I am trying to let the caregiver in me begin to release the idea that I can let others be on their own. I can say no. I can be kind to myself. I can remove responsibility from my shoulders and enjoy the remainder of my life doing what I like to do. I can embrace my One Little Word….Freedom.

  164. I will be 50 years old soon and I am hoping to conquer college. It has been a winding road but if I can turn one more corner I will see the end of the road. I am close to my goal but it is very hard to carve out time myself. My youngest will head to college in a few short years and I want to set a good example.

  165. May I say menopause?! It definitely needs to be conquered some days!

  166. I am trying to conquer some organization issues. Yes, my creative memory keeping supplies are involved – but the everyday NOT so creative paper in my home is an issue too. I have missed two wedding RSVPs and a shower in the last month!

  167. I really want to conquer organizing my house. Which could be big or small depending on how you look at it.

  168. I’m trying to conquer organization. I need to get the house organized better and get rid of more clutter.

  169. I would just like to feel rested. My work schedule is stressful, crazy, busy and requires long hours. My home schedule, although not as demanding, requires a large portion of my time. Therefore, I am always functioning, it seems, on sleep deficits. I go to bed early but wake up just about every night around 2am with my brain all a buzz reviewing my plan for the next day or thinking about what I did not get done today or did I forget to do something. Ahhhhhhhhhh, need to shut the brain off so it can rest.

  170. I am trying to conquer my weight. One day at a time…I try to eat healthier and get a little movement in…baby steps.

  171. Ha…I just want to conquer life in general..balancing, work, family, and time for me….

  172. I would like to conquer expectations, especially the unrealistic ones! They’re everywhere in my life right now, and the majority are self-induced guilt producers…yes, I’d like to conquer expectations and all the “shoulds” in my life! Thanks for sharing your inspiring life with all of us!

  173. I’d like to conquer life in general. I seem to be running on empty and trying to catch up all the time. I want to figure out a better plan to keep me grounded, full of energy and with a postivie attitude, too!

  174. I want to conquer the world but have so little stamina and energy. I find it sooo.. frustrating and beat myself up regularly for my inability to do it all. I’m trying to enjoy the feeling of productivity that comes with each day no matter how much or how little I was able to accomplish. :)

  175. I want to conquer self-worth. Having a terrible time feeling, knowing that I am worthy – of anything, everything.

  176. I would love to conquer this “new teacher” feeling. I got my first middle school teaching job this fall, after only teaching elementary school kids. Big changes, new-more in depth subject, takes more time/planning/research and still learning ropes of a new school. Leaves me feeling overwhelmed, but I will conquer it! :)) (running and prayer are helping! ;))

  177. I’d like to conquer that I seem to come last. Last to have “me” time, to exercise/lose weight, buy myself something special or treat of a personal service, last to choose the movie/TV show, etc…and when it is my turn I feel guilty.

  178. Wow, hard to pick just one thing I want to do. The list is long and doesn’t ever seem to get smaller. I want to get organized – and that covers a lot on my to do list. Most especially, I would like to get my craft room organized. I’m a messy crafter and my craft room never gets beyond the organized chaos state.

  179. I would like to conquer my impatience with my mom, who has dementia….but doesn’t realize it. It’s so easy to get impatient with her, but I have to remember she is a different person now, and it’s not her fault. Time alone with God is extremely helpful, but there are days when I don’t spend the time. Ultimately, I guess…I need to find that time to worship and pray and praise and listen….Then I can conquer anything!

    Wow! That was revealing to me! :-)

  180. In a few years I plan on retiring but would like to know what I want to be when I grow up. I have been trying to figure this out for sooo many years. I am also looking for my purpose in life.

  181. I need to conquer my habit of staying up till the wee hours of the morning and then sleeping in till late morning. I’m missing that special light of the early morning and the quiet hours just after the sun appears!

  182. i need to conquer my terrible habit of procrastination and figure out why i get so overwhelmed with things. (i am definitely NOT a perfectionist, so that can’t be it!!)

  183. theresa Ferran says:

    I just want to conquer the laundry room……..for now anyway.

  184. Looking for balance between family, career, and work. Trying to find peace from within.
    I AM HER

  185. My family is about to embark on an 8 week Healthy Family Challenge. This could be life changing! We have a wellness coach and a dietitian devoted to our success. All I can say is THIS will be a challenge for me the mother of 5 who works full time and who has a spouse who works the opposite shift. As Stacy says, this is BIG!

  186. I want to scrapbook again. We moved over a year ago and I just haven’t made time for that creative outlet in my life.

  187. I have been working very hard on studying for a National Certification exam in my chosen field. I would like to find the calm that I need to become more aware of the confidence I need to pass this test.

  188. I want to conquer my lack of patience. This is so difficlt for me! I am working on it though. I’m just wound a little too tight :)

  189. I am in the time of my life where I have a teenager, whose life is crazy busy and aging parents who require a lot of my time. I need to conquer or figure out how not to be bitter when called upon to help them out. I have to literally slow myself down when dealing with my mom and focus on helping and try to create new memories with her instead of the bitterness I sometimes feel! Ahhh the time of our lives!


  190. This looks like more fun than a Smashbook! (Which I was thinking of getting, now I have another option. Oh! So many choices.) What to conquer…..well I’m a single girl again, so I would like to get into a routine of sorts that has ME in it. It’s a little hard to think only of me, I’m trying.

  191. I would like to start taking time for myself and doing something for myself! I ALWAYS am doing for others (which I love!) but I NEVER do anything for myself. I think I do this to a fault. This book might be a great start! Thanks!

  192. i want to conquer my house. with work and boys playing sports we are never home and it is completely neglected. laundry piling up. you cant see the kitchen table. and toys and clothes everywhere! its like living in a closet. and i see no light at the end of the tunnel :( maybe this book will provide a few moments of peace :))

  193. Kim Burningham says:

    I have a friend who is Struggling with her health right now. ( she is SLOWLY dieing). She recently lost her hearing and there is some indication that its permanent . I think this book would be a wonderful thing for her as she comments all the time on how lonely the silence is. I think this would help her immensely!.,as well as those of us who are supporting her. Thanks!

  194. I am trying to conquer so many things… healthy stuff including more sleep, cherishing and noting the moments as my teens stretch their wings and flutter and my fear at writing out my first resume in YEARS!

  195. My fear of change. We will likely be moving this winter to either the desert southwest or the East coast. I’m a Kansas girl, so whichever we choose will be quite a bit different than anyplace I have ever lived, and I often find myself worrying about how we will deal with all of the issue that come from living in a new place and having to make new friends.

  196. As my friends and I begin turning 50, we are struggling to find our “voice” for the next chapter of our lives. I know it will help me, but I think it would make great birthday gifts too.

  197. I’d love to conquer the challenge of finding the perfect balance of being a mom and working full time, if that is something possible. I’d settle for taming the growing pile of paper clutter that seems to keep growing no matter how hard I try to keep it organized!
    Thanks for the great opportunity! Have fun!

  198. I would like to conquer the clutter in my life…physically the stuff that needs to be picked up around the house and mentally the stuff in my head :)

  199. Ashley Thomas says:

    I would like to conquer being a Mom. I am currently 7 months pregnant and really overwhelmed with what’s going to happen in the next 3 months. My VERY supportive husband has put up with 7 months of my worries, doubts, fears, and tears. I just want to feel that I’ll do ok at this…Thanks!

    • The unknown is always the scariest and later you wonder what all the freaking out was about! You will be a great mom BECAUSE you have been doing all this “what if” thinking now. It will be out of your system for the most part. Sure, there will be crazy stuff ahead, but have faith that you will do what needs to be done and what is best for your family. Listen to that inner voice that says “I can do this” because you can!

  200. I’d like to conquer impatience. It rises to the surface too easily, and it is never a good thing.

  201. I’d like to make time to conquer the unorganized piles that are sprinkled throughout the house. They feel overwhelming and I need to conquer it one bite at a time.

  202. I am trying to save my marriage. My husband and I have grown apart. We are working to build our relationship back. To be a happy family again.

  203. The thing I would most like to conquer in my life is my weight issues. I have a wonderful husband who makes me laugh everyday, 2 amazing kids who also make me laugh everyday, a career I feel is important and worthwhile, and I started going back to school to get my art degree. I am so happy with my life…I’m so unhappy with my weight, With all these other happy, wonderful parts of my life, it’s my weight that I think of when I first get out of bed. It makes me sad to say that. That’s what I need to conquer.

  204. I would like to conquer the feeling of wanting to change the future that I cannot change. Our family will be challenged soon with a change in my spouse’s job, an international move, and then a deployment. I’ve found myself holding a grudge against anything or anyone involved in this change. I want to conquer the grudge and move on.

  205. hmmmm….there are so many things right now that i feel as though i should be doing, they should be completed, or started or just….i feel as though i am just spinning in circles and i can’t put my foot down and start anything….from house organization, crafting, weight, exercise, kids….and now the dog has a huge hot spot on his back and i scratch around it for him so he doesn’t go insane…… sigh…..

  206. I wanted to conquer this battle with creating balance and just realize that while I may strive for balance it is okay to try and just accept where I am.

  207. I would like to conquer the ability to just be present in each moment of my life; especially with my young children. Whenever I do just focus on my time with them everyone is happier. I also know that the time I have with them is really so brief and I want it to be meaningful. So I have got to just let go of other things that are getting in the way and remember that nothing else is as important as spending quality time being present with my family.

  208. Patience
    I need to learn this!
    Anybody have any suggestions?

  209. My self doubt.

  210. Stacy you always share the coolest stuff! I’m interested in looking at this more closely.

    There are a lot of things I’d like to conquer in my life right now, but the biggest at the moment is to just get healthy again – mentally and physically. Two years ago I went back to work full-time after being a stay-at-home mom for 8 years. Stress levels went waaay up, I gained back 30 pounds, no exercise, relationships suffered, house is filthy, I didn’t really even *like* the job never mind love it and most importantly my kids were sad. It wasn’t pretty. So after a lot of anxiety & discussion we made a family decision that I’d be temporarily unemployed for awhile. I’m giving myself a deadline until the new year to get my act together and then I’m going to look for part-time work. It’s scary in this economy to do this, but now that I’ve done it I’m finding all kinds of ways to procrastinate and that has got to stop…

  211. I need to conquer so many things :) … but let’s start with dealing with/accepting the past for what it is and leave it in the past. I would also like to conquer the dust bunnies and piles of laundry.

  212. Well I want to conquer the mess that is my desk. It’s been building since summer started and has taken a way back burner to summer fun. Now that summer’s over I really need to get this organized.

  213. Brenda DellaVecchia says:

    Eating well.
    Exercising again.
    Keeping up with the house. (I’m a flylady fan.)
    Eating at home.
    . . . are at the top of my list.

  214. I really want to conquer the whole PRIORITIZING thing. As a mom, and like so many other moms out there, I try to ‘do it all’. If I could just take a step back, take a breath, whatever they say…maybe that could help. I try to do the best I can at everything, and just think that I spread myself too thin. Gotta figure out how to be the best me, and be happy with it.

  215. Grandma Shelley says:

    I would like to conquer the pile of photos that I have to scrap for my 4 beautiful grandchildren! With work and of course taking 9 million pictures of those 4 beautiful grandchildren I just don’t seem to have enough time to scrap everything that I want. I know I just need to relax and do one page at a time…there now I really feel better! Thank you for the opportunity to win such a super prize! Have a GREAT weekend everyone!

  216. I would like to conquer the lazies that say “not today” when I should be strength training in my new program. I haven’t been at it enough days for it to be a habit yet. I would like to conquer the sweets or salties craving and eat fruit or veggies. I would like to conquer the many little things I need to do around here that are piling up. Most of all, I’d like to conquer the self-sabotage I sometimes engage in and be more of a friend to myself.

  217. Jenny McGee says:

    I would like to conquer my “THINGS TO DO LIST”. That is things to do in the house, things to do with scrapbooking, things to do with my kids, work, fun, never ending errands, etc. Also, I need to conquer my computer time. I love checking in on the scrapbooking blogs every day. IT is a big time waster. thanks for a chance to win.

  218. I want to conquer my fear of inadequency and write that book I’ve had in my heart for over 10 years. So many self-doubts enter and other things come up when I sit down to write, but I want to conquer that giant and put pen to paper.

  219. I would like to conquer the piles in my den – to make my work desk and my project desk usable again. Then maybe I could actually do a project!

  220. Gosh Stacy, I would really like to conquer my weight problem. There were so many things I could say I want to conquer, but to be real, and honest, that is what I not only want, but need to do. I was bawled out today by my children’s pediatrician at the amount of weight my children have gained in the past year. I have to be honest that this year has been a tough one for all of us. I want to reevaluate everything I am doing incorrectly and try to make things better for all of us.

    Amy B.

  221. I want to conquer the 1/2 Rock n Roll Marathon in my hometown of San Antonio TX. I’ve got the desire and a new pair of running shoes…

  222. I want to conquer my credit card bills to be done with them once and for all and I would like to conquer the many unfinished pages, cards, books that I have started but never finished for one reason or another.

  223. I am trying to conquer my worry about whether my husband and I will ever be able to have kids. After 3 years, we got pregnant and had a miscarriage 6 weeks ago, now we are trying again and I am keeping the faith. Would love a copy of the book to keep me going!

  224. We moved just about a month ago across the country, from Arizona to South Carolina. I am working right now to conquer my fear of the unknown. We were very settled and happy in AZ and I find myself tearful as I think of the dear friends we have left behind. It is time for me to embrace our new possibilities here and to write the next chapter of our life story.

  225. i am working to conquer the clutter in my life… both physical and mental. hope you are enjoying the conference!! love the book.

  226. I’d love this book! What I’m trying to conquer right now is my health. I’m 24 and had a liver transplant last year. My health is not great, and it seems like every time I fight through one obstacle, I cannot even catch my breath before the next one comes along. My goal is to focus on myself and my healing even though I want to return to college, accomplish other things, etc. I need to just pause and rest for this part, to focus on devoting my time to things like therapy, keeping stress low, treatments, etc. rather than packing my schedule and running my body down. Focusing on this is hard for me and I need some inspiration!

  227. I am trying to conquer each day with an exceptionally challenging groups of first graders, trying to make learning fun, engaging, inspiring and joyful while still being a joyful, kind and patient mommy when I return home at the end of each day. Wish me luck!

  228. Awesome book!! Thanks for sharing the inspiration.

    I am releasing negative thought patterns and choosing to live a happy life.
    I am worthy!!

  229. What a beautiful book…. I would love to conquer my fear of stepping out on faith. There are so many things that I want to do in my life, have yet to do, but somehow I always seem to get in my own way.

  230. ha hahha haa, it’s SO APPROPRIATE! we’ve moved to a new house where every single possible surface has been painted in funky colors! now, i know that you LOVE COLOR and i’m a bit of a fan myself as well, but unfortunately the colors are just funky (and they didn’t do a very good job), so i have been spending all my free time (=when my 2-year old son sleeps) painting, painting, PAINTING the house.. it’s fun to see it coming along, but at times i just hope i was already done with it (it’s been over a month now) so i could get some stuff organized already!

  231. Conquer the thought that if I knew then what I know now I wouldn’t have chosen to be a mother. I want to feel at peace with this new phase of my life.

  232. I need to conquer self-doubt, fear and the feelings of inadequacy that creep in and try to derail me. Staying focused on priorities and the things that really matter helps. Loving friends and family are encouraging and supportive, we try to do the same. Life is just hard. Overcoming is part of the journey…

  233. Now I wish I was in Minneapolis this weekend! :) The book sounds intriguing and inspiring. We women do have the strength to conquer things, don’t we?

    I want to conquer the rest of my unpacked boxes from our move…in July. I was waiting to finish organizing until I sent four of my five kids off to school (I wanted to spend more of my summer playing with them instead of unpacking)…but then we ended up homeschooling, so I desperately need to get the house in order!

  234. I’m wanting to conquer my new routines… I used to work weekend nights up until a couple of weeks ago, and now I do weekday days… Being up before 6 was a stretch to start with, but now I’m getting used to it, so I’m getting into cleaning and cooking habits again so I can get my free time back… I make an effort to do at least a little organising each day to get a better space and free up my time for crafty goodness!

  235. I’m ready to conquer all of the paper/bills that come into my house. I don’t have a system for putting it away/sorting/filing it – I need to come up with one and then ATTACK it!!

  236. I would like to conquer the challenge of being a new “empty nester.” I have one son, now away at college, and I miss him very much. I know he’s healthy and happy, which is what counts, but I miss the feeling of being needed (foe meals, laundry, etc.) on a daily basis. I am working to define this new phase of my life and could use all the encouragement I can get:)

  237. This is horrible…but since I’ve been working for a year…I need to super conquer my house! Cleaning & organizing it that is! Yikes…so much to do so little time!

  238. I want to conquer my health…..actually healthful habits.Long term healthy habits that I will not give a second thought to a year form now, when I struggle and allow it to be the focus of my day. You know the saying “get off the couch”, it is just that easy…what isn’t is maintaining it.

  239. I would like to conquer distraction! Between working in a job with families in crisis, volunteer service at church, raising three kids and trying to be a wife and home-maker, I feel scattered. Distractions and interuptions interfere with my ability to balance all the facets of life and cause stress.

  240. stephanie costello says:

    I need and will conquer the constant doubt of being an understanding and effective parent when tough love is needed. aieeeeeeeeeee !!!

  241. I would like to conquer the clutter in my house. I made a start over the summer, but have lagged since returning to my second grade classroom in late August. I feel such peace when I clear out an area. Less stuff to distract me, less stuff to clean around, just less = more peace for me. Thank you for the opportunity to win. I absolutely love the look of the book.

  242. I’m ready to conquer my fear and quit my job. My heart aches to be home again and to enjoy the things with my children that I have turned into a grouch about doing because I have such a time deficit. I am tired of having to choose between reading to a child and exercising, or between cooking dinner and washing clothes, on a daily basis.

  243. bea medwecky says:

    I want to conquer job burn-out. I need to work another 10 years at least but I am so burned out that at this moment I can’t see that happening. I do not have an ounce left in me to keep teaching poor, needy kids. After doing it for 18 years, it has finally drained me of all joy in my work (and this year, all joy in my life!) I really need to conquer this.

  244. I have decided to go back to school. Not a huge thing, but I am 54 yo. I have days that I question my decisions and other days that I know that I have made the right decision. (Lots of praying involved on those days) To conquer chemistry and biology, again, after 30 years is a large plate full for me. To conquer this would give me the courage to do the next year with more confidence..

  245. I need to conquer the way I feel when I work full time. I do long-term sub jobs for teachers out on maternity leave. And while I do them, I feel like the world’s worst mom. I forget to send in paperwork for my kid’s schools, I forget the specialty school supplies the need, and I feel like I don’t see them. I have to figure it out…. I have about 2 years before I have to work fulltime all the time, and I need to be comfortable in both roles.

  246. I am trying to conquer too many things at once! don’t we all? right now I am trying to conquer pulling up all the carpet in my house to expose hardwood floors, organizing all the paper that accumulates daily in my life AND helping my son overcome fears in facing new challenges at college and praying he can find a part time job……….WHEW! That is a short list. (left off laundry and my 7-6 job). Thanks for the giveaway!

  247. Marsha Hamilton says:

    I am simply trying to conquer weight loss. I’m working really hard and I feel really good!
    Thanks for the opportunity to receive a book.

  248. What am I trying to conquer? Hmm…mainly, my bad habit of procrastination. But don’t worry…I’ll conquer it eventually. :)

  249. For me I am taking the steps into following my dreams and not just thinking about it. It is very scary truth be told but it’s I want show my kids that you’ll never know unless you try. So here goes nothing.

  250. I am trying to conquer my problem with disorganization and clutter around the house. I am a stay-at-home mom and struggle getting motivated every day.

  251. I am trying to conquer infertility. The past year and a half has brought me two ectopic pregnancies, emergency surgery to remove my tube when the second ectopic ruptured, surgery to unlock my other tube, countless injections, bloodwork, and appointments with the reproductive endocrinologist and worst of all, more heartache than one person should have to deal with. I’m constantly trying to reframe my thinking to be more positive, but sometimes it is really hard. I often find comfort in the written word. Sometimes all it takes to motivate me to move forward is an inspirational quote or a kind note from a friend. I am currently waiting to see if my most recent (and aggressive) cycle has worked. Even on the most difficult days. I have to hold on to hope.

    • Hi Jen,

      I am saying a special prayer for you tonight. A prayer that you are able to have the child you dream of. I too suffered with infertility & went through all the procedures so I understand the heartache and empty feeling. Unfortunately I was never able to conceive. I am now almost 50 years old & my life is blessed even though the heartache is sometimes still there. I am blessed to have 2 beautiful step-children. My step-son has a child of his own & I am fortunate enough to get to spend a lot of time with him. God has a special plan just for you… of that I am certain.

  252. I would like to conquer the feelings of resentment I have towards my brother for bailing on his responsibility to help take care of my elderly mother. She lives in another city. I am basically her sole caregiver while taking care of my own family which consists of two active teenagers and a husband with a demanding career. I’m running as fast as I can and it’s never fast enough to keep up with everything that needs to be done.

  253. Margaret Burton (Meggie) says:

    We’ve been moving over here from the coast and were trying to conquer the move.
    Our son and I were ready to go move stuff last Wednesday but we were stopped because my husband told us there were too many bills. Its been frustrating especially when most of my scrapbooking items are still over there.

  254. I am trying to conquer kindergarten. After losing my job in June when my former school closed (lack of enrollment), I was blessed with a new job. Only it’s kindergarten. And I never wanted to go below 2nd grade. So this is a big HUGE challenge for me. I feel like I don’t even have a clue, but I sure get a lot of hugs every day. And thank goodness for pinterest. And I laugh a lot. So maybe that’ll make up for my lack-o-knowledge of all things kinder-y.

  255. Jenn Guymon says:

    I am trying to conquer my weight. I am back on thyroid medication that helps balance things out and I started karate a few weeks ago. So far, I have lost 15 pounds. I just did a 5K this morning and finished in 55 minutes. I feel good, but I know I have a long way to go. 160 pounds to be exact.

  256. i’m trying my best to work on decluttering this house of mine. it’s been long overdue. with drastic changes coming up in our family, it serves as motivation to get things done soon! thanks for the chance!

  257. I am trying to conquer my fears and get a job in what I got a degree in.

  258. I am trying to conquer many things right now. I am a single mother with two kids both highly active and involved in sports year round. My son is a Senior so I am dealing with all the emotional, pivotal decisions that go with him and how different things will be in our house one year from now. I also have a daugher in 6th Grade so am dealing with her emotional, growing up-too-fast changes. In addition, I work full time and part-time to make ends meet and they still aren’t quite meeting so that is a constant stress. I just moved into a new position at my full time job so am trying to learn everything about it. I am perpetually tired and can’t get everything done so while my house is clean, it is very cluttered and also is a huge stress to me but can’t seem to find the time or energy to conquer it. I remain hopeful. . .

  259. I am trying to conquer my fears about pursuing photography. It’s easy to hide behind my day job, my age, my insecurity. Much harder to just get to it.

  260. Sara Mangan says:

    So many things I am trying to conquer. Being more patient with my kids and eating a lot more veggies are just a few.

  261. I’m trying to conquer the feeling that I’m not smart and second guessing myself all the time. I have been working on this for some time now and some days it seems to be better but then I hear a comment from a co worker or someone I just run into and the feelings all resurface again. This has been a journey for me and with the grace of all the positives in my life I will be able to conquer it someday! Thanks for the chance to win
    Lisa Trumm

  262. I am trying to conquer GUILT! I need to stand up for myself and say NO when I feel overwhelmed! I work full time, juggle all of the after school activities for my 4 children, maintain the house, and then try to enjoy the weekends. My husband does not seem to understand that we ( especially I ) need a day of rest! He continually plans camping, rafting, hiking etc… trips for our weekends. I need to have time in my house as do my children. I need to have time to get groceries to replenish the refrigerator and pantry. I need to have time to do the laundry from the week. So I say NO and then he is sad or mad and I begin to feel the guilt of not doing it all. So I am back to the beginning here…I am trying to conquer GUILT and feeling ok with NO.

  263. Sharon Andrews says:

    Im trying to conquer just getting by everyday with constant pain. Its very easy to get depressed, especially when you cant accomplish what you would like to do, or know you can do but just dont have the energy for. For someone who used to be so full of energy and life it is so frustrating to not be able to do even the basic daily household tasks and then of course beat myself up about not being able to do anything because i have to sit and stare at the messy filth and clutter thats building up. I want to conquer this and start LIVING AGAIN not just existing as i feel like i have wasted life away lately. I have to force myself to “DO” for 15 mins every day and build up from there. That book sounds fantastic and i appreciate the opportunity to win a copy. Im looking forward to part 2

  264. I am trying to conquer my laziness. As in get into a regular exercise routine and stick with it. I tend to be ‘on’ and go hard then stop completely. I’d like to just put in a smaller consistent sustainable effort.

  265. Kathy Meredith says:

    I am going to conquer my weight issue! My “word” for this year is change and I’ve had a lot. Mostly for the good. I’ve retired, had a daughter and 2 granddaughters move in temporarily (we hope!), have lots of volunteering to do which is a big change from just working all the time, conquered (at least for the moment) my out-of-control scrapbook supplies and am looking forward to conquering the weight issue! I need to exercise more, and figure out why I sabotage myself! I have also had to conquer my shopping habit (though I probably have enough scrapbook supplies to last my life!!)

  266. I am working now to conquer the downward spiral I seem to be allowing with regard to my health. I have gotten sloppy with food, and inconsistent with exercise. There are some contributing factors, but I feel that my personal integrity has been compromised.

  267. Right now I am trying to conquer my life. I have recently seperated from my husband, and i am trying to figure out things on my own. It wont be easy but I am doing what I feel is best for my children and myself. I need to find me again.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win what sounds like an awesome book.

  268. Right now I am trying to conquer the struggles to keep my girls happy and my soul nourished while my husband is deployed. I have been feeling down the past week and I am trying to explore why I am feeling this way. Being a single mom while my husband is gone for 6-7 months at a time is difficult some days. I have little time for myself and then I cannot unwind once the little ones are in bed.

  269. I’m trying to conquer cleaning my house. It piles up (literally). I want to be more organized with the house- I know I will feel more free to be creative when I get this under control!

  270. I want to conquer my arthritis. I lose so much productive time because of this. Need to figure out a good ibuprofen dose and schedule and keep up my exercise and get good rest. I know all that will help. Just need to dedicate myself to it. I’ve so much to do!

  271. I am trying to conquer a mutitude of emotions. My daughter and grand-daughter have left my home to join her husband (They are a military family, and with the arrival of a new baby requiring specialized medical care for her first 6 mos of life, she and the baby stayed with me), I am excited they get to be a family and the baby has done so well, proud of my daughter as she faced this difficult pregnancy and beginning to her family, and lost without them. I am also preparing my home for my mother to move in due to her health. A roller coaster of emotions as well. I have just started to journal and am finding comfort in the written word.

  272. I would like to conquer my personal demons (inner thoughts and visions) that I am overweight, because in reality I am a size 12, I just wish I could see me as me and be happy!

  273. I am trying to conquer clutter in my home. I am taking it in small chunks. Sometimes as you always say – a lot can get accomplished in 15 minutes…

  274. I am trying to conquer my past and insecurities. I thought that I had a handle on them, but recent events show me it is obvious that I don’t. At the risk of losing my family and marriage, I need to face these demons once and for all.

  275. Dee Cummins says:

    I am -suddenly- 64 years old and I’m evaluating my dreams to see if I can still reach them. Suddenly, it seems too late.

  276. I am sure we all feel like we have so many things to conquer and really we do. We live in a busy, busy time with our lives and priorities being assaulted from many directions. And through all of this-mothering, being a wife and the many other roles and duties we have, we also must be true to ourselves. I guess for me, I need to conquer the distractions and find the essence of myself and be true to her.

  277. I’m working on conquering how to best care for my elderly mother, who is not being cooperative, and is in early dementia, which is not allowing her to make rational decisions. It is such a difficult time, and I find myself withdrawing from others to try to deal with the situation…I could use some empowerment right now.

    • Been there, done that, bought the T-shirt. Trying to care for my mother during the early stages of dementia literally took all the joy out of life and all the strength from my spirit. Her disease progressed to the point that it became impossible, and not safe, for her to live alone. even with the help I had going in to her home every day. I had to make the decision to find a care center for her. And became crippled with guilt. I got some help from a friend of mine who is also a counselor. She instructed me to say to myself as many times a day as I needed to, “there is nothing I couldn’t have done to change the situation”. I went from several times a day to a few times as week. It has been another year now and my mother doesn’t even know me anymore. But….strangely enough, that was the beginning of my own healing. My mother is content, safe and happy in her world and no longer looks to me to put everything back the way it was. This is long, sorry, just wanted to let you know that there are many of us out there who know exactly what you are going through. I promise, you and your mother will be ok.

      • That should have said, “There was nothing I COULD have done to change the situation”
        Couldn’t figure out how to edit:)

  278. I want to conquer my night owl syndrome. I won’t go to bed on time and I don’t like being in a daze during the day sometimes.

  279. I am the one trying to conquer the laundry pile (folding, it is at least clean). Would love this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  280. Aimee Smith says:

    I am trying to conquer my new role as a stay at home mom. Until recently I was a school teacher. It has been such an adjustment! I love my little guy and I just want to be the best mom ever! I need to conquer the new schedule and new role and conquer it triumphantly!

  281. i want to conquer today. that is all.

  282. I would like to conquer my fear that my husbands and my values are becoming more opposite each other and I’ve long held the belief that what makes a marriage work is having similar values. Hmm, bit more revelation than I usually provide on a blogsite but reading your blog does that too me :)

  283. Hello! I would just like to offer my thanks for the super information you have here on this post. I will be coming back to your site for more awesome info soon.

  284. i am trying to conquer patience. We have recently had a fire in our home, everybody is safe, and I am realizing that nothing will happen quickly to get our lives back in order. I need to be patient and thankful for this moment in time.

  285. I am trying to conquer my lack of self-esteem. I am having a couple rough months and my life seems to be drifting from those I love most and it is affecting me in weird ways. Thanks for the opportunity

  286. Hi Stacy!
    I was at the Creative Connection Event and heard you speak. You were one of my favorite speaker for the whole weekend. I was hoping you could send me the quote you used in the book from your speech. I didn’t have time to write it down, but I really loved it. I may have to go right out and buy the book! Thank you so much!!!

    • hello Karen,

      I’m just about to post more information about this book. I will share the quote in this next post. Thanks for visiting my site!!

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