Today’s reads are for anyone looking for courage: to ask hard questions, to say no to a great opportunity, to bravely speak up, and to finally slow down. Enjoy your weekend, friends.

jones design company

Who Am I? by Emily for Jones Design Company

“I sat there on the sand listening to the rhythmic crashing of the waves for a long time. Praying, crying, thinking, searching, breaking. I’ve been in that praying-crying-thinking-searching-breaking spot ever since, continuing to ask the question: Who Am I?

After nearly nine months of introspection (which, by the way, hasn’t stopped since that day on the beach. It’s been a big, hard, heavy, messy year) I’m one step closer to finding an answer.”


Aliza Latta

I Turned Down a Book Deal and This is Why by Aliza Latta

“I thought being published was the epitome of success. I thought I would have something worthwhile to tell people when they asked me what I did for a living. I thought I would write this book but I was thinking that for all the wrong reasons.”

Leeana Tankersley

When it’s Time to Speak Louder by Leeana Tankersley

“I talk with a lot of women, and one thing I hear over and over again is I feel like I’ve lost myself. For too many of us, some of the most beautiful parts of us have gone dormant. And we are longing to go in search of them and gently wake them up.”

(P.S. Leeana’s book Brazen: The Courage to Find the You That’s Been Hiding is another one I’m looking forward to this year! It releases in April – check it out!)

100 Huntley Emily P Freeman

Is Your Soul Being Held Hostage By Hustle? 

Thankful to 100 Huntley for having me as a guest last week on their show. I enjoyed every minute with their team and was thrilled to talk about what it really means to celebrate our smallness.