As I was feeding him, I looked at The Fringe Hours on Amazon.
Y'all, do you know what it said?
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
Thank you for believing in me.
Thank you for believing in this message.
Thank you for spending your hard-earned money.
Thank you for your tweets, Facebook messages, Instagrams and emails.
Thank you for your kind reviews.
Thank you for buying the book for your friends and family members.
Like I said on Tuesday, The Fringe Hours is my love letter to you. I believe so strongly in this message that I have spent the past 18 months pouring into this book in my own fringe hours — around a full-time job, blogging, parenting, pregnancy and more. And this week has made it all worth it.
All those sales say that women across America are embracing this important message that self-care matters. WE MATTER.
Some of you, might be like my friend Becky Higgins, who said:
“I feel such an excitement and joy for others’ successes and right now I’m feeling it for my friend Jessica N. Turner who has just published a book called “The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You”. I can’t wait to dive in. Ironically, I need to figure out how I’m going to carve out the time to read this before weeks pass by. I have a strong feeling it’s exactly what I need right now.“
You might feel like you don't have the time for this book. I understand that feeling. The Fringe Hours is intentionally written in short digestible sections so that you CAN work reading it into a busy schedule.
The first step is getting a copy.
Don't push it off.
Don't add to a list of someday I'll read that.
I have heard from countless women that this book gave them the permission they needed. From the online reviews:
This book was truly a breath of fresh air. In a society where we may feel compelled to say yes all the time and do it all, the discussion of intentional and deliberate life structuring was desperately needed.
Since reading this book I have read more, created more and contemplated what it is that I really want to do, for myself. This book isn't about stealing time away from any of the urgent and important things in your life, but rather how you can find pockets of time in your schedule to refocus some energy on things that make you happy, or peaceful, or regenerated. I love Jessica's voice and encouragement. It was a great, quick, life-rearranging read.
I truly believe that every woman – single or married, with children or without, stay-at-home Mom or working professional, young or old(er) – needs to read The Fringe Hours. Let's start making ourselves a priority!
Since reading the book… I view my role as a mother differently. I'm raising two daughters who hopefully will grow up to be mothers themselves. I want them to see me as a passionate mother, but also a woman who is passionate about HER interests and self-care, like my running and writing.
So, if you haven't picked up a copy yet, will you do so today? It's available at stores nationwide.
It is a joy to bring The Fringe Hours to your lives. I am humbled, grateful and celebrating each of you today.