The Rest of Your Story 10: How are you really?

Heart in Hands by Sean McGrath (flickr) 

To start from part one, click here.

I’m sitting at my desk with tears in my eyes this afternoon. The reason? Someone asked me a question…

How are you really?

I answered, and cried in the hall, and totally surprised myself because I thought I was just fine. 

(And all my real life friends and family who read this, please don’t fuss at me for not telling you I wasn’t fine because I didn’t know and now I’m better and we’ll talk about it in person next time I see you, okay?)

Those tears were about a lot of things. For one, this “Rest of Your Story” series is getting to me, girls. I started it because I thought it would be fun and it turns out it’s pretty tough too.

It makes me think about things I don’t really want to right now and feel things I haven’t felt in awhile.

A part of me wants to just avoid it all but I’ve put it out there for the whole world to see. Nothing like a little internet accountability! (:

Seriously, I need this series right now. I need to write this with you. I need to hold God’s hand and take some steps with Him.

I don’t know where we’re going, really. Oh, I have some posts in mind but this journey has turned out to be different than what I expected.

But it’s good. And I’m so glad to have you on it with me. God will get us where we need to go together.

Big sigh of relief. Smile returning to my face now.

So, today I want all of us to just take a deep breath and pause for a moment. Then I’d like to hear from you…

How are you really?


p.s. I’ll be on Kitchen Chat with Margaret McSweeney Friday morning from 11-12 CST. We’d love for you to join us! You can listen online (and get my famous Éclair Cake recipe) by going to!


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Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author and Life Coach

I like humans, words, and good coffee. And I’d love to help you beat what’s holding you back, become all you’re created to be, and kick butt for the greater good.

Cheering you on,


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