This pretty thing has been on my reading list
for some time but life continued to intervene
and I just didn’t get it done.
Until it arrived in my mailbox
from my friends at Shelton Interactive.
One for me to review,
one for you to read too!
Notes From A Blue Bike: The Art of Living Intentionally in a Chaotic World by Tsh Oxenreider is warm, witty, and full of wisdom as Tsh takes her reader along on her journey to learn to live slow and intentional in our fast-paced society. Without sweeping, dogmatic statements, Tsh’s words make it possible for anyone to embrace a slower, sweeter life-style.
For three years, the young Oxenreider family lived and worked as expats in Turkey, where life was slower, meals were savored, and time was lived with intent. When they returned to the States, they found themselves thrown back into the neck-breaking speed of life that Americans embrace. Instead of going with the flow, Tsh Oxenreider chose to swim upstream and raise her family in a slow and intentional lifestyle. Notes From A Blue Bike chronicles the Oxenreider’s journey.
“I realized that unless our family made more intentional, proactive choices, instead of just wishing things weren’t so busy,” she writes, “we would go on forever wanting a different life.”
Covering five areas of life–food, work, education, travel, and entertainment–Tsh warmly shares the wisdom she has gleaned from walking this intentional road.
My two favorites from this book? I dearly love this quote and the art work…
…and Tsh’s entire part on education.
In my own personal journey of homeschool, public school, private school, and back to homeschool, I’ve read a lot of dogma (I’ve probably spoken more). I haven’t read much that speaks to the hot topic of homeschool vs. public school with grace and humility. Yet, Tsh manages both. She shares of homeschooling and she shares of traditional schooling with a voice of one who has been there but also one who knows that the choice of education is a deeply personal choice for each child and each family
Notes From A Blue Bike: The Art of Living Intentionally in a Chaotic World is a quick, fun read. I honestly believe that there are nuggets of wisdom tucked within its pages for everyone.
Want your own copy of Tsh Oxenreider’s wit and wisdom? Just leave me a comment below before Tuesday, July 29 and I will pick a winner at random.
***I was given a copy of this book for my honest review, I received no other compensation.