Thanks Midwest Book Review
- Monday, 07 April 2014 16:31
- Written by Ingrid
There’s a certain irony when a book reviewer who lives in the city of Oregon, in the state of Wisconsin reviews a book on California. Geez. Still, Editor-in-Chief James Cox from the Midwest Book Review really captured the essence of midlife renewal in his review. Thanks James, for distilling the essence of my book into one paragraph. I’m grateful.
Half text memoir, half devoted to vivid, full-color photography, My Year in California: A Journey Toward Midlife Renewal is the personal story of a middle-aged mother who traveled California for a year after both her children left for college. She explored the state’s history, stunning sights, and spiritual legacy, in a quest for midlife renewal. “At midlife, we are called to examine our lives in a new way… As we grow older and enter the second half of life, we set ourselves apart from who we once used to be and consider who we will become. In this new phase of life, we offer more of our experience to others and understand that our time on this Earth is finite – that there is an end point. How will we spend the precious time we have left? It was my goal to answer that question.” An insightful and enlightening browse, recommended for anyone considering their own voyage of self-discovery, especially in the Golden State.