When I think about the universality of suffering, the number of walking wounded among us astounds me.
For all the years as a nurse, I am thankful I did not have pandemic issues in my career. During these past Covid months, I have finished a book that has rattled around in my head for some time.
In the Becoming is a spiritually reflective look at life, in the aftermath of severe loss. Adversity comes in all shapes and sizes. From the moment we are born we are trained to expect adversity, trained to overcome it. But there are times when the struggles of life overcome us. And where do we go from there?
It intrigues me that becoming is verb, noun, and adjective. As a verb it indicates transition, as a noun it means the process of coming to be something and as an adjective, becoming describes a person with attractive qualities.
The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. Ralph Waldo Emerson
The choices I make have incredible power to move my life story in the direction I want it to head. Although I would never wish tragedy on another person, the Becoming journey has proved to be life-giving. This book carries stories from my journey of becoming. I am inspired with the power of hope and the resilience of the human spirit.
In the Becoming – carrying on after life derails, to be released November 2020.