Last week a friend had to have a procedure done by a specialist and would be under anesthesia for a bit. I drove her for the appointment and brought along a book to read in the waiting room. Actually, I brought an extra book in case this one didn't meet my expectations. However, I found that I couldn't put this one down and finished it at home that night. Those of you who have known me for a while may remember my posts about books on women who I admire (here, here, more here.) This turned out to be another book written by a woman with drive.
A Year by the Sea, Thoughts of an Unfinished Woman by Joan Anderson is a small book and a fairly quick read, but there much insight in it. She makes a physical separation from her husband of many years to find herself, spending a year at a family home by the shore. It takes a special woman to strike out on her own, not knowing what she'll find...or what she may be giving up. Digging deep into yourself can be a frightening thing. Joan made the most of her year, as should we all. I was inspired by this true story. This is the first time I've ever underlined sentences in a book, always having treated them with utmost respect. But there were two passages that spoke to me and I wanted to save those thoughts.
I recommend this for a quick wintery weekend read. If your library doesn't have it, ask them to borrow it for you. And let me know how you like it.
Have a great Tuesday, folks!