Resilience isn't really a word I ever paid much attention to. However, over the past month, it is a word that has made itself present in my life. I was out in Wyoming and Montana from August 30 - September 8, a book I packed to reread was Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy. I read it cover to cover while away. I came back with a sense of calmness and relaxation. I was ready to be present and grateful in my 35th trip around the sun. While out th ere, a friend told us about a book she was reading, The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity. She explained it goes into depth about the power of resilience. The week I returned from this trip, Hurricane Florence battered our NC Coastline. One place that got hit the hardest was my hometown of New Bern. The night the hurricane came ashore our family lost a great man, my Mom's love. It was as if I was paralyzed. I didn't know what to do other than love on my mom and
I am a girl who lives to travel. I love exploring far away and near new locales just as much as I love tried and true weekend jaunts to places that feel like home. No matter the destination, I'm all about making memories to last a lifetime and learning along the way!