Nonfiction Book Award Status: SILVER
From the back cover:
When it became clear that my marriage was ending, I felt directionless. In hopes of simplifying my life, I bought a Sprinter van, pared down my possessions to only what would fit inside it, and set out on a spontaneous drive across the country.
My 43-day adventure led me through 20 states, spanned more than 10,000 miles, and gave me the space to reimagine my future. But more than anything, it helped me recover my sense of personal sovereignty. The experience taught me that sometimes the process of letting go is more about holding onto the things you love most.
Travel is good medicine.
During that cross-country trip, I grieved, I wrestled with forgiveness, and I slowly reclaimed my sense of personal sovereignty. While on the road, I deepened my self-care practice to the point that I slowly began to feel alive again.
In this book, I share some of my greatest life lessons from the road, and how I transitioned from living in survival mode to becoming the designer of my life.
If just one person feels empowered enough after reading this to life themselves up out of the darkness, then it will be worth the discomfort I felt sharing some of my personal truths. This trip was one of the greatest experiences of my life, and I hope that it offers you hope and encouragement if you happen to be facing a similar turning point in your life.
Have you ever come to a crossroads in your life where you weren’t sure where to go next?
Stacy Fisher is a registered dietitian, lifestyle coach, health & travel writer, and speaker with more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, where she’s worked in private practice, in medical facilities, and with large companies such as Dell, Boeing, and Nike. Stacy is the founder of LivingUpp, a lifestyle design company that empowers women to simplify their lives using the 8-dimensional self-care framework and planning system that she developed. Stacy is the author of Go: One Woman. One Van. A New Beginning, The Lifestyle Design Planner, The Self-Care Planner, and Uppward: A Self-Care System for Purposeful Living. Learn more at www.LivingUpp.com .