My memoir, Own Your Other, is the slice-of-life story of my husband’s sudden death in a helicopter crash, leaving me and my two and four-year-old daughters behind. The book is the story of us and how I learned to “own my other” and embrace my new reality after the accident. It is sprinkled with moments of love, humor, joy and the irony that life often presents along the journey.
There are also six key takeaways/life lessons resulting from the loss that I share. The main themes throughout the book are love, perseverance and triumph over tragedy or loss.
In this book, I talk about how I found inspiration when life didn't turn out the way I thought it would and when I found myself outside of the norm. I discuss how I learned to accept and own my new "other." If you are experiencing something similar, I hope you find comfort in my story or can just relate in general.
I consider the book to be a love story from start to finish. I also tell how I began to pick up the pieces after heartbreak and tragedy. I hope that it encourages others to overcome grief and setbacks, and to learn to live life to the fullest.
The link to purchase Own Your Other will be available upon publication.