"These are my most personal stories. I tell them because I think others may see themselves in my experiences and feel empowered to embrace their own journeys."
From an early age, Elizabeth C. Haynes faced hardships: abuse and trauma, tumultuous relationships, frustrating career shifts, and--when she reached her mid-thirties--chronic illness. As she approached middle age, she began to question her life's many ups and downs and how they had influenced and shaped her. How could she begin to heal from the pain of her past and, more importantly, how would she respond to the adversity yet to come?
Seeking answers, Elizabeth turned to her lifelong passion: writing. What resulted were words of positivity, growth, and perseverance. As her stories unfolded, she discovered that while circumstances are individual, the emotions they carry and the lessons they offer are collective. Her crises and struggles were all a universal experience, and the deeper meaning she had always sought lay in sharing those lessons with others.
Written with poignance, care, and a dash of humor, Halfway There: Lessons at Midlife reminds readers to learn from life's obstacles and accept them as they come.
"We all have a reason for existing. Embrace every day."