Seven years after undergoing lung surgery and a rare complication that kept me hospitalized ten days, I climbed a mountain in flip flops despite a long-held believe that I wasn’t healthy enough, adventurous enough, or competitive enough to accomplish any such thing – let alone in flip flops. I love being wrong about me.
Have you heard of the Hotel del Coronado? It’s on an island off San Diego, and it was the inspiration for The Grand Floridian, the beautiful red-roofed hotel at Disney World where Michael and I stayed on our honeymoon. And it’s a breathtaking, historic San Diego site I did not see on my recent trip there. Did you know there is a shopping/dining center and “beautiful Victorian National Historic District”
Do you think if I read all the Selected Journals of the author of this book, my journey from hopeful to full-on storyteller will finally be complete? It is, of course, extremely clear to me that I am not and never will be a her. Stories bubbled in her veins, I think, and then they just bled out onto the page, which she diligently faced despite any number of daily