Pilgrimage of Desire: A Travel Memoir
January 29, 2015 6:52 AM   Subscribe

Pilgrimage of Desire: A Travel Memoir
The story of my young family's trip around the world told against the backdrop of my recovery from depression.

What happens if you neglect your creativity for too long? You can stumble into depression.

As a young adult, I longed to make my mark on the world as a writer. But after university, I got sidetracked by all the demands of ordinary life.

Soon I joined the ranks of the walking depressed: working, volunteering, and looking after my family, all while profoundly unhappy.

I found the path out of depression by following my desires—to write, to travel, to become a mother and a creativity coach. Eventually I left ordinary life behind. My husband quit his job and we sold our house and headed out on an open-ended trip around the world with our kids, aged five and three.

My travel memoir, Pilgrimage of Desire, is a story of recovery and adventure, interspersed with coaching questions and exercises that help readers take their own steps toward happiness.

From a honeymoon in Newfoundland, through two adoption trips to China, and on a year-long sojourn in Malaysia and Holland, come along with me on a heroine’s journey to joyful creativity.
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