“If the house is crooked and crumbling, and the land on which it sits uneven, is it possible to make anything lie straight?”Katherine Boo, Behind the Beautiful Forevers
I was in a creative non-Fiction writing workshop course when I read these powerful words. It was 2015 and I was just about to graduate Eckerd College. Who knew that this one line from a book about life in Mumbai would be what inspired me to dig deep to work on myself. That’s why it’s one of the three quotes I use in my first published book, Letters from a Better Me, and I’ve used it in the past on this blog. I kept trying to build houses on land that was unstable. I would make things look pretty on the surface, while the inside of my house was crumbling. I kept patching up the house to cover things up, but not fixing the real problems. I had to go deeper down to the fundamental beliefs that were making my foundation unstable and re-build from there. So many blessings have come to me since I began this amazing journey. The work hasn’t always been easy, but definitely worth it.
With Love and Gratitude,
Rachael Wolff, Author of Letters from a Better Me