This is a true story that totally captured my attention. It is courageous and it shows Steph’s incredible strength and will as she skied around the world, down double black-diamond runs and even fumbling through falling in love.
Steph has seen the ski-lift sign thousands of times. It read: RAISE RESTRAINING DEVICE. But one day she decided to shake off the life she had for the life she wanted.
She had always been a force of nature. So, why was she still holding herself back?
Dissatisfied with the passive, limited roles she saw for women when she was growing up, Steph emulated the men in her life, chasing after success, climbing the corporate ladder, ticking the boxes, playing by the rules. She was accomplished. She was living The Dream. But it wasn’t HER dream!
In a moment, the sign on the ski lift became her mantra, and she knew she had to change her life. So, Steph walked away from the success and security she had worked long and hard to obtain. She quit her job in Vancouver, took out a second mortgage on her house, sold everything except her ski equipment and her laptop, and bought a plane ticket.
For the next year, she followed winter across five continents, up and down mountains in nine countries, on a mission to break the world record for most vertical feet skied in a year.
So, Steph continue to crack her life open and melt it down to its elements, and get to the very center of herself.
This is an emotional story of courage and self-discovery that will appeal to all readers especially those of Eat, Pray, Love.
I just love books like this, and I recommend it to anyone who wants to step out of their current mold.
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth