I took a bit of a blog break for the last month or so, I just wasn't feeling all that inspired. I think it's because I was fighting a sugar addiction. It's like a rabbit hole for me...I just keep going down. It's pretty hard to write about clean and healthy living when you're not practicing what you preach. Sugar is a tough one for me. I can't seem to cut it out until I'm feeling really bad....itchy, face breakouts, sluggish, bloated and grumpy. I know...a real treat. Anyway, I'm back on track now, the three family birthdays in the last month are over along with Halloween so no excuses for sugar.
Now for the book. A House in the Sky is the story of Amanda Lindhout, a young waitress working in Calgary, Alberta. More than anything she wanted to travel, so she made it happen. She would waitress for six months saving up all her money and then travel on a shoestring budget for the next six months. Loving the traveling experiences and wanting to find a way to travel all the time she taught herself photography and begin trying to make her way as a freelance journalist. This eventually brought her to war torn Somalia and only four days into her trip there she was abducted and held for ransom.....for FIFTEEN months. Her experience was quite horrific but I was amazed at how powerful our minds are and how she managed to get herself through.
This book is a must read, a truly amazing story of courage, and the triumph of the human spirit.
I took this photo lying in bed as soon as I finished the book and shared it on The Pulse Facebook page, I had to, I hope you read it too.