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Reviewed by Lesley Jones for Readers' Favorite
Everyone's life is filled with memories, some pivotal, some insignificant but each one helps build the rich and unique tapestry of our existence. In this personal and inspirational memoir, Halfway There, Elizabeth C. Haynes recollects the moments in her life that have sparked the greatest life lessons. From coping with the end of her marriage, the loss of direction, home, and career to dealing with a debilitating rare disease, life seemed a never-ending uphill struggle. Throughout these experiences, discover how Elizabeth was able to turn her life around, become a successful author, and face future ordeals and obstacles with an optimistic mindset. Hopefully, her experiences can help you discover and appreciate your uniqueness and the talents you have that will bring you true inner peace and gratitude.
I absolutely loved Halfway There by Elizabeth C. Haynes. Her honesty and openness were admirable. The emotions she experienced during the breakdown of relationships, dealing with trauma, negative situations, and people were very relatable. There were so many helpful techniques on building confidence in ourselves, appreciating and celebrating our uniqueness, and following your gut instincts. I also enjoyed the sections on learning to let go of negative memories, not allowing the pressure from outside influences to cloud your judgment. The chapter on spirituality and transitioning to change was also extremely insightful and the author deals with many issues I have struggled with. Her memoir is so uplifting and will motivate many women who are facing a crossroads in their lives to believe in themselves and continue to strive towards their goals. It's never too late to get back on track and achieve anything you want. You will learn how to effectively look to the future and start making happy memories and not be inhibited by painful past experiences. This quotation is my absolute favorite: “We stay the same until doing so is more painful than changing.”