My memoir explores the concept of growing-up. Even though I almost partied myself dead in my 20's, I escaped addiction and became a responsible adult.
I, like many others, partied incessantly in college, experimenting with drugs, binge drinking... But yet here I am...a fairly responsible adult with a job, a house, and two kids. How did I get here? And how was I able to escape addiction when my brothers and my husband did not? Should I be ashamed of this past? These are the questions I will seek answers to in this eleven year journey from 20-30.
I compare my early twenties to living underwater...everything blurry, distorted... Over the decade, I begin to dry myself off. There is no doubt a big turning point in my life, like most, is getting pregnant and I refer to this period as figuratively, "learning to walk again". Ironically, while eight months pregnant I shatter my ankle, requiring major surgery and major drugs to get me through only complicating my transition from mermaid to human.
My book focuses on the complications of family. It touches upon the concept of feeling trapped in a family business and in a hometown. The book also adds a poetic mysticism with the reccuring symbol of the ever changing phases of the moon and how they coincide with the changes within ourselves.