Alan Christoffersen, a once-successful advertising executive, wakes one morning to find himself injured, alone, and confined to a hospital bed in Spokane, Washington. Sixteen days earlier, reeling from the sudden loss of his wife, his home, and his business, Alan left everything he knew behind and set off on an extraordinary cross-country journey. Carrying only a backpack, he planned to walk to Key West, the farthest destination on his map. But a vicious roadside stabbing has interrupted Alan’s trek and robbed him of his one source of solace: the ability to walk.
Homeless and facing months of difficult recovery, Alan has nowhere to turn—until a mysterious woman enters his life and invites him into her home. Generous and kind, Angel seems almost too good to be true, but all is not as it appears. Alan soon realizes that before he can return to his own journey, he must first help Angel with hers.
From one of America’s most beloved and bestselling storytellers comes an astonishing tale of life and death, love and second chances, and why sometimes the best way to heal your own suffering is by helping to heal someone else’s. Inspiring, moving, and full of wisdom, Miles to Go picks up where the bestseller The Walk left off, continuing the unforgettable series about one man’s unrelenting search for hope.”
The Walk by Richard Paul Evans
This is the first book in The Walk series, a story about the physical and spiritual journey of Alan Christoffersen.
What would you do if you lost everything—your job, your home, and the love of your life—all at the same time? When it happens to Seattle ad executive Alan Christoffersen, he’s tempted by his darkest thoughts. A bottle of pills in his hand and nothing left to live for, he plans to end his misery. Instead, he decides to take a walk. But not any ordinary walk. Taking with him only the barest of essentials, Al leaves behind all that he’s known and heads for the farthest point on his map: Key West, Florida. The people he encounters along the way, and the lessons they share with him, will save his life—and inspire yours.”
i’ve been putting off reading because i don’t have really good lighting anywhere in the place, besides on the floor in the living room, mid-day with the blinds wide open… and that gets old and uncomfortable pretty fast.
after going through all my lamps, positioning them perfectly on side tables, changing out lightbulbs, etc, etc… it dawned on me that i should be using a head lamp. like any normal human being… that actually reads books more often than i do.
i’m reading “journey of awakening – a meditator’s guidebook” by ram dass.
listening to the audiobook
Listening to the audiobook
Outliers – The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
read a few magazines and finished the 17 day diet book.
i got “wish you well” (audiobook)
i’ll check this goal off after i read a book that’s halfway intelligent.
i’ve got “the 17 day diet” on hold, which doesn’t count.