Other people won't understand or won't care to understand why you're making a new bed. They'll wonder what was wrong with your old bed. But they're not the ones who have to sleep in it.
Aja found herself in a position that many of us have - deciding we need to put ourselves first even when others do not understand. Aja's journey is one that leaves many confused especially her best friends. Billingsley expertly crafts a story that anyone that has felt as if they were "suffocating" because they were living a life their friends, family, or society tells them that they should be leading can relate to.
"You are not selfish for ending a marriage. You are selfish for holding on to it for the wrong reasons. This is what you must understand...a relationship isn't good because it lasts a lifetime. A relationship is good if it gives you the wisdom of a lifetime."
Baby, is that NOT a whole word? ReShonda could have just said "Welcome to my TED Talk" after that passage and dropped the mic. More to Life is simply more than a book. Yes, it is a work of fiction but if you are a woman that has ever put your life on hold because you were conditioned to think that others should come before you then Aja's story will resonate with your spirit. It will leave you with the question, "Am I really living MY best life?"
I have enjoyed all of the books I have read by Ms. Billingsley, but More to Life is my favorite. Oh, and don't even get me started on the note from ReShonda at the end. That alone is reason to read this book!