At midlife Ingrid Hart is a single woman whose two children have just left for college. Once a mother who made cinnamon toast for her children, she has lost her identity. Ingrid wants to discover who she is in the second half of life and makes a bold choice. She launches on a one-year journey across California where she lives in one city per month for a year.
Financial obstacles block her path from the start. Will she overcome these barriers and continue her journey or will she abandon her dream of discovering who she really is?
Ingrid learns that her journey is mostly internal and loses faith in herself and her choices. She discovers her sacred wound—and it acts as a catalyst for her transformation—what imprisons her will also set her free. She holds both the lock and key to her personal salvation. Ingrid must overcome her fears and learn to trust herself once again.
A Journey Toward Midlife Renewal ~ My Year In California is a travelogue and pictorial essay. There are over 80 images and captions of people and places that help tell Ingrid’s personal California story.