How can so many of us be so lonely for so long? This is the first question that popped into my mind even after reading the first few pages of this memoir. I have a very open mind when it comes to reading any genre of books; same can be said for my taste in music. They both align with my mood and what is going on in my life on any given day.
This book, this memoir by and from Tia Shurina came into my life at just the right moment. Coincidence? Was it real-ly the right moment? Was it true-ly the right moment? If you move onward and upward towards reading this, you will understand why I said this and what it means. A lot of her transitional moments she found were linked to other important instances; one could deem them as coincidence or, as something more ethereal. Either way, I felt linked to this book as I absorbed word after word.
Reading her memoir felt like I was actually sitting down with an old friend I had not been in touch with for decades and we were trying to play catch up over drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Okay, so I mostly was either laying in bed with a mud mask on eating chocolates or scrunched up in my truck the few minutes between work and picking my kids up from school when I read this.
I think the reason why I felt this way is because this book, her memoir, resonated with me. On more than several instances I thought; “I am not the only one to do this!”, or “to feel this way” or “to have thought this” or “to have had this happen”. From a migraine sufferer to being a huge multi-tasker in day to day life and stressing over not knowing how bills will get paid or the next bag of groceries will be bought.
Those in her life that passed away from kidney failure (no spoilers here on the who, sorry) and the individual that helped through with her final transformation is what sunk me in further. I have had a true love even before marriages but, it was not meant to be at that time and throughout the almost two decades we would bump into each other, it was not at the right time either. Finally in the summer of 2015 it was almost the right time and I only had to wait until October 2016. We professed our love for each other when last we saw each other December 1, 2015; my kids were ecstatic too (I am a single mom with three kids)! He was going to sell his house in Virginia, retire in September 2016 and then move out here to California. Finally, we were to be together; true-ly together. I knew he had been in pain but, his job was extremely stressful and pushed his body and mind to the limits non-stop plus, he was literally always traveling everywhere. He passed away in his sleep shortly after we last saw each other from kidney failure. Yes, it was that quickly.
Reading about Tia finding out who she is and accepting it plus, opening herself up physically, emotionally and spiritually is what I need to do next; true-ly do next. I wholeheartedly agree with many points she makes throughout: The “Should” and “Shouldn’t” in life, acceptance, honesty and real-versus-true (this is where real-ly and true-ly come in). There are a lot of truths in life that we all strive to be enlightened from. Acceptance is key but, can be filled with shame which can balk us at times ~ well stated.
One thing I must note is that I knew not of the “scandal” or the whom until after I had completely finished her memoir. I delved right in and kept the blinders on, which is easy for me seen as I really do not get into celebrity gossip nor even have cable. The below is an excerpt of her book and some facts from the author about the author. I highly recommend this book, not from a gossip point of view but, from one friend to another. Sometimes we all cannot voice what we are saying or going through and being able to read about it from not only someone else but, hearing our own voices reading the mirrored words pushes us forward to do what we need to do next. Take that next step, open your eyes, open your mind, open your heart and open the book.
EAAHE, a memoir published by Mascot Books, details the journey & soulful shift of her story as Tia shares her holy grail & trail she took to transform her life. After moving through her own metamorphosis she then helped an old friend, Ray Romano, move through his own transition, going with the flow very privately, but most profoundly.
“My journey almost destroyed me. Almost. Boy have I come to like that word. What a pleasurable word almost can be. You may almost be ready to buy my book. You may almost be ready to begin an amazing new journey of your own. You may almost be over that rainbow Judy Garland sings about. What great potential almost can hold if you can flip your way of thinking. Just imagine, controlled pessimism, doubt & fear flipped into blind optimism, faith & love.”
That flip helped Tia move to a place where heaven meets earth…the pearly gates of her own happy ending. Changing the ending for her story brought a pure, precious, peace of heart, but kicked her butt a bit as she made her way…committed to keeping her faith. The book was a Plan C, maybe even D, but Tia was determined, after a dedicated intention & divine decision to start swimming more with the current of her life, instead of bucking that flow. Her ordinary, relatable story took an extraordinary, fantastical turn when she showed the Universe she was committed to her intention & her desire to be given an opportunity to make some new, different choices. EAAHE is a memoir that shares the “how’d that happen?” & the “how’d she do that?” in a holy hope of helping others to see life in a new way.
EAAHE recounts 3 inter-connected relationships & love stories that enabled Tia to love truly, deeply, & most of all, love herself. Three special circles she rounded with Ray, her dad, & her ex-husband. A true woman’s full circle journey to learn how to really trust, how to “thine own self be true”, & then, the real & true love it led her ‘round back to. It shares how the power of love & a journey to intimacy helped her make a faithful flip which began a sacred circle & new chapter…one that would allow a different ending for a story she had begun writing for herself when she was much younger. One that Tia feels strongly will inspire other women of a certain age to keep faith that it’s not too late to write a new ending for their own, as they embrace their history, not try to re-write.
Tia is, most days, filled with joy. She is, every day, filled with peace. She looks forward to a happy ending each new day now, however it unfolds, whomever it holds, & whatever way the Universe molds, as she continues to create a new “happily ever after”, staying committed to rising above her fears, moving out of her comfort zones, and going with the flow of her life.
Here is what the customers are saying about the book on Amazon – Customer Reviews
Here is a Press Release about the book – http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/will-tia-shurina-give-ray-romano-a-happy-ending-new-memoir-reveals-relationship-and-unveils-transformation-300212049.html
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