Center of Gravity: One woman's experiment to reinvent her entire life through creativity, spirituality and a leap of faith. Kindle Edition
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As a divorced/single woman who was brought up to believe you are only half a person without a man I found this quite refreshing. Geva has a handle on the needs of women and has shown us how to empower ourselves and take a step out of our comfort zone. She has touched on our needs and wants not just single women, but all women.
You can bet I will be digging deeper into my passions and open myself up to new and better things. Thank you for writing this Geva.
After many years of working too much and spending an excessive amount of time and energy on trying to "find the right man," the author decides that she needs to make some drastic changes. She imposes a 1-year moratorium on dating in order to focus on personal development. The book chronicles the author as she regains control of her life and finds the balance that had been missing for a long time. Center of Gravity definitely made me think about aspects of my life that I would like to change. One important message from the book was that not only is it OK to take a path other than college=>marriage=>kids, but that people can be happy and fulfilled doing so. The most fascinating part of the book for me was the conversations the author was having in her head while she was going about life. In one example, she was meeting with a business contact while having an internal debate about whether to make an exception to her no dating for a year rule. The least appealing sections of the book were the lengthy discussions about yoga and drum circles. While these topics are important to the overall story, they don't really interest me; I would have preferred more concise versions of these stories.
In sum, Center of Gravity is an interesting read with an inspirational message.
Ms. Salerno has a gift that comes from a passion for the art. The desire of a writer is that the story grabs hold of the reader, compels them to turn the page and discover what happens next. Ms. Salerno achieves this ultimate goal.
The premise of the setting as a scientific experiment is pure genius, and the journal entries give insight into her thoughts. As she moves forward always questioning and learning, her strength to venture into new areas of life grows. She tells the story every woman knows in her heart, and yearns to make a reality. Enthralled, I followed her experiment to the end, and arrived to find I examined my own life along the way.
I recommend this novel so others may do the same. When you finish take the leap, remember to believe, and most of all...just breathe.