Author of the Upcoming Book,
Living in Bloom
When a vice president of strategic planning decides to leave her job, one would assume she’d have a plan. Not Mary Abraham. Feeling unfulfilled at age 31, the Detroit native exited her career on an act of faith and waited for the universe to respond. What followed wasn’t some mystical epiphany from above or some adventurous jaunt across the globe to rediscover herself. Like the majority of everyday people who feel drained and lost, she sat at home, staring at her dwindling bank account from the glare of her laptop screen and sobbing between pints of ice cream.
Nevertheless, the same unrelenting force that drove her to achieve success at an early age eventually drove her off the couch. And through a series of exercises that seemed to reveal themselves to her over time, she would embark on a path of self-discovery, transforming her professional expertise into her dream career. What she didn’t know was that, in the process, she would end up transforming her life.
LIVING IN BLOOM is a book about the journey of reinvention. It celebrates the internal “blossoming” that occurs when we reconnect with our childhood dream while staying planted in our experienced, adult life. It’s filled with a mix of candid stories and relatable missteps, but above all, includes practical advice and inspiration from someone who’s survived this uneasy process. Part reflective-narrative, part how-to guide, readers are encouraged to dig deep, nourish their source and embrace the bloom of their eminent, new life.