The Book

"My Transcontinental Odyssey"


This solo road trip is not impulsive. While exorcising heartbreak after the major road traffic accident and nasty court case associated with it, forecast the road trip was my savior from mental breakdown. Instead of getting stuck in the emotional purgatory of waiting for fickle corrupt court proceedings, I began discovering a whole world ready to welcome me. I was no longer felt so defined by my defeats.

In 2007 fate had intervened. I was in trouble. I found myself stranded on an isolated embankment after a car crash. Suffering multiple injuries, and posttraumatic stress disorder I struggled to retain perception until I met two lovely ladies, my therapist Sara and Sheena. A blurry image materializes and comes into focus beside me. My beloved passion of driving and dance was left behind some years ago. Sara reconnected me to the wheel, Sheena, helped me regain the consciousness of my passion of driving. But the dance remained far from reality with damaged back.

I began realizing that the life can change back to what I want it. I was introduced to a world in which the stakes of survival and success, ruin and reward -- even life and death – impend large in everyday life.

I began realizing that no one could rescue me from my own isolation. The first line of “David Copperfield” constantly kicked in to my mind: “Whether I shall be the hero of my own life, or whether that position will be held by anybody else?

I found myself imagining a future far removed from my plans -- a future that only I have the power to rewrite.

Coming back behind the wheels became more frequent, as if the wheel was urging me to hang on. I was not the same but I cling to the memories and began reliving the joy that defined my passion. This became source of me to remain alert by recounting the stories of my passionate driving of past.

This journey will congregate with astonishing poignancy, and strike a chord that even the most intricate epoch can capitulate extraordinary outcome beyond despair.

This journey is apt for all women that the spirit of women should never be tamed by any means and “Nothing is impossible for the determined woman!”.