My name is Carly and I am on an authentic journey within a journey retracing the steps of my grandmother in London, England. I have 110 letters that she wrote to my Papa just after WWII and go all the way to her highly anticipated departure to Canada as a Warbride in July of 1946, on the RMS Queen Mary. On the anniversary of each letter, I recreate the daily activities of her journey in my own way, 67 years later, and I am writing a book abut it.
For me, this journey is about a few things. Firstly, it’s about honouring & documenting my family story for my family…past, present & future. The second is to encourage & inspire my readers to get curious about their family stories. Ask questions, talk with your parents, grandparents, aunts & uncles and really take a moment to honour how you got to be where you are today. Everyone has a story. The last, and most important reason for this journey, is to follow this dream of mine and write my first book! This is my form of creative expression in the world and it feels so great. The encouragement, support, well wishes & love that people have expressed to be on this journey so far, has been incredible. My hope is to inspire & encourage the WORLD to do things like this. Go out there & follow your dreams.
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