Sophie Mill Tells Her Story in THE WOMAN IN THE DISTANCE
According to author Sophie Mill, there comes a time in every woman's life whereby she has a deep need to write her story. At 45 years of age, the timing was correct for her to put pen to paper and ink her own tale and, in the process, grow, learn, mature and understand her responsibility to herself - the responsibility to stand up and be fearless. With her book, "The Woman in the Distance," Mill proclaims to the world that, "this is me and I am happy with the outcome!"
This very witty and emotional artist takes the reader on a wild ride of creative thoughts weaved in a narrative that is emotive, hilarious, tearful and heartbreaking. They join the author, who is "The Woman in the Distance," as she travels the world, from London to New York, Greece to Sydney, regaling in the adventures of a bubbly city girl who eventually settles down with her reclusive farmer husband in the Australian outback.
This is no mere travelogue, but the confessions and struggles of a woman dealing with being bipolar, who has spent most of her life hiding who she really is in order to be accepted socially, emotionally and physically. It portrays a beautiful woman who hid herself away for years, painting and writing, before finally emerging to find life, light and her true self. This is her journey of self-discovery, also showing how she found true love and maintained a deep and fulfilling marriage with a man who prefers the silence of the land. It is a life he loves, but even then, Mill avoids the fairy tale "happily ever after" ending, for she is greeted by new challenges when she finds this life isolating and lonely. The adventure, and the author's search, thus continues, and through all this, Mill aims to leave her readers in awe, wondering what just happened to them after emerging from a breathtaking and refreshing experience.