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  • SubGenre:Conflict Resolution
  • Language:English
  • Pages:214
  • Paperback ISBN:9780578274119

Pep's Purpose

Notes from My Life's Journey to Share Meaning...because We All Go Through Stuff

by Perpetua Essel Edwards

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Can we all agree that EVERYONE goes through stuff as no one is exempt? Well, Pep's Purpose follows the journey of a woman stepping into everything she never thought was possible. Growing up a "fraidy cat" and having to learn to deal with the human experience, this memoir tells the tale of how she 'turned her scars into stars' by overcoming conflicts within herself, her family & her friends through forgiveness, healing, and acceptance; all leading to facing fears, unpacking traumas, and remaining teachable.


This book explores relationships and documents my life and my personal journey in the form of notes. It grabs onto specific moments and my truths to illuminate the lessons within each one. Each chapter is as much a person as it is a purpose, diving deep into the grit of the relationship to share its meaning and value. I can liken my life's journey to that of a tree going through various stages of growth. Stage One: the seedling & sprouting. Stage Two: budding & flowering. And finally, Stage Three: the ripening & harvest. There have been many seeds planted within me and with each going through the light and the darkness, the oxygen, the moisture and the different temperatures, it has developed into what has now become Harvest Time!!! I hope this book provokes conversations with those around you and conversations within yourself. I hope it is a route to finding forgiveness, healing, and acceptance. Hopefully, you will find joy and something to celebrate amidst the chaos and grow to appreciate your own journey, your own life, and your own story as worthy, unique, and full of PURPOSE.

About the author

Perpetua Essel Edwards, better known as Pep, is a graduate of Howard University, class of 1989. She is a first-generation African-American with roots in Ghana, West Africa. She has been a Software Engineer for 33+ years and this book is her first venture into writing, but not her last. In her free time, she loves to cook, plan events, and spend time with her family. She was born and raised in Washington, DC and now resides in Southern MD with her husband Tracy. Pep is a proud mother and is very excited to build a strong legacy by Living LIFE in her Purpose!!!

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