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  • SubGenre:Personal Memoirs
  • Language:English
  • Pages:300
  • eBook ISBN:9798350944648
  • Paperback ISBN:9798350944631

The Huge Life of an Ordinary Wonder Woman

A Memoir of Learning to Love It All

by Kathy Egan

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A mom juggling family and a demanding technology career embarks upon a journey of self-discovery, faces cancer, and learns to expand her life one vulnerable step at a time.
Kathy Egan is pursuing her dream of being the best mom, wife, businesswoman, and friend she can be. She and her husband have two sons, and she half-reluctantly climbs the corporate ladder, worried about not giving her children enough of her time. It's even harder than she imagined. She plows forward with a steadfast heart, believing in the beauty of tiny, ordinary moments of connection. Through years of experiencing both joys and struggles, she dons her Wonder Woman cape and hides her insecurities, until one day she breaks her "no crying in baseball" rule. The terrifying tumbling out of her inner self causes her to accept an invitation to an intriguing workshop about simplifying one's life to what really matters. What follows are some unexpected life events—namely being diagnosed with and treated for both breast and skin cancer—that offer Kathy a sort of inner transformation. With the help of a gentle guide on her self-discovery path, she learns how to fully experience all aspects of her life, even the bad stuff. She learns to let go and allow her soul to fully shine.
About the author
Kathy Egan graduated from Boston College and earned her MBA at the University of New Haven. From the beginning of her career as a software developer to her recent retirement from executive leadership, she often found herself the only woman at the table. She currently lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband Bill, an architect. She is the proud mother of two sons and a daughter-in-law. Kathy is a playoff-stretch sports fan who also enjoys reading, walking, and yoga. Kathy began writing alongside a group of spiritual seekers shortly before being diagnosed with breast cancer and several impactful skin cancers. Feeling compelled to examine her life choices—to inquire into what she might have lost and gained through all her years of struggling to juggle it all—Kathy got serious about writing her first book, "The Huge Life of an Ordinary Wonder Woman."