An Unchosen Life

Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Capstone Project

Degree Name

Master of Liberal Studies

Organizational Unit

University College, Arts and Culture Management


Liberal Studies

First Advisor

Michael Henry


Divorce, Family, Gay, Growth, Independence, Marriage, Memoir, Running, Self-discovery


This memoir followed my life during a period of intense change. When my husband announced he was gay, I was forced out of a comfortable existence and entered a depressed state, following the archetypal hero's journey. With great trepidation, I examined my reasons for living. In my darkest hours, I discovered the therapeutic power of running. I survived many ordeals and was resurrected as a stronger, happier woman. Finally, as I searched for a missing hiker in a rugged wilderness area, I learned that contentment must come from within.

Publication Statement

Copyright is held by the author. Permanently suppressed.

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