It’s here! My memoir is finally published on Amazon. I completed this book 10 years ago. And then I walked away from it. I wasn’t ready to tell my story. I wasn’t ready to reveal some very painful and shameful secrets. In January 2021, after many months of isolation due to the COVID pandemic, reflection and introspection ignited my courage. I was also inspired by a friend who had the courage and
perseverance to finish her own book, which was 20 years in the making.
Everything in life happens at the right time for the right reasons. No need to question God’s plan (or wherever you draw spiritual strength and guidance). My book is called Looking for Love in a Garbage Can. Why did I write this book? I wrote it to tell my story, my lived experiences, while growing up in a violent and chaotic alcoholic environment. Every aspect of my life – emotional, mental, physical, spiritual – was impacted by my dysfunctional homelife. I had poor self-esteem and self-worth, which led to unhealthy relationship choices. Thus, I looked for love in a garbage can; the wrong places. My book describes my story in three parts: My past, my relationships and my healing process.
This book is for the person whose fire sizzled out because of domestic violence, the person whose light dulled because of drug or alcohol addiction, the person who can’t see a way forward because of crippling codependency on a partner struggling with addiction, the person whose life is paused due to depression or anyone who just simply needs help developing a personal life plan. There is a path forward. But, it’s up to you. You are not a victim; you are a victor. You have to JustDigIn2It.
I thank you for reading my story.
Lisa M. Sanchez