Connect Four

"One woman's journey of fear, love, connection, and vulnerability to reinvent herself"

by Melissa Brevic



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/21/2019

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 112
ISBN : 9781728323251
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 112
ISBN : 9781728323268
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 112
ISBN : 9781728323244

About the Book

For ten years, my life has been a fog. It has been filled with dreams of having a baby to finding out we can’t to journeying through many years of IVF to the loss of a baby at nineteen weeks, and to finally creating two beautiful baby boys who completed our lives. In those ten years, I have lost touch with who I am, what I enjoy, and how I want to live my life. After twenty years of teaching, I was ready for an educational sabbatical. It was time to develop myself more professionally, take time to slow down, and determine what was next in my career. However, when my two boys got on the bus the first day of school of my sabbatical, I sat in silence. A surge of emotions overcame my body and mind, and at that moment, I realized I had completely lost touch with who I am. My children overtook my life, and it left no time for me. Thus, I began my blog that included a plethora of life experiences that were dormant in my subconscious but waiting to resurface. I dug deep. Memory after memory, I experienced a conglomeration of emotions that needed a medium to communicate themselves. Just one entry into “Mom of Goats,” I received so much feedback that I continued to write. These iterations connected me with so many people, and the mutual respect we had for each other resonated so loudly. My blog has transformed into this book. It is replete with raw emotion, personal experiences, and life lessons that I have adopted since recognizing the need to reinvent myself. Please enjoy my journey, and I hope to connect with you as well.

About the Author

Melissa Brevic is the author of the popular blog, Mom of Goats that has received a lot of positive attention and has left readers wanting more of her raw, personal, and vulnerable writing. Her blog digs deep into the core of connection and love both with herself and the people with whom she surrounds herself.

Melissa has two master’s degrees: One in Educational Leadership from St. Joe’s University and the other in Education from Holy Family University.

She has taught for 20 years, and in that time has experienced some traumatic times that have allowed her to reevaluate her life and the choices she makes to live a more fulfilled life.

Melissa currently lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania with her beloved husband of seventeen years and their two boys, Brady (nine) and Cody (seven).