This . . . Is About Life

Book III: Determine Your Outcome

by Randi Owens



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/29/2018

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 170
ISBN : 9781480865433
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 170
ISBN : 9781480865440

About the Book

Randi Owens believes that poetry has the power to provide therapeutic relief from worries and stress. In a collection of poems penned over twenty years, Owens shares lyrical verse that teaches all of us that it is okay to be upset, smile, laugh, cry, and to simply embrace all that comes with living a full life.

Her poems begin in 1996 when Owens was venturing into midlife, focused on being a parent to four teenagers while juggling the demands of a career. She invites others to enter into the world of a woman willing to determine the outcome of her life without fear of the ending. Owens encourages others to reflect on their own thoughts and emotions while witnessing her joys and struggles as she adapted to her shifting role in family relationships and her ever-changing environment. Included in her poignant collection are original poems from each of her four adult children.

This … Is about Life shares a lyrical glimpse into one woman’s mid-life experiences as she approaches a new chapter with optimism, vulnerability, and hope.

About the Author

Writing began as a form of escape for Randi from her world of reality, allowing for self-expression while living in a foster home with biological siblings and several other foster children. Some poems were written without thought, while others were written as a form of communication without the element of verbal interaction on occasion. She joined the USAF upon graduation from high school, where she remained for 5 years receiving an Honorable discharge once her commitment was complete.

She received an Associates degree from Anchorage Community College, Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees from Eastern Illinois University and a Certification as a Chemical Dependency Counselor from the College of Great Falls. Her professional career consisted of working as a Youth at Risk Program Manager, Chemical Dependency Counselor, and Licensed Professional Counselor among others. Her chosen careers permitted her access to another of her passions in addition to writing and poetry, that of offering care and service to individuals in need of therapeutic intervention. Randi has lived in Alaska for over 27 years with her husband of over 40 years and their four adult children and grandchildren.