MARION BOWMAN was born in Belize, spent her childhood sailing on the sea, and then relocated to the busy city of New Orleans, Louisiana. After college, she trod a path toward marriage and motherhood, just the same as other young women of the 1950's. Love for her children fostered duty and self-sacrifice, while her role in marriage was guided by society'sconfines. Yet an ache began to churn within her heart.
SAILING INTO THE WIND: A MEMOIR OF LIFE LESSONS examines the struggle of seeking one's own identity beyond the labels of wife and mother. Is it okay to want more? Through raw honesty, Marion reflects on what it means to be a woman and how she discovered the biggest adventure of her life. Ponder this deep question about your own journey as you read along.
About the Author
Marion Bowman has more than thirty years of experience within the realm of education at public, private, and international levels. She holds a BA in Elementary Education from LSU, an MA in Early Childhood Education with a specialty in Montessori from Notre Dame College in Belmont, CA, and also holds an American Montessori Society Consulting Certification. She has served as an owner and manager of Montessori programs. In addition, she is a mother and grandmother. Marion has traveled the world, and lists more than 50 countries on her list of places visited. She loves sailing and sports, and is currently playing pickle ball. She lives along the Mississippi Gulf Coast with her beloved pup, Polo. She is already planning more adventures in the year ahead!
This book is:
- "a doorway into a different time...written in a clear conversational style, as the author relates life changes common to [everyone]..... It is an enjoyable read, and creates images of a well-lived life."- Philip Levin, Author of books, and President of the Gulf Coast Writers Association
"The author has created a very visual world of her childhood and into adulthood. The book reads like a movie with emotional delights. .... It is a straight forward, cozy read.... it is an enjoyable and engaging book that should delight [readers], particularly women."- G.G. Houston, author of "Wings: The Passage of Time.