To awaken each morning with a smile brightening my face; to greet the day with reverence for the opportunities it contains; to approach my work with a clean mind; to hold ever before me, even in the doing of little things, the Ultimate Purpose toward which I am working; to meet men and women with laughter on my lips and love in my heart; to be gentle, kind, and courteous through all the hours; to approach the night with weariness that ever woos sleep and the joy that comes from work well done -- this is how I desire to waste wisely my days.”
About Elif Ekin
For Elif Ekin, entertaining the idea of a divorce was intimidating. There were questions of money, custody, and living arrangements. But she really wanted to regain control of her life. So, after ten years of marriage,
and with her four-year-old little girl, Elif made the difficult decision to file for divorce—a scary proposition for a stay-at-home mom.
In her memoir Mostly Happy: A Stay at home mom's journey through Divorce, Elif chronicles her journey through this deeply emotional process, in which she had so much to lose and yet so much to gain. Mostly Happy shares a brutally honest account of her experiences through the ups and downs and through all of the difficult situations and decisions. It narrates her proactive approach seeking therapy, doing extensive reading, and finding her center. Mostly Happy follows Elif as she acknowledges her emotions and rediscovers herself while moving through the legal process and finding a state of peace and contentment on the other side.