Getting Off the Porch is the personal journey of Alicia Booker, who appeared to have it all, yet, found herself slowly fading into the background of her own life. In fact, she almost disappeared completely, until an unimaginable incident forced her to peel back the layers of discontent and face her biggest fears. In a moment of clarity, she committed to stop being the victim and instead, owned her "stuff." She discovered the thing keeping her stuck in her marriage, her friendships, as a parent, and in her career was...HER Like so many women, most of Alicia's life had been spent people pleasing, searching for perfection, and making herself smaller so no one would leave her-essentially, stuck on the porch. Then it happened. She decided the life she crafted was no longer the life she wanted, and definitely not the life she wanted to model for her children. Instead of continuing to be complacent, she dug deep, confronted the truth, and now helps others live their most authentic life. It is Alicia's hope that by sharing her Getting Off the Porch journey, others will be inspired to push through their own doubts and fears and embrace their authentic self. She guarantees that you will come through on the other side happier, at peace, and able to face anything that life throws your way
Getting Off the Porch is an intimate portrayal of:- Mastering self-love- Managing unspoken expectations- Maneuvering the ups, downs, mess-ups, and cleanups of life
Each chapter exposes why and how Alicia almost lost herself and the courageous process she endured to not only turn things around but live her life beyond the porch.