Sometimes it is helpful to stand back and look at your whole life, all of it, all at once. See where you are, where you have been, and where you are headed. That is the beauty of maps. Maps tell us a little about ourselves--where we have travelled and what our goals are. If you can locate yourself on a map you can find where you have been, where you have zigged when you should have zagged, what peaks you have scaled and valleys you have dropped low into. Seeing all this can help you plan for your future. I look back on my life and see how all my experiences brought me to this day, this very moment. They shaped and influenced me in innumerable ways to help me become a better writer, a better person, a better friend. It is a pleasure to share with all of you, through our book, The Successor, a piece of us and our journey through life. Enjoy, and good luck on your own journey.
--Naomi Lea Sawyer