Her upbringing and early adulthood carried her along a rollercoaster ride of smiles and tears. It was only a matter of time before Shelley’s inherent longing for freedom and independent thinking reached a critical mass and her life-shattering change became inevitable.
Coming out the other side only to have to learn life all over again at nearly forty years old is no small challenge. Shelley’s is a story of desperate change and hard triumph that so many of us will relate to. I know I do.
Petting Tigers, written by Shelley Smith-Jones, is a ripe fruit of this marvelous tree of transformation.