Blaze Your Own Trail: An Interactive Guide to Navigating Life with Confidence, Solidarity, and Compassion, 1st Edition

  • Rebekah Bastian
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  • ISBN-10: 1523087978
  • ISBN-13: 9781523087976
  • DDC: 155.3
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released April 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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The first interactive choose-your-own-path story for millennial women is here. Through a myriad of choices paired with provocative data, readers will discover that there is no singular right or perfect path, just your own! The world is your oyster, as they say. But for women just starting out in their careers, choosing a path can be intimidating and overwhelming. While some choices that lie ahead are fairly predictable—those high-level decisions surrounding career, partnership, and motherhood—the effects of these choices can lead to even more complicated and unexpected paths that are not discussed nearly enough. Rather than turning to a rule book, Rebekah Bastian, executive at Zillow Group and recognized thought leader, will inspire you in Blaze Your Own Trail. Through storylines and supportive data that explores workplace sexism, career changes, marriage, raising children, existential crises, and everything in between, you will learn to embrace and feel less alone in your own nonlinear journey. Even better, you have a unique advantage while living in the pages of this book to turn back decisions and try other routes—there are twenty-two possible outcomes and all kinds of different ways to get to them. After all, this is just the beginning!

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
The Decision Tree.
1: Wander or Work.
2: Return or Reimagine.
3: Transition Back.
4: Passion or Prosperity.
5: Happily Ever after in the Rainforest.
6: Reeducate or Reprioritize.
7: Follow Your Heart or Your Ideals.
8: Report or Recoil.
9: Love or Marriage.
10: Lean in or Across.
11: Rent or Buy.
12: Punch It out.
13: Natural or Medicated.
14: Create Children or Adventures.
15: Ladder or Jungle Gyiw.
16: Back to Work or Stay Home.
17: Snot and Tears.
18: Balance or Drive.
19: Milky Veil.
20: Intervene or Give up.
21: Happily Ever After as Two.
22: Break the Ceiling or Break out.
23: Relocate or Stay Put.
24: Close to Family or Make It Alone.
25: Happily Ever after Raising a Kid.
26: Can't Control Everything.
27: Double Down or Only Child.
28: Resist Temptation or Succumb.
29: Happily Ever after Working Abroad.
30: Prioritize His Needs or Hers.
31: Authentic or Professional.
32: Happily Ever after at the Top.
33: His Name or Yours.
34: Happily Ever after Dodging a Bullet.
35: Happily Ever after Walking the Line.
36: Forgive or Forget.
37: Repair or Divorce.
38: Happily Ever after with Battle Scars.
39: Returnship or Craftsmanship.
40: Pay It Back or Forward.
41: Your Home or a Care Home.
42: Happily Ever after Changing Course.
43: Multigenerational Happily Ever after.
44: Prescribe or Manage.
45: Sandwiched.
46: Explore Other Options.
47: Happily Ever after Having Tried Your Best.
48: Guilt Complex.
49: Happily Ever after Sharing Custody.
50: An Illustrated Happily Ever after.
51: Happily Ever after Creating.
52: Happily Ever after Never Forgetting.
53: Stick It out or Back out.
54: Happily Ever after Reestablished.
55: Happily Ever after with a Bff.
56: Meditation.
57: Happily Ever after Blending Families.
58: Happily Ever after Inspiring Others.
About the Author.
Other Backmatter.