The Indigo Butterfly is the true and inspiring story of a writer’s journey of self-discovery and a yearning for her place in the world. On the eve of college graduation the author has a revealing dream that leads to an epiphany. At the same time, Desert Storm is causing a recession throughout the country. Forced to make some difficult decisions, the young woman rejects conventionality to become a nomad and follow her dream of becoming a writer. But once she begins to make her way across the continent, the writer must learn to balance the creative life that she envisions with the responsibilities of daily living.
The young woman soon discovers that the outer voyage is interwoven with her inner journey to understand herself. While she is on the road, the writer encounters fellow travelers, spiritual teachers, and unique individuals who welcome her into their communities. The book chronicles the author’s fifteen-year odyssey across North America as retold through vignettes culled from her journals during that time. From Seattle’s lush rainforest to the mysterious islands of South Carolina, no region of the country goes unexplored in the determined writer’s quest for wholeness.