The following is the author’s unique voice and credentials: With Jonathan Livingston Seagull as a guide many years ago, Cheri Herring began her own journey for personal growth, embracing lessons of the heart presented through the eyes of children, world-renowned self-help and spiritual teachers, and nature. In this book she integrates lessons she has come to appreciate—the positive and the negative—throughout her almost seven decades of life. During her career as an English teacher, she required her students at the beginning of each class to practice expressing their thoughts through the casual format of journal entries. After more than a decade into her retirement, she began to iterate this practice with a lofty goal in mind: to reveal her lifelong quest for courage and enlightenment. Sharing this book is her greatest attempt to soar to new heights.