Reaching Your Dreams
Beth Ruggiero York
I came across a memoir, Flying alone, and had such a fun time reading it! I highly recommend this book for anyone who is in search of a dream and finding themselves. As it turns out, Beth and I were both 13 in 1975... so it was fun to identify with her experiences, being the same age. Thirteen was the age that her journey began. Loss that drove determination.
After reading Beth's book you'll see that those good old days were from another era, when some pilots flew drunk, violated FARs and did anything they could to build flight time. Beth lost too many people in airplane crashes along the way. She also came close to losing her own life couple times. These stories all unfold in her memoir. Lessons learned can be found within the pages, as can the tears, successes and losses.
This book shows the integrity, determination, and the humanness of woman in aviation in pursuit of her dreams. She learns the lessons that her instructor boyfriend never could teach her, about confidence. For anyone in a dysfunctional relationship, this book is also for you, and hopefully you can find your strength before it's too late.
Beth's challenges were many. So much so, that most would have given up before they began. She achieved her success, and then her dreams were ripped away. Beth is a pilot at the core because she never gives up. Sometimes our life doesn't turn out as we plan, but it does turn out like it should. Beth proves that tenfold.
And follow her
Enjoy the journey!