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About the author:
ALEXIS NICOLE WHITE is an entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker. As a graduate of Purdue University, Alexis dreamed of climbing the corporate ladder. However, life and relationship experiences have birthed another passion in Alexis. Today, this writer and speaker is passionate about raising awareness about emotional abuse in relationships. Her memoir, The Covered, highlights her journey with experiencing emotional abuse and how she survived and thrived. Her goal is to help other women, young and old, do the same – survive and thrive.
What inspired you to write your book?
To inspire women to be transparent, to be fearless and to be resilient.
Here is a short sample from the book:
Have you ever wondered aloud, “How did I get here?” I have many times. It is astonishing how quickly one’s life can spiral out of control. It happens gently. Moment by moment, day after day, you become consumed; bombarded with your life’s situations and conditions.
Initially, you get more and more involved with the process of your overall daily life. You adjust to an intense routine, which builds up a habit. You develop your routine so swiftly that you do not realize the days have flown by. Before you recognize it, you’ve moved so fast that you didn’t actually have time to cogitate about the options and decisions you’ve taken in. You simply manage it; going with the stream of your life’s routine. Without having time to reflect, you don’t process that you have made a ‘questionable’ decision until it’s too late.
Immediately, you feel lost; frustrated and befuddled. During the process, you misplaced your sense of direction and the ability to recall distinctly. Your thoughts hinder you from being able to eat or sleep. Gradually, you become so consumed with a mistake that you cannot change. The regret starts to form. The self-condemnation builds. The resentment takes root; now you’re angry.
Oh, the tactile sensation of regret.