The Yellow Envelope by Kim Dinan is a beautifully written memoir. When reading the story I felt a whole list of emotions from laughing to crying. The memoir is the story of a young couples journey across continents in the joy and pain they experiences as they struggled with major changes that changed their lives and their marriage.
Friends of the author and her husband, at their farewell party, gave them a Yellow envelope, with $1.000 in it to use in anyway they wanted but it came with 3 simple rules: Don’t overthink it; share your experiences; don’t feel pressured to give it all away.
In the beginning I was a bit irritated by her quest to find herself, as I felt she was being a bit selfish and critical, but as the story evolves you find out that that was a necessary step to her growth and in the long run, both of them were able to see their lives more clearly and to grow from it. The yellow envelope , was also a very instrumental in their transformations. I felt as a reader, following their journey of self discovery made me think about my life and what I need to do to make it more memorable.
I received this book from the publisher via Net Galley.