In 2016 I took off on a road trip. It was a mission to honor some of my mom's final wisdom. That while there would always be tragedies, and horrible things that would inevitably happen in our lives, there would always be More Good out there...if we looked for it. I decided to honor that by going out and finding it in every one of the 50 states. I would stay with strangers to support myself emotionally and financially. I would drive her old Subaru to keep her close with me. And when I was done, I would put together my stories into a book I'd put back into hospital waiting rooms. For me, hospital waiting rooms signified the loss of hope. So I thought maybe, if I worked really hard, I could put a little hope back in those rooms for the next person who had to sit there.