This is Not the Life I Ordered. I think at some point in each of our lives we all say or think some version of this phrase. It may be that something traumatic has occurred in our lives (a death, infidelity, the end of a marriage, the loss of a job, a major illness, etc) or simply that the daily chaos of life has suddenly become overwhelming. In any case, life happens to us all and every so often we all need a little pep talk. This is Not the Life I Ordered is a multifunctional book. The sections connect together with quotes and thoughts about various aspects of the process of living. A good number of these entries, I wrote down in my journal to remind me of the possibilities, the practical, and my own potential. The main portion of the book contains real life stories. In these excerpts, the four authors illustrate that they have seen their share of life challenges, changes, reevaluations, and growth. I really appreciated the openness and honesty of these narratives.Finally, and perhaps most importantly, each major section of the book included information and exercises to build a WIT Kit. WIT stands for Women in Transition. Essentially, it is a group of women who are willing to support each other through the good and the bad. It is a place where you are expected to be completely honest and willing to grow. The kind of support we could all use.