The book, takes us on Virgo's life journey. A young woman from the inner-city, Virgo tries desperately to come to terms with all kinds of challenges, such as bad relationships, feelings of isolation and rejection, and the struggle to make ends meet. On a daily basis Virgo is faced with situations that cause her unhappiness; from fake friends to betrayals in love. Young readers will identify with many (if not all) of the stories, but it is the process of "The Mirror" itself that shines and offers readers guidance in addressing their own issues. Mr. Byrd adds a personal diary page for each chapter, as a way to get readers to think about their own choices and decisions.
Vernon Byrd reached the turning point in his own life when he was in his early thirties living in Chester, Pennsylvania. “As I lived my life I enjoyed doing things for others before I did for myself. I didn't realize that the people around me were taking me for granted. As I began to see it occurring, it would give me a deep rooted hurt, but I was afraid to stop because I didn't want to be alone. When I saw that my days were going to everyone else and they were fighting over me, I decided I had to change. When I was alone I would look at myself in the mirror and begin to talk to it. Once I made the decision to take my life back, I made sure my mirror was always there."
Vernon L. Byrd is a life coach and the author of the book, “Virgo, She Did It Her Way.” The book is based on his own life story.
Mr. Byrd wrote the book to encourage and inspire individuals not to allow their past to determine their future.
A survivor and witness of life’s twist and turns, Vernon is living proof that struggles and people do not have to tear you down.
No matter what you go through or what has happened to you, only you can hold yourself back from achieving your dreams and wanting more out of your life.
Mr. Byrd speaks to various groups and organizations on subjects such as abuse, taking your life back, striving when enemies are holding you down and using “The Mirror.”
He conducts workshops and seminars designed to empower young women and uplift their self-esteem.