Homeless to Harvard: Liz Murray’s Incredible Life Story

Resilency.  Strength.  Courage.  The tenancious pursuit of a dream.  If you want to be inspired, if you want to feel hopeful about the world and about our individual capacity to take control of our lives and our destiny, take a few minutes to watch this ABC News clip on Liz Murray’s life’s journey from homelessness to Harvard.


“When I lost everything, I was invigorated in this way where I realized that my life was actually just a blank slate. And in that space which came to me in a very painful way, this freedom opened up to really just declare, ‘well, what do I want my life to be about?’  And what occurred to me first was really education.  I realized that life could be so much more than ordinary.  That you could wake up everyday and actually feel invigorated and I felt invigorated going back to school and the life was really pushed back inside of me.  What I’ve learned is that actually no one knows what’s possible until they do it.  Not until your butt is in the chair, the application is submitted, the attempt is made.  You don’t know.  No one knows.  And that’s what’s kind of cool about life.  That’s what’s so beautiful.  Every single day is another chance.”

To read more, check out Liz’s memoir of her journey going from homelessness to Harvard.

I cheered, I laughed and I cried while reading her book.  You will have no choice but to walk away feeling inspired!

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