This infographic style book documents my experience of the 2011 Christchurch earthquakes. Although the event was devastating for Christchurch and its people, it also opened up opportunities for the better and brought people together. My book focuses on both the devastation and the serendipitous opportunities that I got out of my experience. To communicate all of these dimensions, my personal story is interweaved with factual information and images. Additionally, along the edges of the book is an illustrated map of Christchurch’s seismic activity being overtaken with my new life experience in Hawaii; the silver lining of my experience. This map is only revealed if the viewer takes the opportunity to find and appreciate this silver lining; a metaphor for my experience.