Bernadette has a great life. At least, that's what it seems like. She's got a loving husband and a brilliant daughter. Something about it isn't satisfying to her, though. Despite it all, she finds herself longing for the creative passions of her younger years, when she was an acclaimed architect. In a sudden, life-changing decision, she disappears from home and begins work on an architectural project in Antarctica. The project is rife with difficulties: long nights and busy days, but as a mother, she's up for the challenge.