Eventually I started to write things down just so my head wouldn't implode.
That's when my love for the written word really started.
Writing tapped into my creative side, taking me to far away places where there were no limits.
Writing made me get logical so I could cut out the BS. When I was on my high school newspaper staff, I made sure that whatever news event or editorial I was writing about had supported facts. While working as a scientist for 10 years after I graduated from college, I published a research paper on sea turtles and reviewed scientific papers by world-class scientists.
On paper, I got my greatest epiphanies and lessons which were VALUABLE to my own personal development.
It was my writing that opened the opportunity to go to a college where I could start off new, with a clean slate.
It was from that moment on when I allowed myself to be me, wholeheartedly. This was PIVOTAL in putting the rest of my life in motion. I would go on to gain back my self-confidence, overcome my food and body image issues while FINALLY finding the love of my life, my husband Michael.