This whole journey started when I was stuck at home as a pre-teen, lacking a purpose and terrified (you know - that kind of soul-rattling terrified) to go to school, or even walk outside. I opted to homeschool after suffering from a severe anxiety disorder and horrible bouts of bullying from the mean girls in grades 2-6. Little did I know, this decision would shape my life into the wonderful, out-of-this-world blessing that I call the present.
In 2006 what were the most popular things on the Internet? MySpace.com and blogs! You bet I was entrenched in them! The Internet quickly became the way I discovered my heroes, made friends, met my first love, came to a better understanding of my heritage as an adopted child and was eventually the thing that convinced me to get out of the shell I had been living in for the past decade.
In 2009, I transferred back to public school. (Of course, I kept blogging). My story came full circle when, after studying psychology for two-and-a-half of my four years in college, I participated in two business and leadership programs that forever changed my life.