For much of my early life, I existed in a world where I felt restless or like I didn’t fit in (sounds familiar?), without really knowing why. I didn’t even know there was a churning within. I felt different from most around me but couldn’t identify what the difference was. (Of course, people sensed I was different, and made sure they reminded me about it at every given chance!) I merely went from day to day with hardly any awareness. Inadvertently, yet subconsciously, I chose to numb that volcano of emotions, the churning I felt and the feeling of being a misfit.
People around me may have noticed. Most weren’t sure how to respond until I was urged to read a book by my subsequent therapist. Not a big reader of books, I bought it hesitantly, and the moment I read it, something within me shifted. I read the book from cover to cover that night, and it felt like I’d begun a new journey myself.
Let me start at the beginning and bring you up to speed on how I got to being where I am.