I’ve always known that I wanted to help people and for many years I flip-flopped back and forth with what I wanted to do. I thought about becoming a counselor, a journalist, a sexual health educator; the list goes on and on. Last year, the universe finally revealed my destiny – yoga and writing. For many years, I struggled with depression and anxiety. Some years were worse than others, but last year, for reasons I chose not to reveal at this time, I decided that ENOUGH was ENOUGH! How can I ever expect to be happy, or set a good example for my children, or help others if I can’t even help myself? How can I possibly bring into fruition the dreams that I have if I permanently reside in a state of negativity, fear, anxiety and unhappiness? I CAN’T. So 2013 was the year that I decided to make a change. It has not been an easy road and I understand everything will not change overnight, but the important thing was that I finally felt like everything would actually be great for the first time in my life! I took a leave of absence from work, worked with a therapist and signed up for a yoga teacher program. It was as though someone opened up the gates of hell and all of the demons and monsters came out, some slowly creeping up and making their appearances and others rushing to the forefront, growling and screaming and forcing me to face them. Here, I will face them and journal my process to inner peace in the hopes that my journey will inspire others to heal and find happiness as well.