I have always been passionately curious. A constructive nonconformist and advocate of the road less traveled. I haven’t always embraced it though, and at times I’ve gotten seriously lost chasing stereotypical success.
In my 20s, I spent two years working hundred hour weeks as a Ph.D. student because everyone said I'd make a great academic. I even had all the necessary trimmings: a nice husband, nice friends, and a nice house. I should have loved my life. Instead, I felt empty, disconnected. Then one day, that changed. It changed because I realized, really seriously realized, you can: