Hi, my name is Melanie and after living 30 years following the someone else’s dream, I have broken out of my domesticated way of living in search of my true self.
For all intents and purposes I was an American success story. I went to good schools, worked hard and became an executive of a $600 million company in my 20’s. I married a nice guy. We had a cat and a dog and lived in a cute apartment with lots of nice stuff.
After some time, I began to realize that there was something wrong. I am not this girl. This is not my purpose. I had a choice: I could begrudgingly accept that this was my life. I could continue to move up the corporate ladder, make a ton of money, pop out a few babies and learn to live with the inner aching that existed deep within me. Or I could uproot everything I’ve ever known in search of my real life.
I chose the latter…and this is my story.