I love to learn and explore, and I’m fascinated by the complexity of human beings. As a child I became highly attuned to the thoughts and feelings of those around me. In an environment where I felt scared and alone, I found connection and security in meeting the emotional needs of others. Taking care of people became part of my identity and gave me a sense of value and purpose, and I was being inauthentic. I felt trapped and frustrated and helpless to change my situation. Now I’m learning to slow down, look at myself honestly with compassion and curiosity, and express authentically from the heart. I’m here to grow in community and experience together the full spectrum of life.