So this is me on the top of Skellig Michael, where these "life changes" started. I faced my fears and climbed the over 600 straight up steps leading to the ancient monastic site atop this island shooting up out of the Atlantic ocean in the southwest of Ireland. It was the most exhilarating, fearful, spiritual exercise I have ever experienced. It gave me the courage to acknowledge my passion for writing and to take a chance to live my dreams. I am no longer willing to allow fear and uncertainty to keep me from these dreams, and I hope that by spending time here with me, you too will discover the courage to follow your passion and live your dream.