After Paleo transformed my life and healed me physically, mentally and (I believe) spiritually, I decided to devote my life's work to helping people heal through diet and lifestyle change.
I have returned to college at age 36. I'm maintaining a 4.0 GPA in a significantly demanding science major (Dietetics). I was hired for summer work with the American Diabetes Association and have logged 100 hours towards my CDE (Certified Diabetes Educator) license. I'm well on my way to doing what I came here to this world to do - promote health in young populations in school communities, write a book series that advances real nutritional science and maybe found a Diabetes + Obestity Care clinic with a focus on integrative medicine.
I am amazed by my energy and focus at school. I can run with my dog in the morning, eat 4 times per day, hit the books for 8-10 hours, lift weights in the gym and talk with friends and family on my phone. I wasn't always so well-put together. It's so extreme that I only vaguely remember what the version of me just two years ago used to feel like.
Gone are the days where I feel like a failure and obsess over time running out on me. Odd jobs. Broken relationships. Firings. Resignations. Rejections. Bad interviews. Roommate nightmares. Failed businesses. A 2 year long misguided book project. Lost friends. Thousands of dollars down the drain. Lies. One too many cheap flings. Self-esteem issues. Hiding from my relatives because of shame.
There is no more confusion about my purpose or meaning in this life and that was missing with me all these years.
I really feel like I found this treasure trove of positive energy that I want to share with the world from this point until the day I die (at age 112). I consider myself happy at last...the kind of happy that only temporarily escapes my grasp but there is nothing even remotely strong enough to pry it from me completely.
So Paleo has given me this gift that I have with me for life. I am taken care of and feel like I always will be...so now it's on to other people, starting with family and friends in my circle...or a stranger in a bar.
*I'm not a fart machine anymore which helps on dates.