Since I was young I have searched for ways to extend beyond my limitations to living the extraordinary life of my dreams.
I was eager to be born and experience life, so I arrived a few weeks early and surprised my parents. As the result of my haste my umbilical cord got pinched like a garden hose and I lost enough oxygen to almost die. As I grew, I developed a pronounced speech impediment and some gross and fine motor coordination difficulties. People had a hard time understanding me. I wrote slower than a snail moves, and I also caught more than my share of basketballs with my glasses.
Now I am grateful for my birth trauma because it has helped me understand some important things about life that I can now share with others to inspire them to take steps towards living the extraordinary life of their dreams.