It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. -E.E. Cummings At 30, I was happily married, had a great career, many friends, and lots of money. During that time, I also became deeply depressed, was put on medication for anxiety and entered what would be a very long relationship with psychotherapy. It was a real struggle for me to understand why I wasn’t happy when I had everything that I thought was important in life. Was I selfish? Were my expectations too high? I honestly couldn’t understand what was missing and how to fill this huge void that gnawed at me endlessly. When I look back at my life, more than 20 years later, I realize that I […]
Dona Middleton was born and raised in a Northern Virginia suburb just outside Washington, D.C. After a chronic illness derailed a thriving Marketing career, Dona now considers her family, faith, writing, and health as her top priorities. Dona is an avid fitness enthusiast, dog lover, and library nerd. She enjoys writing about relationships, raising children as a single mother, navigating the business world with chronic illness, and finding love and purpose in all aspects of life. When not in the gym or library, you can find her spending time with her faithful Golden Retriever, Buddy.