Mesdames Mallory et Leitner:


I've placed my name atop this letter so that an introduction wouldn't be necessary here.  Now as for my life experience, I can't say I've been caught up in the system's machinery.


WHERE I'VE BEEN: At times, I've been described where I've been as "self-imposed seclusion."  (OK, so "imposed" is a bit strong a word, but I couldn't think of anything else to call it.)  Sometimes I've stayed up 'til the wee hours of the morning working on my novel.  I needed a bit more in my life, but it took me a little while to realize this.


WHERE I AM NOW: I started finding a bit more to my life.  And I'm not so deep within myself as I once had been.  Some days during the class and/or a little bit afterward, my energy level rises a little bit.  Who knows, maybe I might find new inspiration for my story, or a new direction altogether for my life – that's hard to say exactly.


WHAT THE CLASS HAS DONE: It has, at times, picked up my energy level.  But maybe more than this, I'm back with a support network.  (First time in years, just so you know.)  Also, a sense of finding something more in my life has come back into me.  And maybe if I can get my own life going, who's to say what else from there?


So there you have what the SPIRIT class has done for me.


With sincere gratitude,