How did I get into this?

I joined the laid off nappers club in 2009 after 10 years in advertising. As the months ticked by, I noticed a recurring feeling when I applied to jobs.... stomach-churning depression and fear....fear that I would inevitably be reduced to a life of working long, stressful hours, growing into my desk chair, and waking up one day to realize my life had amounted to worn out khakis that were faded and too short. So I went on a hunt for a new career option. I was chasing that infamous "there's-got-to-be-more-to-life" feeling. And I caught it. I found what I've been looking for my entire life, and what was already there inside me all along. I received my Master's degree in Acupuncture from Maryland University of Integrative Health. Acupuncture is a way for me to be with people in their lowest lows of stress, pain, discomfort, fear, confusion, fatigue and boredom. Suffering is what brings us together as humans; we all experience suffering and we'd all like a slice of relief every now and then. Sharing these moments is what I find divinely beautiful - this is what's worth getting out of bed every morning. I'm thrilled and humbled to be able to practice this ancient and elegant system of medicine.