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From the December 2009 issue of The Christian Science Journal

During My Senior Year of high school I was spiritually asleep, floating along in life instead of praying about important decisions. Specifically, which college to attend after I graduated. I glimpsed God's love and purpose for me when I ended a bad relationship with my boyfriend, but I wasn't consistently listening for God's guidance and following it.

The next four years circumstances forced me to wake up spiritually and put the truths of Christian Science into daily practice, making it my own. I learned that my sense of home and family are not defined by a specific place or certain people. My home and family could be anywhere because God is with me everywhere. I was also able to put aside limitations that I had accepted as a part of my life, since my early education.

Beginning in elementary school, my teachers essentially believed that I was mentally incompetent to understand math and foreign languages. Throughout my primary school years I was sheltered from these subjects and simply accepted this limitation on my intelligence.