2005 - Graduated college and got my "dream" job.
2006 - Everything in my life was saying I should be happy and fullfiled but daily overwhelm and stress at work made me miserable. My mind and emotions were really negative and I was suffering the consequences of this, I also felt somewhat numb about life; something that I was carrying unknowingly from past childhood trauma.
2008 - Was looking for a fix, there had to be something out there that would help. Tried yoga and meditation for the first time - and something clicked!
2010 - The pull for happiness and inner freedom took me to make one of my dreams come true of backpacking around the world - for 3 years. Enjoyed every single minute. It changed my life. There was still something deeper missing, though. Why was happiness so elusive? I took the decision to start practicing yoga, meditation and wellness daily.
2012/2014 - Returning to the "real world", yoga and meditation made life easier. My relationships improved a lot, my old faithful companions: anger and sadness seems to diminish, started to feel more in control over my mind and emotions, experienced pockets of profound peace during my practice.
2015 - A year of pain and commitment as I took care of and said goodbye to my father. Huge grief yet the practices kept me afloat and well enough to help my family through tough times.
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