A few years ago, I almost bought a plane ticket to escape the overwhelming stress that was consuming my life. I had put everyone else’s needs over mine for too long. I was exhausted and ready to run away from it all. I didn’t buy that plane ticket, but I booked several creative writing workshops. That turned out to be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Discovering my own creativity through writing has grounded me, empowered me, and reinvigorated me so I could return to my day-to-day life with greater clarity and purpose.