I have always wanted to write a book.

Well, let me back up. I have always wanted to help others by sharing my story; I figured writing a book would provide a platform for this adventure. I wanted to write something anyone would read, not just the church community. Even though my heart and passion have always stood on the foundations of Christianity, I wanted to go beyond its borders and reach anyone struggling with dysfunction and striving to find happiness and, ultimately, freedom.

I grew up in dysfunction. You might say, “Didn’t we all?” Growing up in a family of five, being the middle child and unhappy from as far back as I can remember, I felt like the black sheep. Happiness was always a struggle and always seemed fleeting, even into adulthood. As my grandfather put it, “You are meant to rise to your potential.” Because I was weighted down with so much dysfunctional baggage, the process to reach my potential was a difficult one. I had to choose to come to terms with it. I had to choose to lay it down. Though I didn’t pursue this path to health until my late 40’s, I believe I got a second chance at happiness. Life is short. It’s meant to be lived and lived to the fullest.

Pam Jantz makes her home in colorful Colorado where she enjoys bringing color into her life through hiking, rappelling and seeing the sights on the back of a motorcycle.  She has been writing and journaling her whole life and her passion is to encourage and to share her journey through writing and speaking life into others.