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.
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.