Dear Super Class Students,
My high school and college experience was less than amazing. Being honest, it was quite painful and lonely. Rather than enjoying new friendships and staying up all night at prom I was struggling with the sudden death of my older brother, deaths of many friends, and thoughts of suicide. To me, it all seemed pointless. Why memorize a bunch a stuff I will never use? How can you ask me to write a paper when a violent storm is raging inside of me? I found it difficult to concentrate, hard to be interested or excited about anything, and nearly impossible to just get out of bed. For me, school was a thing I was going to grin and bear it and get through. It wasn't fun... it was excruciating.
My educational experience was one of suffering in silence. I never spoke of word of my pain. I pretended that I was fine and everything was okay. I became a master at faking it. While thoughts of ending my life raged in my mind, I suffered for the next 20 years. In my mid thirties a suicidal crisis changed everything for me. I started doing things differently, starting with opening up and sharing my pain. Since that night I have been on a journey to heal myself and create a life of peace, joy, and light. Being as honest as I can with you, I will tell you that I am happy. I love waking up each morning (something I never thought I would experience) and I love my life.
Along the way I've learned a lot. I've learned about happiness, pain and sadness, light and hope, darkness and despair, depression, well-being, suicide, mental health, and mental illness, motivation, communication, love, connection, and so much more. Practicing on myself I've seen what works and what doesn't. I want to share with you what has helped me move out of the darkness and into the light.
It is my dream that everyone has a world-class educational experience. I want to bring fun and loving back into learning. Super Class is my gift to you. It is the golden nuggets I have found along the way. It is what helped me awaken to who I really am and to be in a place where I can fully embrace learning.
This journey is up to you. You will get out of it what you put into it. The possibilities from this education are limitless and can include: freedom, self-confidence, self-love, connection to others, peace, success, less stress and anxiety, and hope for a life you didn’t even know to dream of. It worked for me. It can work for you.