New York Mills, MN (PressExposure) April 27, 2007 -- Why is it that some people live in misery day after day while others flourish despite it? This is the question Anna asked herself for the last fifteen years. Anna wrote the inspirational journey to growing up in the Amish culture. At twenty four years old Anna made the most difficult decision of her life. She left the sheltered Amish culture behind to create a life for herself in this unsheltered world.
Anna grew up in a world that preached a tight level of conformity to simple physical tools and few day to day pleasures. Constantly riding above my childhood development was a difficult under-current that took her through long periods of depression, anxiety and low self-worth that resulted in her running away from the only life she had ever known.
Anna had no idea if things would get better, but she was terrified of doing nothing and fearing that left unattended, that they would get worse. Come with Anna and share her journey through her formative years and learn what it truly means to be growing up Amish.
Life is a journey and not always easy but with some effort and action Anna completely changed her life and you can too. Anna will give you clear picture of how she overcame the obstacles to get to her current healthy, happy, and loving lifestyle.
Anna's quest for answers led her to realize that people are fascinated by the Amish background and just as she began searching for answers to life's most fundamental questions, so too have people come to her with questions. This book developed out of a need to explore her feelings and explain to a wider audience what it was like growing up Amish.
Anna shares a lot of herself and her personal story in the book and also when she does live presentations. Anna's journey will no doubt lead you to reflect on your own experiences growing up.