Before I became fully aware of my NLD, I faced a lot of self-doubt and thought that I could not succeed in anything.  I was about 12 or 13 years old when I found out that whoever said that to me was not right.  I'm 14 going on 15 now, if you didn't already know.  To prove that NLDers can do basically
anything, I started acting in plays when I was 12 years old and have been doing that ever since.  When I was 13, I began playing guitar and composing my own songs.  I made a 9-song home produced CD on my old computer and gave it out to all my friends.  I recently teamed up with my friend Liz who plays bass and formed our own small band, Red Moon.  Last Thursday, we performed our first musical gig at my high school's annual Java Jam.  The response was wonderful, and right then I felt like I had done something I didn't think I'd ever be able to do. Since January 2001, I have also become an accomplished choir singer with my synagogue's choir.    It is often said that NLDers are not able to "wing it."  I proved that wrong this Saturday when I was told at the last minute to lead part of the service at synagogue. I went up there and did it right on the spot without messing up.  After that, I felt like I had proved that generalization wrong.

-Dana, 14