The title of my memoir is Switching Teams. The writing process was exciting and challenging on many levels. I cannot say enough how much I appreciate the support I have received from many who have experienced a similar situation in their lives. The book is now available in two formats. Visit the buy the book link for more information. Those who order directly from me will receive a signed copy of the book.

In 2011, I began what would be one of the most difficult yet liberating experiences of my life. I was a married, stay at home mother of three, and realized that I was not living authentically. My book documents how life looked, felt, and changed after I came out as a lesbian at 39.

Dealing with change is something that we can all relate to regardless of our gender, race, creed, socioeconomic status or sexual orientation. When my life changed, so did the lives of my family and friends. What happened to me, happened to us all.

As a way to process the changes in my life, I started a blog called The View from Inside Out. My intention was to inspire people to be more peaceful, gentle, and tolerant of our differences, while reminding them that love and kindness never fail. There were many who read the blog and encouraged me to write about my experience and I owe them debt of gratitude for helping me to be fearless.

Dawn Elizabeth Waters is a freelance writer and real estate broker who studied sports administration at Stetson University. She makes her living selling homes and managing an event photography business in Debary, Florida. Dawn is the creator of the Switching Teams/The View From Inside Out Blog and is a featured blogger for Active Rain, a community of real estate professionals. A Detroit native, Dawn was married for nearly 17 years before realizing she was a lesbian, getting a divorce, and starting over. She enjoys supporting LGBT causes, coaching youth sports, and promoting peace, love and kindness in the world. She and her wife, Yvette, have four sons.