Up next in the My Personal Legend series is Melissa Juliet Sagendorph from Massachusetts and most recently Philadelphia. Melissa Juliet talks about understanding her personal legend against the backdrop of turning 27. Age can be a state of mind, but it can also be a weight that keeps your dreams just out of reach. Melissa Juliet talks about leaving graduate school to become the writer the she has always dreamed. Somehow she ended up studying philosophy and realized her heart was not in it. “I thought it would be hard to leave grad school, but once I realized it was the right decision it was simple.” Read more about her story. And read more Personal Legends based on the Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.