I am originally from Minot, ND and am 27 years old. I used to battle anxiety and it was so bad that I was afraid to be in my own house when night came. My husband and I lost our house to the Minot flood in 2011 and lived in a fema trailer for a year while we rebuilt. I used to NOT be a positive person and would many times see all the bad and not the good in things. This all changed last fall when I came up with the idea to write a book to reach my idol, Ellen DeGeneres. I wrote, edited and self-published via create space in 4 weeks and received some harsh 1-star reviews. Then I thought to myself, what can I do to start something big in Minot. I came up with Fast Positivity and launched it on Facebook on December, 30th 2015. The purpose is to bring our community together with more diversity without the fear of being judged by age, weight, race, job title, or income. Also, to recognize kind and inspiring individuals in the Minot area who are struggling themselves but you would never know unless you asked. Also, I wish to spread positivity, be a leader, and motivate others to follow their dreams. I feel as though so many people wait to do things because of fear or because of other's opinions. I am no longer afraid of what people think of me because I finally believe in myself! Right now, I am recognizing 1 person a week and sharing their stories on my website, and Facebook page. I have received several donations from others who are inspired and can't wait to see the effect of it all!!!