1991: Stephanie's 12th grade english teacher discovers Stephanie's suicidal tendencies, and assures her that her method of choice (sleeping pills) is one of the worst ways do die. The genuine concern by her teacher had completely good intentions, yet it also spawned the "if someone worries about me, then I matter" concept.

1992: Stephanie experiences the thrill of acting on stage in the high school play "Dracula," and also meets her first real boyfriend, Eric. Also, at this point in her dance career, she is teaching tap, jazz and ballet 4 days a week, 5 hours a day.

1993: Steph attends Holyoke Community college, meets Craig, dumps Eric. Also has sex for the first time based on the idea that "it's going to happen anyway, I may as well get it over with." Healthy. She meets Pete, dumps Craig, and has her heart broken by a boy for the first time.

1994: She meets Billy, and one year later becomes engaged because he cried when she first said no. She attends the Stillpoint School of Massage Therapy.

1995: Stephanie graduates from Stillpoint and goes skydiving.

For the next year, Stephanie worked as a massage therapist in several sketchy atmospheres - a psychic, a tanning salon, and a woman who's husband bought her a salon just to get her off his back. She broke off her 2-year engagement to Billy. She was still dancing. She decided to go back to college.


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