I guess you could say that my life was at a crossroads. Visiting San Diego from the East Coast to reassess where my next life move would take me, I met my cousin and her friends for dinner on a spectacular Spring evening in Fallbrook. At an outdoor table on the patio, at Pala Mesa Resort, we busied ourselves with introductions and ordering our meal. I sat with my back to the entertainment on the stage a few yards away, but within minutes of hearing the band start up, with their perfectly-synchronized and arresting harmonies, I spun in my seat, as if on wild carnival ride, to take a closer look. Daring Greatly, new to California, hypnotized me then, and has kept me in their spell ever since.