I drove from Texas to Los Angeles in the mid 1990s. My goal was to become a screenwriter. I worked in cafes and wrote spec scripts until I got a production assistant job on South Park, and then was able to parlay that into a shot at writing an episode.
That credit got me an interview on That '70s Show, which ran for 8 seasons. During the first season I wrote the script for Dude, Where's My Car?, which was released in the winter of 2000. I continued to write movies and television pilots, but none were produced.
Eventually I became frustrated with my career. I was unhappy and I felt stuck. After a long period of self reflection (and therapy!), I decided to go back to school, get a degree in psychology, and become a therapist.
Nowadays, instead of scripts I write non fiction books about mental health and personal growth. My latest is Dude, Where's My Car-tharsis?. It's a friendly and engaging guide to talk therapy. Take a look!