I find this page incredibly hard to write because I feel like I am in a constant state of flux. I feel like this page could be completely irrelevant in two years. So instead of listing off by likes and dislikes I will try to explain some some simple truths about me and what I feel most passionate about at this current moment.
Raised by a single Mother for most of my life I believe in the incredible power of anyone who decides to make the most of their situation regardless of how unplanned or unprepared they are. My Mother worked multiple jobs while attending College when I was a baby to make sure that I had a bright future. Because of this have always believed that no one has a greater power over my happiness and success than myself. I cannot thank my Mom more for providing me with such a strong example of female independence. I like to pride myself on my own independence and always needing to trying things out myself before asking for help. Having said that, I do suffer from depression and anxiety which I have been open about in other posts. I have had to ask for help in dealing with those things and some days are a harder to stay positive and be my optimistic self. But I do not think that the anxiety I have makes me a weak person. I do not agree with the stigma that mental health issues have. I hope my openness about them can help people. I am well aware that any mental health issue can be isolating and scary so my blog will always be a judgement free place to feel less alone.
The need for community for me extends beyond mental health issues. In life I have often felt like the odd one, the loner, or the one who just can’t always seem to say the right thing at the right time. I have a horrible tendency to be one loudly saying something embarrassing or inappropriate after everyone else has become quiet. There are times I feel like I should be from a different time period entirely.
Thanks to the internet I believe that no one needs to ever feel alone or bad for thinking differently. While my family is great and supportive I do feel like that times they are too closed minded or pessimistic. So this blog is for the dreamers. I believe in the incredible power of people to do good and make positive change. I hope to embark on a journey in life that is the one less traveled. A journey that is scary as heck but will ultimately be more rewarding than the safe, guaranteed route.
If you related to any of this than stick around 🙂 I’d love for you to join me on this journey.