“Trauma creates change you don’t choose. Healing is about creating change you do choose.” – Michelle Rosenthal
Positively truth and still discovering.
Everyday I’m learning more about myself. Appreciating the journey towards the destination. But most importantly, everyday I’m healing towards a more authentic me.
I am a 27-year old, Georgia native-DC resident and (pre-corona) wanderluster, who unsuspectedly wound up as a mental health advocate following my near-fatal involvement in the 2016 Burkina Faso ‘Café Cappuccino Terrorist Attacks.”
Upon returning from an almost life-ending incident, I scoured the internet for tips and tricks for terrorist attack survivors on how to now maneuver through mental illness. Instead, I was met with a slew of articles directed towards war, combat, and military veterans.
That means this little ole’ civilian was left out. I was searching for resources, internet groups, or anything that would help me feel connected to the trauma that I underwent. But instead, I continued to feel lost.
So, I decided to start my own space!
PTSD is blog to not only share my experience navigating PTSD, depression and anxiety, but also offer a safe space for those wanting to explore what it means to LIVE OUT LOUD with mental illness!
FUN FACTS ABOUT ME
- I am a Southern girl, born and raised! There’s not a sentence that I can make it through without my accent slippin’ out.
- I am an Education Foreign Service Officer working gearing up to move to Guatemala for my first post!
- I loooove foreign languages; I speak Spanish, French and I’m learning Portuguese.
- I earned Master’s in International Training and Education at American University #GoEagles🦅 and my Bachelor’s in International Studies and Hispanic Studies from Pepperdine University. #AYOWaves🌊
- I am a loving dog mom to a five-year old cockapoo named Chino.
- Wanderlust = LIFE, I’ve been to 28 countries, and I am so excited about adding more
- I have romantic feelings for queso + margaritas🍹