Music used as background: Departure from Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles
Hello writing, reading, and author friends. Some of you might have been anxiously awaiting this day while others might be surprised. If you didn't know, my Instagram Story space is quite lively. I post almost daily on it. Usually several times throughout the day. Whether it be updating folks on what I'm doing, a sneak peek into family life, or food for thought type posts. If you've followed my stories, been to live shows, or chatted with me you know it's no secret I am a massive advocate for mental health. I take great pride in presenting my issues openly and honestly. I do so hoping to normalize the conversation. I hope that others see my issues and can relate to or find them relatable. I often receive messages or comments thanking me for being open and talking about these things. Or gratitude for putting out positive vibes into the space. When I asked if folks wanted me to begin a blog doing a deeper dive into some of these issues that are close to home many of you said yes! I was pleasantly surprised to see that and so, the blog has been born!
With this first post I wanted to take a chance to leave a couple remarks or "instructions" if you would. As someone who can't write without music, I'll include a song link at the top. For those of you who want to feel the mood or tone of my post. Please take advantage of it!
My posts have a comment section as well. I want you to feel welcomed and encouraged to share your thoughts on any topics I bring up. The best way to educate and learn is to have a back and forth. Obviously, we should all keep it respectful and clean. So, if you see nonsense before I do, rest assured it will be cleaned up, but I don't think that should be a problem!
The blog will feature topics that I want to dive in and explore more freely. My Instagram and TikTok have become positive places of encouragement, growth, and kindness. I post a lot of personal items in those locations when it comes to dealing with depression, trauma, and mental health. The big ones, or ones that mean a lot to me, will end up here. Some of it may be personal stories from my youth, struggles in parenting, my very loud stance against physical discipline, and may end in a long rant about my own parents. Nevertheless, the conversation is the most important part so I hope you'll share your voice.
This won't be advertised much either. So, if you found it, consider yourself part of a special group of secret readers!
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See you soon!