Welcome to Brave Little Pufferfish,
After a long hiatus and some soul searching we are back to bring you uplifting content. The blog posts on here will include topics that deal with anxiety, grief, reading, writing, and navigating the adult world as a young/new adult. With the relaunch of my blog I thought I would reintroduce myself.
Hi, my name is Dawn. I originally hail from Boston Massachusetts but now reside in a seaside town in New York. I am a proud 23 year old who loves Broadway, Books, Music, and cartoons(Disney I am looking at you). By trade I am a music teacher, have always had a lifelong passion for music, and am currently looking into receiving my masters in Music Therapy. I live with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Depression, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. In addition I grew up in a non nuclear family. Since I was about nine months old my paternal grandparents raised me, I would see my biological father every other weekend, and often were taken care of by a village of my extended family and family friends. I consider myself lucky because I was loved and taken care of by so many people. When I was 14 my father lost his battle with cancer, and when I was in my senior year of college my mother lost her own battle with cancer. This was extremely difficult to handle.
I struggled immensely handling my own grief and my own personal battles with mental illness. I decided to start writing as a way to not only share my story but help other people going through similar struggles. I have always been driven to help those around me and also to help instruct so perhaps people which I would love to do through my writing. If any of the posts I make here resonate and help with just one person than I will be happy. I always enjoy reading articles or blog posts of those who have been through similar situations. The goal here is to write the kind of articles so others who may experiencing similar situations will feel as if they are not alone. I hope you find this helpful and get to stay a while. I hope something may touch you here.
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I hope you have a great day!