I'm 21 and an Oregonian. Originally from Portland, but now I live in the lovely college town of Corvallis. I love it and I'm so grateful I am here. I'm earning a double degree in Psychology and Public Health with an option in Health Promotion and Health Behavior. I want to work with addiction prevention/mental health and eventually go to grad school to become a clinical mental health counselor. My goal in life has always been to help people, and I plan to do so in my professional career someday.
I've had a lot of shit happen in my life but all you can do is move on.
I grew up in a very unstable environment when I was little. When I was 6 my parents separated and their divorce was official when I was 8 because my father was (and still is) an abusive alcoholic. I have struggled with Major Depressive Disorder, insomnia, social anxiety, re-occurring suicidal tendencies, and possible Avoidant Personality Disorder. I’ve been doing better lately but I’m always scared it’ll all come crashing down again.
A year ago I lost my best friend and the person I trusted most (this is because she lost her virginity to the guy I was heartbroken over to get back at the guy she liked, long story...) Also, my father almost passed away last year due to a deep vein thrombosis and a double pulmonary embolism and I’m not really sure how to react to it. I don’t have a relationship with him and that has always been a bit upsetting to me, but I can’t be around someone who genuinely doesn’t want me to be here.
I am proud to have been able to survive it all and if I could go back and change anything, I wouldn't. These moments in my life have defined who I am and I would never trade the experiences that have taught me how to be the person I am today.
I graduated high school in 2010 and I am currently a senior in college. I am Christian but I don’t care if you aren’t, people believe in their own things. I was a girl scout for 13 years and earned my Gold Award as a senior Girl Scout by making bags/filling them with toys and giving them to needy children in the hospital department my mom works in.
Hufflepuffs are the shizz, I love learning, I’m a proud daughter of a single mother (even though we have constant battles), I am a colorguard veteran, I love to paint, read good books, spin rifles, and make friendship bracelets. And my heart is taken by the most wonderful man.
I'm doing my best to put back the pieces of my life together. Talk to me, ask me something, or just say hi. I could always use a friend.
Stay strong and carry on darlings.