Sometimes things fall into place. It's like magic, if you just sit back and let it happen.
My goal for 2017 was to start a blog. There have been so many times where I started and then deleted that precious first post, trying to figure out how to introduce myself in some sort of sensical, linear order. First blog post - first impression, right? No pressure...
Ok. Well, Ihave some news to get to, so here we go.
Hi! My name is Kayje. I'm starting this blog because I have a story to tell. I grew up watching my mom suffer from Schizophrenia and then ended up also needing to get help to deal with my own anxiety, depression and complex-PTSD. For over a decade, I had no idea what was wrong, and I didn't get help because I had this terrible feeling that if I didn't know what was wrong, how could somebody else help me? For my entire life, music has been my escape and a form of therapy. More about me and the rest of this later. The goal of my blog is to join the conversation and fight the stigma of mental illness by talking about it. FYI - I don't like long blog posts, or pic heavy posts - so I will keep them short and sweet.
Introduction - check.
NEWS TIME! (drumroll please....)
I'm going to be a cast member of the This Is My Brave show in Boise!
This is pretty much what happened when I read the message:
What's This Is My Brave? Their mission is to "mission is to end the stigma surrounding mental illness by sharing personal stories of individuals overcoming mental illness through poetry, essay and original music, live on stage: Read more here: https://thisismybrave.org/mission/
Get Tickets Here: https://app.mobilecause.com/f/16ol/n
Help me Fundraise Here: https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/STAGE/KarenLidral49
There you have it. Short and sweet. I can't think of a more perfect first post.