When it comes down to it, I am just a 20-something still learning how to navigate life! I spent my early years worrying too much about what others thought about me, and now my mission is to unlearn all of that and enjoy life to the fullest.
I am not what most people think of when hearing the word “mental health advocate.” I am loud, I am abrasive, and I curse like a sailor. But mental health and self care is important to me on a personal and a professional level. I take it very seriously and want to help make it easier for others to access it and add it to their lives.
Self care is different for every single person, and mine manifests itself in 3 main forms:
I play video games to escape the real world and let my mind wander in a way it can’t when I’m “living” in the real world.
Another form of escape for me! I love going on long walks through my city or taking hikes in new and exciting places.
This is a more intuitive approach to self-care: I spend time, usually with a cup of coffee or tea, sifting through my thoughts but trying not to let one single topic distract me.
Rory is my 7-year-old Pomchi and he is my WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD. I rescued him in November of 2014 when he was just 6 months old and I have never looked back. He is an important part of my life and accompanies me in almost all of my self care endeavors! You’ll see him chilling with me while I meditate, going on hikes with me, or chilling next to my desk while I game.
Every Tuesday and Wednesday at 8pm Eastern, you can find me live on Twitch! I play a variety of video games, discuss mental health, and chat about my favorite anime. I would love for you to drop by and say hello!
I also post some of my content to YouTube! Ranging from video game playthroughs to art time lapses, I love to share my passions.