Nice to meet you. I’m Amber. A mother, a wife, a goofball, and a lover of all things mental health. Having grown up with a mother who suffers from mental illness, I have experienced quite a bit of trauma in my childhood. Because of that, I have spent most of my adult life healing from that trauma so I can be the best mother and partner that I can be. I believe in living life one day at a time. It’s the only way I’ve been able to cope with some of the experiences I’ve had. Don’t get me wrong, there are so many days when I feel a torrential downpour coming, but, it’s ok. I’ve had to come to the realization that it’s okay to have moments, but I don’t let them define who I am or who I want to be.
I want to share my experiences with you, even if it’s just one post that you read, my hope is to help you realize that you are not alone. Millions of people grew up with a traumatic childhood, regardless of our race, ethnicity, religion, social status, etc… Those of us who did are just trying to figure out how to move on from it, how to grow, and how to become the people we’ve always wanted to be.
I will encourage any of my followers to message me with your stories. I’d love to feature you, and together, we can build a family of survivors. Remember…you are not your trauma