I'm Susan - a 27-year-old young professional living in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. I was born north of Chicago and lived in the suburbs until my father decided he was tired of shoveling snow, and would rather shovel sand on the beach. So, we moved to Kill Devil Hills, on the Outer Banks of NC when I was 9-years-old.
From there, I went on to attend North Carolina State University [Let's Go Wolfpack!] for my undergraduate and master's degrees (psychology and social work respectively) - and simply haven't left, yet! I adore all Raleigh has to offer - this city is constantly growing and I am growing with it. I currently practice as a psychotherapist, with a focus on trauma in adolescents and families.
“Tell the story of the mountain you climbed. Your words could become a page in someone else’s survival guide.”
- Morgan Harper Nichols
I love sunshine, sarcasm, holidays (especially Halloween & Christmas time), my pets, other people's pets, wine, a good nap, working with people (mostly), laughing with friends and family, and of course, God.
I plan to use my blog as a place to connect and inspire others. Share laughs, sass, and tears. Until now, I had convinced myself I could never be like any of the other badass women who blog and share their lives with others, so I've decided to give it a shot. Change is scary. But if I've realized anything in my 27 years, its that change is constant and can also be so so amazing.
I want to redefine what strengths means, what it means to be resilient, and what it truly takes to manage all that life throws at us. That you don't have to stand tall and strong, alone.
Thank you so much for following me along in this journey and giving me the space to share with others! I look forward to building relationships with you all - so feel free to reach out to me via email or social media!
Talk soon :)