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sstiles1

Location: United States

Member Since: September 2014

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My name is Samantha, and I am 25 years old. Currently, my time is spent studying Clinical Psychology. I graduate in a few months, and will continue until I obtain a PHD. I have always loved writing, but throughout the majority of my life, I have avoided it. My love for writing made me feel different and I wanted nothing more than to feel the same. The people I was surrounded by looked down upon me because I would rather write than go to a party or hang out. I try to spend my days being productive, although there are days where you just need a break from everything and everyone. Growing up I just wanted to be understood, but I have learned (the hard way) I do not need anyone’s approval. If I want to write, I will write, and I will write with passion. I am very grateful I found this site because it is encouraging me to do what I love. I have had many experiences throughout my life, good and bad; I want to share these experiences because I hope to inspire others. I have gained knowledge through school, and I will be sharing that as well. I would appreciate feedback, especially constructive criticism; I want nothing more than to improve anything and everything I do. Some of the things I may post will be feelings from my past and may be a little depressing. On the other hand, there will be positive things too. I think it is important to acknowledge the hardships, but also identify the positive experiences. I would feel selfish if I did not share the things I have learned; I think it is important to be as open as you can. Trust me, it is difficult. Some personal background information: I was placed in foster care when I was 13 years old, I went through 8 foster homes by the age of 15; I ran away from the last foster home and went back to my biological parents (illegally; and it was not my greatest decision), I struggled with Anorexia from the age of 11 (currently doing well, but it will always stay with me), I attempted suicide once (I am very grateful I am here now), I did not learn how to talk, read, or write until I was 11 years old; A year ago I would not be sharing anything from my life; positive or negative. Finally, throughout all of my experiences I am here, standing tall, and hoping to positively influence someone else’s life. Here are two of my goals while posting on this site:

  • I want people to know they are not alone and any situation can get better. It takes work, but you can do it.
  • I want to learn from others by reading their writing.
    • I really hope others will post feedback and constructive criticism, so I can improve my writing.

    If you took the time to hear me ramble, thank you very much.

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