Zero to Hero Challenge-Day 1: Introduce yourself

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Welcome to 2014! Like many, I feel motivated by the fresh start of a new year so I will be participating in WordPress’s Zero to Hero 30 Day Blogging Challenge. Today’s challenge is to write a post to introduce yourself. My blog is about a year old now, so I guess its about time for a proper introduction.

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The Basics.

  • Name: Kaitlyn
  • Age: 21
  • Occupation: student
  • Sign: Sagittarius
  • Obsessions: books, Reese’s cups, British TV
  • Currently reading: Watchmen by Alan Moore
  • Currently listening to: Myth by Beach House

Why I’m here.

My reasons for starting a blog are not unlike many others. I wanted a place to document various creative endeavors (mail art, photography, DIY projects) and personal growth that allows me to interact with other people. I also want to use this blog to share my experiences in the mental health world, both as a student and a patient as I learn to manage my depression and PTSD. I hope that by being honest and open about these things I can paint a clearer picture about what it really means to have a mental illness and maybe even provide a bit of comfort to those who are in situations similar to mine. I am going to think of this blog as an experiment- I’m excited to see where it goes as I get in the habit of posting more regularly.

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Just in case that isn’t exciting enough for you, there will also be the occasional portrait of Charlie to keep things interesting.

Check out the Zero to Hero challenge and come back tomorrow for my day 2 entry! Leave a link in the comments with your introduction post.

Mail Art Challenge!

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I recently received a mail art challenge from one of my pen friends. The idea is to send one piece of art to the first person on the list, and your own information to the end of the list, and pass it on to 10 people. That means once your name reaches the top you get a mail box full of artwork! Who wouldn’t love that?

This not only sounds like a lot of fun, but also a great way to enter into the world of mail art, so I wanted to share the opportunity.

Whether you’re brand new to mail art or a seasoned expert, feel free to join! Just send an email to singingshipwrecks@gmail.com with your name and address (this information won’t be shared). Don’t forget to put “Mail Art Challenge” in the subject line.

Update: You can send a piece of art in any medium if you choose to participate. It doesn’t necessarily have to be an envelope.