Hey I'm Dan! I have written on and off ever since I was in high school, but I've mostly been like a closet writer; until now I have never taken a plunge in any way that felt scary or significant. At High School I was inspired by my English teacher who breathed life into the subject and my passion for literature and language, he was the first person to believe in me and my writing. So shouts go out to him because I wouldn't be writing this if it weren't for the pushes he gave all those years ago, he took a real punt on me so it's only fair I do the same for myself now. A little while ago I was active on Twitter in the Mental Health/Counselling community and wrote for Magazines and other Blogs. I dabbled in writing on Medium for a little while, but it felt, incomplete. More below.
Starting this blog and writing this post is me being vulnerable; doing what I've frankly been avoiding for the best part of 5 years. I enjoy writing about my own journey with therapy, helping share resources to teach others, creative writing, I want to explore writing about the Music I love, and Poetry. Poetry is something that comes pretty natural to me, I write a lot of free form - my words could probably be read to some as lyrics - I'll be exploring more of my poetry content and publishing regularly.
I work in a fairly corporate job so my writing has always been an escape, a place where I can reflect, and somewhere that I can truly be myself. I struggled a lot with my identity when I was younger, and this person typing now has had to be crafted and created, writing was one of the places that helped me do that, whether it was from a Poem or a Journal it was a safe haven.
My hope with this blog is that my writing can be that for you too, somewhere to reflect, a place to wind down, perhaps a stop off on the road to getting to where you want to go. Everyone is welcome and it will be a pleasure to share the enjoyment that I get when I write with you. Watch this space! The next post will be published next Tuesday.