You know me as a Family Member, Friend, Collaborator, Student, Teacher, and just as ME!
Thanks so much for investing even a moment of your time to read this!
Last year I was diagnosed with severe PTSD. My brain feels like a crazy circus at any given moment and is constantly in a hyper-vigilant state. That means I am ALWAYS on alert for possible dangers!
Things that trigger me are:
Being around loads of people
Really bright lights
Car horns, babies crying, ambulances going by, police sirens, dogs howling, construction, and that blasted squirrel that keeps jumping out at me in the mornings... among many others...
Sadly, all of those triggers make living in a bustling city such as Atlanta super difficult for me. I am currently unable to work full time because of it and simple tasks such as going to the grocery store or bank seem impossible!
As you may have gathered through my various social media posts that I have spent some time out in Southern Oregon farming with two of my best buddies.
Farming is GREAT for those living with PTSD!
Quiet, nature, physical movement, and SO many squishy animals!
In order to have a better life while battling my PTSD, I have decided to move to Oregon permanently to become a farmhand at Longsword Vineyard as well as continuing to create exciting and innovative theatre!
With my buds Nate!
And all the animal friends that live on the vineyard as well!
This is where YOU come in!
As I mentioned, it is extremely difficult for me to work and save any money for my move to Oregon. By donating any amount to my journey, you will be helping me choose life and ability to know I am worthy for my dreams to come true!
In return, I will be committing to volunteer hours at the Domestic Abuse Center for Women once I get to Oregon.
My needs for the funds will cover my move from Atlanta to Oregon where I will continue to build on my new life! This will include gas, hotel stipends, moving supplies, continued help with medical costs, resources for when I first arrive in Oregon, as well as loads of coffee for the 3000 mile journey to the Great Land of Oregon!
For every $250 reached of my goal, I will commit to 10 hours of community service. If my goal is completed, that is over 150 hours of community service!!
Thank you for supporting me and my recovery! Any amount you can donate, would be super beneficial to making my journey happen and will NOT go unnoticed! Small donations help support dreams and I am beyong grateful in return!
I will be in one final show before departing Atlanta where I return as Peter Pan in Deer Bear Wolf/Trangression's "Second Star to the Right: Hook's Revenge ". Shows are March 22nd-31st, Thur-Sat @8pm at the old Dante's Down the Hatch in Underground Atlanta. Shows sells out FAST!
Please feel free to leave your home address and I will send you a personal postcard on my roadtrip across the country!
To live would be an awfully big adventure!
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