Wow, I guess this is it. Something I never once thought I would do. Now my grammar might be horrendous, don’t hesitate to call me out on it. But I just needed a place to get some of these thoughts out of my head. I guess I should start with my name, I’m Dan *waves*
I’m just a regular 24 year old guy living the student life with a full time job. Now most would look at me and think I am quite a happy chap, usually got a smile on my face. But I am currently living with PTSD. This is something I struggle to deal with on a day to day basis. Why is that? well, that is a long story. To put it quite frankly, I was sexually assaulted when I was 19 years old.
Now this blog isn’t going to be talking about that too much, we all know what sexual assault is without having to know about the details. This is more about the after effects to an assault and what this can do to a person, I will mainly be moaning about my night terrors (yes, I’m a 24 year old man who suffers from bad dreams) and using this platform to show my road to recovery as a survivor, in hopes that it could possibly reach one person who is struggling to cope with an assault. I do think this is a topic that needs to be talked about more, especially in younger men, there seems to be this taboo around it which i find quite frustrating. Maybe no one will read this, even so, it does seem to help being able to talk/type about it and get it all out.
So welcome to my blog and I hope it doesn’t seem as depressing as it sounds. I hope to use this to do some good with sharing my experiences, so that we don’t all feel alone at times.