I am happily married and have a wonderful 15-month old daughter. I love to write and play music. My degree is in Music Education, and I play the flute and piano. When I was in 7th grade, I started playing organ for church. I'm educated to be a Christian Day School teacher, but I'm a salesperson because it's so much fun. It's a rush, I get to help people, and I don't have to worry about turning into an ogre in front of the classroom.
I discovered Beliefnet because of the Beyond Blue blog. Therese has some great tips and ideas in there. I joined the community because I need some help. My post-traumatic stress syndrome was in "remission" for a long time, and it recently came back. I need help staying sane until I am able to get professional help. I was given tools to deal with the flashbacks and spiral thinking, but my mind has recently found ways around these tools. That's why I need the extra support.
I hope that I can also help others on this site. I know the pain of not being able to forgive yourself, and how God's forgiveness can help with that. I've discovered tools to help me with positive thinking, and I hope to pass those on. Most of all, I hope that the Holy Spirit will work through me to bring others to the faith.