Hello everyone! For those that I have not met, my name is Ryan Marlowe. North Carolina is my home state. I am the third child of my family, and the last one. I guess it took my parents three tries to get it right. Just kidding. I love my two sisters, but we have separate lifestyles and have grown apart through the years. Personally, I feel that my diversity and life choices have a lot to do with why I’m so distant from my family.
After serving in the Navy, for what I consider the better years of my life, I embarked on the journey to find something that helps me understand life. During my career in the service, I experienced things that changed my mental clarity and physical abilities at times. Doctors and society have called it many things through the years, commonly known now as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Doctors are quick to shove medicines my way, but I hate taking pills that alter my mind. In reality, I don’t take any pills. Not even Tylenol for a headache. Finding something that could redirect my focus and attention has always been challenging to me, but writing is a tool that has benefitted me the most throughout my struggles, and I want to explore the tool further in hopes of finding relief for myself and others that struggle.
I’m looking forward to the journey with each of you throughout the term.