August 1, 2018 - by Dee Clark
I created AllScrawl in 2018 with the vision to bring people together. AllScrawl is about having a safe place to let your imagination run wild, a place that celebrates your highs and supports you through your lows. AllScrawl is a place where it is OK to be you.Spread the Love
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind. ”
I started writing poetry and crafting because I needed a creative outlet to work through my emotions. I grew up with big dreams of a blossoming career. After receiving my undergraduate in Computer Science, I began studying toward my Ph.D. After only a year into the program, I was diagnosed with a heart condition and stage 2 heart failure. I was a participant in an experimental procedure and had high hopes of a speedy recovery.
The recovery was difficult both physical and mentally. New medications caused a flare-up in other medical problems and I have since had 3 additional surgeries. I withdrew from the PhD program and continued my career as a programmer, fortunate to have amazing and compassionate employers that offered support through all the bumps in the road.
AllScrawl is about realizing that everyone has burdens and is going through pain, has gone through pain, or will go through pain. It is a natural part of life. People don't often talk about these burdens every day because they may not want to trouble others, they may be embarrassed, or they may feel alone in their pain.
AllScrawl is about supporting our fellow humans with kindness and compassion. Our goal is to promote positivity, methods of relief from stress and anxiety, and resources to organize your home, finances, health, and life. We can't achieve this goal without a community so from the bottom of my heart, I want to thank you for making it possible.