“So much of what happened to me is happenstance.” While I remember writing this down after hearing it on Design Matters with Debbie Millman, I cannot for the life of remember which of her guests said it. Somehow that feels fitting. Things happen and they effect you. The best any of us can do is to roll with the punches and remember to stay humble about our own role in it all.

So much of what happened to me is happenstance.

Published by Emily P.G. Erickson

Emily P.G. Erickson is a freelance writer specializing in mental health and parenting. She has written for popular digital publications, including Everyday Health, Health, The New York Times, Parents, Romper, Verywell Mind, WIRED, and more. Emily is a professional member of the National Association of Science Writers (NASW), the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), and the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ). Previously, Emily researched PTSD for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and earned a master's in psychology. You can find the latest from Emily at www.emilypgerickson.com.

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