Words by Emily

New name, same site! I have decided to #rebrand from onehappyblueberry to @words.by.emily. You may be asking yourself, why was this account ever called One Happy Blueberry? It’s not necessarily “happy” and there have been almost no blueberries to speak of. The short answer is that One Happy Blueberry had personal meaning to me, and I needed the pseudo-anonymity to give me #courage to start posting. ⁣

Here’s the longer answer: The name referred to two lives that were far too brief. In honor of them, I wanted to shine my own light a little brighter. 🔥 One Happy Blueberry was the armor that protected me from the fear of putting my light out in the world. I know putting something on the Internet and feeling like it’s a little anonymous is a bit like a kid covering their own eyes and saying “You can’t see me,” but it’s how I felt. Now I feel like the name has served its purpose, and I’m ready to better align my name and content. So, thank you, One Happy Blueberry! You were just what I needed. And an even bigger thanks to you, person reading this, for being here and (hopefully) sticking with me. Onward! 🙏 💪 ⁣⁣

Words by Emily

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.

2 thoughts on “Words by Emily

  1. No, you do not need to hide your light under a bushel. I even think that the more you share the more you grow. Congratulations on this giant step forward. I am happy to take it with you.

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