Goodbyes and Gratitude: Thank You from Sammi Caramela

June 3, 2024 Sammi Caramela

Goodbyes are never easy, but this one comes with lots of gratitude. I've been writing for HealthyPlace for the past year, and the healing and changes I've managed have been mind-blowing. I started my position as a new freelance writer who was in the midst of her posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) struggles. While I thought I'd already healed my childhood trauma and all the wounds it had caused, I didn't realize how much further I could — and would — go on this journey.

A Dose of Gratitude for HealthyPlace

First and foremost, I'd like to express my gratitude for HealthyPlace and its community. My audience has been nothing but loving, supportive, and vulnerable. While I might have helped some of you heal from trauma, I want you also to know that you've helped me just the same.

Writing about my trauma and PTSD has allowed me to process my emotions while feeling less alone. This has helped me find the right therapy and treatments, as well as find ways to be more vulnerable with my loved ones. I haven't had the easiest year, but having HealthyPlace as an outlet was a game-changer. I now understand myself better, which means I'm more patient and compassionate with myself. I hope you're the same way with yourself.

Saying Goodbye to HealthyPlace

Saying goodbye to this wonderful community is not easy. However, I feel it's time for me to move forward in my writing career, which has led me to pursue creative writing and fiction writing. That being said, I wouldn't be where I am today if I hadn't had this incredible opportunity to work with HealthyPlace and heal my trauma.

As I move forward in my life and in my career, I will forever remember the love and support I received during my time here. I can't wait to continue reading all the wonderful content on this blog — and continue learning, growing, and healing every day.

Watch Sammi Caramela's goodbye video below:

APA Reference
Caramela, S. (2024, June 3). Goodbyes and Gratitude: Thank You from Sammi Caramela, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 21 from

Author: Sammi Caramela

Sammi Caramela is a freelance writer, fiction author, poet, and mental health advocate who uses her writing to help others feel less alone. Find her on TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, and her blog.

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