Hi! My name is Claudia and I am the person behind Reindeer in Distress.
I'm a goofy, sometimes impatient, but openhearted person that loves to cook, travel, play board & card games, video games and so much more...
A few years ago I felt lost in life.
I was feeling distressed and I struggled with rebuilding my life due PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).
At that point I had no clue on how to move forward in my life.
But after some thinking, I thought that starting a blog might be a good idea. That way I had the opportunity to talk about whatever subject I wanted to talk and it would also give me the opportunity to share some of my interests.
This also gave me the idea to use "Reindeer" in my blogname. It was a nickname some people gave me in high school because of my last name. And "distress" just described how I felt in just one word.
So while starting my blog I set a goal that someday I would write about the story behind it.
After 5 years I've reached that goal and if you're interested in my story, you can read the two related posts I linked here:
So why did I decide to blog publicly? Mostly because I feel the need to reconnect with the world again. I felt really isolated for a long time.
Another reason is to give people that are struggling in their lives some courage, to let them know they're not alone.
And well my blog might be the thing that keeps my sane. I'm a person that thinks too much about some things. And sometimes that makes me feel gloomy.
What topics do I write about?
I have a variety in topics and am not always sure they belong on one blog. Sometimes I think I should give my personal stories and thoughts a separate space.
But here are my most common topics:
What do I want to accomplish with my blog?
Like I mentioned before, I wanted to write about my struggles with PTSD someday.
And one of my never-ending goals is, just to grow as a person and to meet new people with similar interests.
I don't know where I am headed but keeping a blog has brought me this far, who knows what else it might cross my path?