Welcome to Sounds of Self! My name is Britney Lucas! I am the creator of Sounds of Self. I am a writer with a love for reggae music, uplifting vibes, empowering others, and positive living.
As a child, I have always had a passion for writing and as I got older, it has grown even more. I have dreamt of becoming a published author but most importantly, I write because writing is my muse, my outlet, and what I enjoy doing most.
I created this blog to make a difference in others lives. Whether it just be something that can make someone smile and impact their whole day. I want to inspire, encourage, and show you all the love and support that you deserve, to reach all of your goals and where you want to be in life.
I am the kind of person who can’t be explained by putting a few words into a little box, unless it’s the T.A.R.D.I.S. because it’s bigger on the inside! Oh, yeah, I’m kind of a nerd LOL!
I love to laugh, I love to love, I love the stars and moons and all that weird hippy nonsense, even though I don’t really buy into most of it.
I am a starving artist! I love to write, I love to sing, and attempt to play the guitar. I love to talk, and I talk a lot! That’s how I ended up with a career in radio broadcasting. I love to be there for and just around other people. I love to be bare foot, I drink whiskey and I have a habit of giggling at absolutely nothing, all the dang time!
I LOVE MUSIC! I love to be happy, so I love happy music! I named my daughter after Bob Marley. I listen to just about anything, but mostly reggae because it keeps me in a positive mindset. I get wrapped up in the lyrics and feel every beat. I literally have a physical reaction to an amazing song.
I crave the sand between my toes with every breath I take.
I am emotional, dramatic, passionate, caring and kind, but just like the moon, I have a dark side too. I’m DEFINITELY not the type of person who’s afraid of change. In fact, it’s the opposite. I crave it. I can’t even go more than 2 months without rearranging the entire house.
There are at least 100 different characters living in my head at any given Moment, most of them, the amplified voices of my family members or the exaggerated anxieties swirling around in my brain, trying to convince me that things are way worse than they actually are.
I’ve been writing since I could pick up a crayon and pretend to form words on just about anything I could scribble on. I really don’t know what it is that I write, whether it’s songs, poetry, or just random thoughts spilling out of my head at any given moment, but I write.
I’ve struggled with anxiety and depression for as long as I can remember, so I guess it has become a coping mechanism, and a therapy, as it has been with any other person who has ever done the same type of thing, since the dawn of time. I’ve always hoped that someday I would be able to reach out and maybe help someone else who feels like I do or goes through the same wacky things that I do, to not feel like they are so alone. Especially when it’s so dang easy to get lost in your head and convince yourself that you are.
I am AnomalyAngie, Writer/Editor of Sounds of Self.
My name is Shealyn Steadman. I’m 23 years old and I live on a farm in a little town just south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This is where I grew up and have lived my whole life except for a year I did two semesters at The University of Texas at Tyler. I have a four year old chocolate standard poodle named Remi. She’s my only child and best friend. Like many, I didn’t have the best childhood and was diagnosed with anxiety and depression. So I began trying to figure out what coping mechanisms worked best for me. Very quickly writing and music made their way to the top of the list. Writing helped me to express my feelings so they didn’t stay bottled up. This was a way I could express myself on my own time and in private. Music helped learn to love myself, others, and this world in a whole new and better way. I’ve been able to find like-minded people to share my sadness and my happiness with. The choice to just be happy became overwhelming and I couldn’t be more grateful for the life that I’ve been able to create for myself. My goal in life is to spread this light and positivity I’ve found. I’m excited to be able to share the coping skills, the happiness, and the family I’ve been gifted with the world.