Welcome to my new website! My name is Joelle Otterstedt. I am 21 years old, and a senior at Pacific University, in Forest Grove, Oregon. I originally created this website while I was studying abroad in York, England. Studying abroad was the best experience of my life, but also incredibly hard for me. I have struggled with anxiety for a few years, and traveling to the other side of the world to live there for half a year was one experience that combined everything that made me anxious.
I hope that by sharing my experiences, it may help someone else in a similar situation. And even if nobody else reads it, it is a place for me to look back on my adventures, and see how far I have come in my journey to overcome anxiety.
I am excited for what's to come in 2021, and am determined to make it a better year than 2020!