Salley Who?

Disabled Veteran, Discovering Artisan

“It’s not the miles you remember, it’s the experiences you never forget.”

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This website is a catch-all for my presence online and if you are reading this, thank you for visiting! If you enjoy my content, my story or simply popped by here to be supportive; please share your feedback! Support and encouragement are greatly appreciated, both help me stay motivated!

Xe and Me

Who am I?

I am an Afghanistan war veteran who maintains sanity through semi-regular adventures with my service dog (Xe), socializing online on discord servers and sharing my creative expressions in art.

Amidst the chaotic times of the 2020 pandemic I discovered my painting abilities and began embracing my innate creative nature, moving from one medium to the next. As of 2021 my creatives include photography, writing, yarn magic (fiber arts), digital design and acrylic painting.

I have been diagnosed with an alphabet soup of mental illnesses, so it’s a topic I tend to migrate towards with my journal writings. If you’d like to know my thoughts on a thing, ask in the comments and we can discuss!

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Afghanistan 2006, wing of AH64D Apache Helicopter

Most Recent Site Content:

  • Paradise Fallen
    A Short Story written for Competition Entry Link: “You could just walk away you know.” her voice is stern and her attention laser focused on the knot she is tying. “You could accept help from a friend, you know.” he replies with a smirk and proceeds to help her tie down a tarpContinue reading “Paradise Fallen”
  • Do You Love You?
    I have seen a lot of folks when they hear “self love” they scramble internally. Namely for those who are not living in genuine love for themselves. They will either go avoidant, “of course I love myself” (leave me alone) or pensive “I think I love myself” (maybe?) or full on denial “that’s bullshit anyway.”Continue reading “Do You Love You?”
  • Mental Wellness
    May is mental health awareness month. Remember to be gentle with yourselves and with others because we never know what another is going through. There are few visual cues to tell you what a person has going on inside of them and even less understanding toward those who endure mental illnesses. I am clinically diagnosedContinue reading “Mental Wellness”
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