I’m overjoyed to be back at Mend! For some of you, I'm a familiar face, but for those who I haven't connected with before, I'd love to introduce myself by sharing the story of how I landed at Mend years ago.
In 2017, I was heartbroken and burned out. I spent months struggling with both, and eventually, decided I didn’t want to stay in this dark place any longer. I wanted to feel better. I wanted to move forward. I wanted to mend. From that moment on, I spent most of my free time researching psychology, personal development, and self-care. I applied all the tools I learned and decided that if I was in need of access to this knowledge, others must be too. So, I started a video series where I shared what was working for me on the journey toward healing. Mend was one of those tools. Elle and I connected thanks to that video series, and I eventually joined Team Mend–first as a contractor, then as Head of Content. Since leaving Mend, my mission has remained the same: to make the tools for inner self-care more accessible.
Now Mend comes back into my life perhaps at the moment I need it most. In 2021 I went through a devastating breakup. Like many of you, I too am mending. I’m so grateful for the resources that were poured into me through my work at Mend, those tools carried me through some of the most painful moments after the breakup. Doing the work to get through this heartbreak has reminded me of how incredibly important Mend is. This community holds space for us to mend at our own pace, with compassion and free of judgment. It’s really the most beautiful thing. This is why it means so much to me to join Mend as CEO. This work is deeply meaningful to me and it's why I remain committed to Mend’s mission.
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Elle for welcoming me back to steward Mend in this next chapter and for her continued support. Most importantly, I hope you'll join me in thanking her for founding Mend!
I can’t wait to share more about what’s in store for Mend. You’ll be hearing from me again soon!