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Bridget Cucksey, Web Designer, and Digital Marketer

Bridget Cucksey

The Tech-savvy Freelancer

With a rich background encompassing 16 years of service in the Canadian Forces’ tech sector, I bring a unique blend of creativity and precision to every project.

My design process at The Pink Poppy Parlor is meticulous, involving comprehensive research, sketching, and refining multiple concepts. Utilizing cutting-edge tools like Procreate, WordPress and Affinity Designer, I create dynamic marketing  in today’s competitive landscape.

Let’s collaborate and make some Lemonaid.

My Journey

Embracing Change: A Journey with Chronic Pain

Living with chronic pain,  has been a defining journey in my life. While the reality of carrying an oxygen tank everywhere might seem daunting to some, it has led me down a path of self-discovery and profound growth. Through this journey, I’ve learned invaluable lessons that have reshaped how I perceive my condition and also how I approach life.

One of the most significant realizations I’ve had is the importance of cognitive diversity in learning. Understanding the environments and methods that best facilitate the learning process has been instrumental in my personal and professional development. In traditional educational settings I was constantly combating  intrusive thoughts, struggling to fit in, testing anxiety and the ability to pay attention. Since then, I’ve embraced a diverse range of learning experiences, indulging in self-paced learning and allowing my brain to be inquizitive and reseach alternate topics as I learn my main subject matter.

Moreover, I’ve come to appreciate the transformative power of service to the community. Beyond financial contributions, investing time and energy into meaningful endeavors has helped me to find purpose and direction. Whether it’s nurturing The Abundance Garden or pursuing diverse interests like photography, rescuing animals or drone operation, I’ve discovered that serving others not only fulfills a deep-seated need within me but also provides clarity about my own passions and aspirations.

Perhaps the most profound lesson I’ve learned is the importance of self-care. In the midst of physical and emotional challenges, I’ve realized the necessity of prioritizing my well-being. It took a brush with mortality to shift my mindset, but I’ve since embraced practices that nourish both my body and mind. From exploring therapy through literature and cultivating close personal friendships, I’ve found solace in the idea that therapy is not confined to clinical settings but can occur anytime, anywhere, through storytelling and genuine human connection.

MCpl Bridget Cucksey taking photos on rememberance day.

To my fellow veterans facing similar challenges,

 I urge you to embrace your journey with an open heart and an open mind. Understand that while grappling with chronic pain or mental health may seem like an insurmountable obstacle, it can also be a catalyst for profound personal growth and transformation. In my own experience, getting diagnosed with this illness was essentially the best and worst thing that ever happened to me. Alongside other challenges, military releasing, forced or not, can often take a toll on mental health, leading to feelings of isolation, frustration, and even depression. Don’t hesitate to reach out for support. There is strength in vulnerability, and by sharing your struggles, you may find solace and connection with others who understand. Understand that your experiences are valid and that there is strength in seeking help and sharing your story.

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