We had the good fortune of connecting with Danielle T. Anderson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Danielle T., we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
When it comes to risks and taking them, consciously, I freak out. Innately, I’m a very let’s not change things or fix things that ain’t broken type of gal. But SUBCONSCIOUSLY, man, my inner dare devil is all for the risks. So, my life have been filled with taking risks and stepping out of my comfort zone so I can grow. Every time I take a chance, that’s a risk to me. And it always seems to be in my favor, even if I “fail” the first couple of times, I redo it and keep going because risks teach you to be the you that you always thought you could be…and once you take them, you’re that much closer to that person.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Professionally, I am a behavioral therapist, studying to become a licensed drama therapist. Getting to become a therapist of any sort is never easy unless you truly want to do this line of work. Mental health, behaviors, etc, they are never easy to deal with on our own let alone dealing with others’, so it takes a lot of patience and heart. But again, as long as you know this is something you really want to do. And you also know this WILL change the world, one person at a time, then the road should have less bumps in it and can honestly be a smoother ride.
Therapy has helped me in life as some one who struggles with a chronic illness and so has acting. They both put me in a head and heart space of unknown strength and I just want to be able to pay that back 10 times forward to anyone else who may be in need of the same healing.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
So, in the city of TAMPA, there is so much to do and so much to see. Honestly though, my favorite spots here are downtown, Ybor City, Hyde Park and Channelside. Each of the 4 little towns within this city shows you the history of what Tampa was 20, 30, all the way back to even a hundred years ago! The food is delicious with authentic Cuban flavors and other tastes of the people’s who first inhabited the city. My favorite place though would be La Segunda Bakery, one of the best Cuban foods you’ll ever have, I bet you that! But after you have a bite to eat, going to explore the areas can be done on scooters or even a water taxi! You get a nice history lesson and great sight seeing all in one. Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to dedicate my shoutout to my mother, my sisters and my tribe. These people have always kept it so real with me and have helped me become the Danielle T. I’ve always aimed to be.
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