I’m an amateur poet and artist. I write what I feel and when that fails me, I paint it. Or play it on my Violin or Piano. Am I talented? No, I wouldn’t say so. It’s all just a bunch of hobbies. Things I (usually) enjoy doing in my spare time. I have a lot of spare time. I’m disabled due to a (hopefully recovering) shoulder injury that has rendered my right arm useless.
I am an EMT and I’m a firefighter on my local volunteer department.
I’m a motorcycle driver, not rider. I love to kayak in the summer. I love to read books. Oh yeah, and I’m a lesbian, not quite all the way out of my closet. I’m finding many obstacles (negative people, homophobes) and am struggling with society in general. I am highly opinionated and avoid politics as much as I can. I’m a survivor, I probably shouldn’t be here today. I was born nine weeks premature, the docs said I wouldn’t make it. I’ve been fighting ever since. I’m a survivor of sexual assault. Now you’re thinking about what you have survived… Pat yourself on the back because you’ve survived. Don’t question miracles or you’ll forget to live and keep on surviving!
I’m the youngest of eight children: five girls, three boys. I have three nieces and seven nephews. I come from a very large family.
I’m an animal lover. I have a massive German Shepard (ex-police K9) and I have a cat, Babe, who is like my child. She comes like a dog when you call her name and she’s more loyal than any dog I’ve ever had. She’s my shadow. I sleep, she’s sleeping next to me sharing my pillow (she drools, yuck). I walk across a room, she’s the shadow at my side. I sit here on my laptop and she’s in my lap sound asleep.
UPDATE: You can see the productive part of my life at: http://resuscitateyou.wordpress.com/