The standard blub:
34 year old Pagan female who lives in Florida with her guy (aka “Love”) and two cats, loves Disney, reads fanatically, tinkers in photography and believes growing up is overrated.
Deals with several chronic health concerns and worked part-time as an Admin Assist for over a year at a therapeutic massage studio until the company closed in November 2009. Found a new part time job and start on February 22, 2010. Then, May 2011, found out I had 3lbs of tumors in my uterus, was on unpaid medical leave and then eventually laid off from job when they wouldn’t hold the position during my recovery from surgery. Looking once again for a part time job. Also runs her own small business, PhoenixFire Designs.
A bit more detail…
I love fantasy fiction (specifically the modern, “urban” fantasy as opposed to the old school D&D style stuff), sci-fi in tv and movies (but not really books), Walt Disney World, photography, cats, bats, penguins and red foxes, crisp Autumn nights (not that we have them here in Florida), moonlit walks on the beach (but that we DO have), Fossil handbags, being crafty and creative, singing (in the car or shower – take your pick!) and the mythological phoenix.
I am originally from Pennsylvania but have been in Florida since I was almost 9 years old – all of it in the Tampa Bay Area. My mom, sister and grandmother all live in the area as well. Love and I have been together since 1998 but we’re not married. It’s just one of those things. His family – parents, brother, aunt and grandmother plus a few cousins – all live here as well. He was born here in Florida which, until recently, was a rare thing! Almost everyone in Florida came here from somewhere else. (Namely up North and/or Canada.)
For those keeping score, my chronic health concerns include IBS (my entire life), Migraines (first one came at age 16), permanent neck damage (a result of undiscovered-until-too-late issues as a baby), CFS (always present but fluctuates in random flares), arthritis in my left hand and wrist (typically only gets bad when overworked or in cold/wet weather conditions), anemia issues (I don’t properly digest or absorb iron), and various “girl” issues I rather not detail. Oh and I’m myopic (nearsighted) and can’t see crap without my glasses. Yeah, good stuff, right?
Our best friend, Rand, passed away on March 13, 2010. He was like a brother to Love and I. I knew him 12 years and Love knew him even longer than that. This was the first death of someone so close to me and it was very sudden, unexpected and really has been extremely difficult. The grief was almost unbearable. You can read the whole thing here. (It defaults to newest entry first. You’ll need to go to the older posts to read in chronological order.)