Basic things about myself:
I’m a mother to an awesome 15 year old.
I’ve been married since ’99 (I was 18).
I have PCOS (Polycystic Ovary/Ovarian Syndrome … which should have a different name since it’s an hormonal imbalance that doesn’t require cystic ovaries).
I am a grad student attending ECU (distance education rocks my socks). I’m in their amazing MLS program. Future librarian right here!
I have a BA in English.
I write. Not enough. I’m trying. I’m hoping this challenge helps me practice up a bit and get into the flow of writing every day.
I love coffee. And willow trees. The beach. Sunsets. Rain (except when the dogs are stir crazy because it’s rained for too long and they can’t go outside to release some of their pent up energy). Playing Farmville2 and Wizard101 are my go-tos when I have some free time (if my nose isn’t in a good book). Reading. I love reading good books, short stories, and poems. I’ve loved reading since before I could read (when I just flipped through books and made up the story as I went along).
I have depression. Some days – most days these days – I’m okay. Some days I’m really not…no matter what I say. I have anxiety – not crippling – but enough to stress me out pretty badly. I know these issues most likely stem from PCOS and the embarrassing symptoms that come along with it, but I know it has to do with my past as well.
I am a feminist. And proud of it. I believe women and men should both be valued members of society, with equal rights, pay, and opportunities. I do not hate men. I simply believe they are capable of being much more than our patriarchal society tells them they should/can be. They are smarter than society gives them credit for. As are women. I could go on… but I guess you could just visit my Pinterest to see some of what I’m about.
Salty foods are my dietary weakness.
Books are my financial weakness (though I’ve tamed the beast inside and only buy books when I truly can afford to … and after making sure I really want to read the book I’m considering purchasing).
My favorite colors are deep/dark purples, slate grey, and green. I wear a lot of black (tops) because I think black looks good on me – as does green, but I don’t often find green tops for plus-sized women that aren’t hideous.
If there’s anything else you’d like to know, feel free to ask!
Are you participating in this 30-day challenge? If so, post your links. 🙂