INFJ, HSP, Writer, Feminist, Christian, Nerd, Empath. Multipod.
I have a lot of labels. Being a multipotentialite, that’s to be expected. I get interested in something new roughly every three seconds, so trying to create one cohesive theme for a blog is challenging. (I’ve had more blogs with more names pertaining to all those different interests than I care to go back and count…)
If I had to pick an umbrella theme, I’d say it was holistic. I believe that people should live their whole lives as if each facet is connected. The fact that I love languages and tea, writing and D&D, history and fantasy, feminism and faith – those are all a part of me, and as far as I’m concerned, don’t get in each other’s way.
I play D&D, panic about putting cash away fast enough at the checkout, and am a hardcore crafter. I dream in shades of Bukowski and think lighting two candles is way luxurious. I desire understanding and crave harmony. I write dark and conflicted and humorous and ridiculous. I am two souls, or a hundred souls, seeking a way out in words. I think the moonlight is kinder than the sunlight, but that might be my Viking heritage resisting the Texas heat.
From 2015-2017 I was a teacher in South Korea, until a health crisis took me home to Texas. I’m sharing my journey of recovery, which involves a lot of crafting, writing, and getting clear on how I want to feel.
Currently, the themes of the blog revolve around my journey to becoming an author. I also write reviews of books that have helped me and write reflections on life as an INFJ, multipotentialite, and fantasy author.
Writing is my number one passion. I grew up writing. One of my earliest memories is of painting over a Little Golden Book so I could write my own story about a rabbit. I was so enamored with it I painted my characters onto a child’s table set. Table and two chairs, all blue. With rabbits and grass and a big blobby yellow sun.
I write a lot. I write even when I’m not writing, and for writers, you get what I mean. In my head is a constant stream of fantasy and images that every now and then coalesces into something tangible. My words always get tangled up on the way to my mouth; I’m far more eloquent with my hands.
I believe reading influences a person more than almost anything else. Pratchett showed me that humans are more noble than we realize, Murakami showed me reality is a matter of opinion, and Rowling showed me I could change the world if I was brave enough. I write because I can’t not (grammar I do good).
I write to share. I hope to inspire.