By day I'm a mild-mannered instructional designer, but by night I'm a writer, filmmaker, and musician (and still mild-mannered).
My name is Arend. It's pronounced "air-end".
I write fiction, screenplays, and music. I am making a short film that will be completed soon. I've written a self-published novella that is on the Amazon store.
I am vegan. It is an ethical decision, based both on compassion for other beings as well as logic. Becoming vegan has made me a much happier and more optimistic person. I will discuss this if you're interested. I mentioned it here because it's key to understanding who I am.
Ultimately, to be human is to search for love. To have love is to feel a sense of balance in one's life; no longer pulled in different directions but to have a center point you can return to. I think that's what we're all looking for, even if you don't verbalize it that way.
I recently made my twentieth blood donation to the Red Cross. I'm proud of that.