I am me. Whoever that is.
I am tired: Probably shouldn't be writing this late at night on not enough sleep, but also tired with the fatigue that comes of running too long on too little. I love my kids and my partner, but taking care of them while managing my mental illnesses is exhausting.
I am hopeful. Things have been steadily getting better for the past year+, some big plans are coming together, I have friends and family I can rely on again... yeah, the future looks positive right now.
I am broken. Whatever the future will bring, I've pushed myself too hard getting to where we are now. I definitely need some time to relax, to take care of myself and heal. Luckily, we're in a stable enough place that I'm about to get that time.
I am an author. With three books out and several short stories, I am finally comfortable saying I'm an author. Long road to get here, longer road (and lots of books) ahead of me. Time to get it done.
I am surviving/striving. Every day is still a struggle. Anxiety, depression, and PTSD, plus kids and caring for a disabled partner... well, see, "I am tired..." :P But I'm not just standing in place, I'm moving forward. Pushing towards the goals and the future I know we can reach.
Alright, there's my 6 'I am's. Feel free to tell me what you think ;)
Movies: hard to say - unlike books I tend to watch a movie once, enjoy it and move on. Um . . . Well, Princess Bride, History of the World Part 1, Shawshank Redemption, I enjoyed the super hero movies that were coming out a few years ago, less taken with the more recent ones. . . . My Best Friend's Wedding, Ordinary People, Renaissance Man . . .
Music: Doors, Rolling Stones, Queen, Enya, Clannad, Sons of Somerled, Puccini, Beethoven, They Might be Giants, Rush, Voltaire, Alexander James Adams, filk, folk, Hamilton...
Food: Japanese, Pizza, my own baking, a well-roasted chicken, broccoli smothered in cheddar cheese, wild greens salads, chili, vegan burgers, mild curry
TV: haven't bothered with tv in years, but enjoy NCIS when I get the chance to watch. Was really into Bones for a while, but the season 7(?) was a disappointment.
Everything else life has forced me to do without at one point or another, and while I didn't like it, I know as long as I can survive, I can deal with anything.
If I'm hanging out on OKC, chat requests are welcome.