Hi folks! My name is Ayana and I'm from The Netherlands. I speak English as well as Dutch but the journal is in English. Anyway, I'm 33 years old, have a beautiful 1 and a half year old son named Jayden and we live with my boyfriend John, a staffy Zorro and 2 kittens Mila and Loki.
I had been a hardcore LJ user about 10 years ago but then I left for a while, then I came back hoping to find the same friendships and fun, but I didn't and my journal had gone stale. But I keep missing it, a place where people offline don't know me, a place where I can rant or share nice things in my life, and hopefully make a few good friends I have common interests with. Maybe I also miss being 20 years old, I don't know, haha.
Offline I'm not a real people person, I don't hate them, but I just always have a hard time connecting with them and find a common ground. I'm socially awkward one might say and I don't always feel the need to be around them. I don't really have friends, the few I did have betrayed my trust so nowadays I pretty much stick with acquaintances. Online I usually get by a bit more easily. But I miss having a deeper connection with some sometimes.
In my journal I mainly enjoy sharing photos of loved ones (my family and pets), share artwork that I've made (paintings and drawings), haikus/poetry from time to time and exciting things in my life. I do cope with a depression but I don't always feel the need to write about it extensively. So it's not a dark and depressing journal and I hope to keep it that way.
My favorite TV shows include Orphan Black, The Blacklist, Dexter, The Mentalist, House M.D., Criminal Minds and NCIS. I'm not a huge fan of the spin-offs, but maybe that's because I don't like change. I also enjoy watching the TLC channel from time to time and Investigation Discovery is like always on in this house.
I'm not a religious person, I don't have a problem with it but it's not for me. I'm a kind person, sometimes too kind. I enjoy going out with my family and 'friends' for drinks, go shopping when the wallet allows for it. I also enjoy photography, mainly I photograph my pets and my son, or when I'm bored I take pictures of flowers. I also have a love for piercings and tattoos, currently I have 18 piercings and so far only 2 tattoos but I hope for more in the future.
My journaling behavior is vague, I have periods where I hardly have the time to update but other days you can expect 2 to 3 posts a day. So it varies. I'm not a huge commenter, I'm often afraid I misinterpet something and say the wrong thing. I do read my flist and comment where I can and dare. ;)
Not sure what else to say about myself, if there are any questions feel free to ask them.
You're very welcome to add me as a friend if you see we have anything in common. :)