I deleted a previous, 8 year old journal because honestly, who wants the little heartbreaks of being 16 on the internet for all to find? I wanted a fresh start, and so this journal is my attempt at just such a thing. I am a 24 year old, born, raised and educated in Michigan, but I have lived in Washington, Ohio and now in West Virginia. I live with my boyfriend, a wonderful man I've been dating for a little over a year now. Life is pretty good, with the occasional bump in the road that is to be expected, of course. I need to write more; my writing has become stilted and technical from working in science so much and writing reports, and I need to get back to being able to put down my thoughts on a page in a way that doesn't read like stereo instructions.
I appreciate humor, life stories and creativity, and try to cultivate friendships with people who have these things to offer. I swear, so people offended by language should probably steer clear of my journal.
My interests include (and posts will likely consist of):
Craft: My journal name is a reference to a type of bead; I am a very big fan of beadwork and crafting in general. I enjoy seeing others works, and will likely be posting about my own from time to time. I am hopefully going to be starting quilting/sewing soon, but I have the handicap of having never met a sewing machine I didn't kill, sadly (much to my mother's chagrin).
Food: I also really really enjoy cooking, and I use posting and receiving recipes online is a great way to keep the dinners and desserts I make from becoming extraordinarily boring. I love eating, and I love eating good food even more.
History; I have been trying to get away from mindless web browsing and instead reading a wikipedia article or two to learn something, and have found the historical articles tend to be the most interesting to me.
Biology/Science; my background is in plant biology, and I currently work on invasive plant species removal. I think astronomy, geology, biology and paleontology are probably my favorite disciplines, but I find most scientific phenomena fascinating.
Media/Art: I love music and I love being exposed to different kinds. I am a very big fan of classical music, rock n' roll, and soul. Also stupid pop songs, because they are scientifically designed to be catchy and I am just as susceptible as the next human. I've found several journals on livejournal that exclusively post different paintings; I love those journals, I can sift through them for days looking at different pieces and thinking about what I do and do not like about each one.
Life: I'm interested in getting down in print different memories from my life. I have a hard time posting about everyday life for some reason, probably because I've already lived it once and once tends to be enough for the mundane. But I'd like to put down what I remember about my life, and why I might remember those things.
Things I don't have time for in a livejournal friend:
Bigotry, cruelty, pro-ana posts (not to be mistaken for posts about having an eating disorder; I don't need lj friends to be perfect or always happy, but I have enough body issues and celebrating a disordered body image is not something I need in my life)
Otherwise, I'm pretty laid back and open, so feel free to friend if I seem interesting.