I am new to this live journal situation. Here's a quick introduction!
My name is Lori
I'm 24 years old and currently living in RI.
Here I am!
I work at the largest Hospice in RI. I work more in the administrative/billing aspect of the company.
I have my degree in psych and am currently enrolled in a M.Ed program in School Counseling. My biggest goal is to obtain my Masters and help people in the best way I know how - thoughtful communication, compassionate and empathetic listening and love.
Here is a picture of my baby girl Piper:
I rescued her 2 months ago from a very abusive owner. She came to us starved, almost hairless, and very ill. We have nursed her back to health and she CONTINUES to be the sweetest thing that has ever stepped foot into my life.
I am going through the toughest year of my life and she has made me feel like I have finally done SOMETHING right.
I also have 2 guinea pigs [Don't laugh, I never got to have these furry friends as a child!]
Their names are Sheldon and Leonard [And for those of you who don't know why I kindly ask you to reconsider our potential friendship status]
I love writing and expressing my thoughts, opinions and struggles. If I had the time and dedication I'd probably seriously consider writing a book...I also seek perspective and opinions from those who may not know me personally. Like I have said, I am struggling through some very real relationship issues, still adjusting to life without my overbearing parents, and establishing my self-identity while simultaneously being what everyone expects me to be. I have hopes, desires that I'm not sure can be obtained because of my innate fear of failure and disappointing those around me...But overcoming said fear could be the key to my true fulfillment.
With that being said, I am my own worst enemy. I can give sound advice (Or so I am told!) but refuse to take my own. I am very down to earth and I love making people laugh. My personality is dripping with sarcasm. As female as I appear, I am of a very different mindset. I appreciate inappropriate humor, and a rousing "that's what she said" comment here and there.
In my spare time [HA, what is that?] I dabble in the occasional weekend karaoke with friends [Though, it is never a fully sober experience]. I enjoy having a good time, cracking jokes at any possible opportunity, and having great conversation with great people.
Essentially, I am looking not for those like-minded, but those who can offer a fresh perspective and perhaps I can return the favor wholeheartedly!
If interested, friend me and I will gladly return the gesture!