vilu (kajastus) wrote in add_me,
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new journal, new life

Hello there! I'm by no means new to LJ (I made my first account in 2005 or so), but this particular journal is brand new. I have written in Finnish for years and made some amazing friends, but with the Finnish "LJ scene" dwindling away, I had two choices: either say goodbye to LJ and move on to a public blog on Blogger or Wordpress, or make a new journal and start writing in English. English it is, then!

English is not my first language, so I make mistakes and use words in odd contexts. Sorry about that.

Let's cut to the chase! I'm Iia, a 25-year-old INTJ person from Northern Finland. I live in a small-ish apartment with my husband and our furbabies, a Siberian husky and a mixed breed cat. I'm currently on rehabilitation allowance/temporary disability due to a plethora of psychiatric diagnoses. While they're definitely a part of my everyday life, I make a point of trying to avoid writing only about them. There was a time when all my entries were about being borderline/depressed/anxious or having an eating disorder, but I'm a bit better now, I have other things in my life.

I write a lot besides LJ, too: I write horror and erotica, most of the time I combine the two, and I role-play, and I blog. I also use Photoshop, I mostly make signatures for a forum I RP on. I also photograph: nature, our pets, and my husband being my main targets, but the photos aren't your usual family album stuff. I want to find new, interesting angles and play with colors. I love reading, but I tend to get bored with books, so I'm currently reading seven books to keep myself interested (I almost always finish the books I start, but it might take time). My favorite fictional books include The Lord of the Rings trilogy, the Harry Potter books (nothing can quite make me feel as much as they do), Nineteen Minutes and Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult.

I sometimes write about politics. I'm a left-wing feminist, a social justice warrior, an anti-racist, LGBT+ rights activist... you get the point, don't you? (Currently I'm worried about the rise of far-right groups in Finland, so that's what I'll probably be writing about.)

Please comment here or on my Friends Only post if you want to be friends! Don't just go and add, I might not add you back.
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