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Want to be friends?

I am a veteran LJ-er. My journal was started in 2004 when I was 16 and I have over 3600 entries. I used my journal A LOT when I was in my late teens and early 20's (painful stuff), and from then on I have updated more sporadically. Now I'm 31 and really missing the community I used to feel here. I've been updating more often for the last month or so and it's like my soul has remembered why I used to love writing. However, it's just better when you have other people reading/commenting. I also want to get to know some other folks as well as I have met some amazing folks through LJ in the past.

So, without further ado, a few things about me:

  • I am 31 years old

  • Cisgender female

  • Married 5 years, no kids

  • Graduate student, working on my master's degree in clinical mental health counseling

  • Have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), which I have known for awhile but am now dealing with in a direct way.

  • I wear wigs due to hairloss from PCOS

  • Follow a Keto way of eating and recently have started dabbling in intermittent fasting

  • Love to read

  • Love to play board games

  • Am a huge Harry Potter nerd

  • Love going to see movies in the theater

Things I write about:

  • Day-to-day life

  • Struggles with forming meaningful connections with friends

  • Family life and dealing with aging/stubborn parents and crazy siblings

  • Struggles with anxiety and depression

  • Medications (or lack thereof)

  • Drug use (I occasionally smoke weed, it doesn't feature in my journal often)

  • Graduate school and life transition stuff (I left a full-time job in finance to pursue counseling)

  • Relationship things (mostly positive as I have an amazing husband)

  • Money struggles

  • Thoughts about life

  • Thoughts on books that I read

  • Struggles with acceptance of needing to wear wigs and the the deep insecurities of hair loss as a female

  • Weight loss, body image, food-related things

  • References to past struggles with disordered eating, self-injury (not often or in any great detail)

So, yeah. That's me. I am making one of my goals in 2019 to refocus on LJ because it has been such a lifeline for me in the past. Looking for people who update and comment, who are similar in age/lifestyle, interests, etc.

Want to be friends? Comment and tell me a bit about yourself. :)
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