August 24th, 2011


looking for friends!

Hi I'm Sarah.
I'm 33 and live in San Francisco.
Married, no kids, 2 cats.

So, I'm looking for friends. I've had my LJ for 9 years, but many of my friends have disappeared and I'd like to beef it up again. I like people who post a lot, since I read every day. I don't really care about getting a lot of comments, but I do like having a connection with my LJ friends. I don't always comment a ton myself, but I do always read.

Some things about me:
♥ I have a degree in biopsychology, but I don't currently work.
♥ I love music. I am very into a lot of bands on the Merge Records label. (the Rosebuds, Telekinesis, Arcade Fire, the Mountain Goats, and so on.) I also like a shit-ton of other music, and it covers everything from pop to rock to electronic and beyond. Except country.
♥ I'm pretty girly. I am obsessed with makeup. I also have an esthetician license, but I've never actually worked in a spa setting.
♥ I drink a lot. My husband and I are really into wine and tour various wine regions on a regular basis.
♥ I have a long history of food/weight/body image/eating disorder issues. I've been in therapy for years. I tend to talk about it a lot, but usually I use filters for that stuff. (Let me know if you want to be on these filters.)
♥ I like to travel.
♥ I'm fairly liberal, and though I don't usually talk politics, I don't tend to get along with those who are overly conservative.
♥ I'm not religious. I don't care if you are... but I don't really want to hear about it all the time either.
♥ I'm not having kids, so if all you talk about are your kids, then I probably won't be interested.

So if any of that sounds interesting and you wanna be friends, let me know!
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I'm trying to get back on track with a lot of things that I love. Over the last ten years, I've become more and more unable to sustain focus on anything, even those things that I love, and this has greatly affected my output and my satisfaction with things in general. I am working hard to overcome this - new journal, new focus, hopefully new friends.

I'm 29 years old, married, work in Special Education as a on-on-one behavioral aide (at the moment, but I've basically run the gamut in terms of the realm of things paras do), and - when I can sustain the motivation and momentum - I write. Poetry, mostly in form (sestina, haiku, sonnet, villanelle, etc.; I prefer having an external structure, it challenges me and helps me focus) and occasionally prose vignettes. I enjoy reading blank verse, free verse, prose poetry, etc., I simply don't write them. Outside of writing, I enjoy cooking, crochet, paper crafts (making postcard, cards, collages, junk books, altered books, etc. - I'm not particularly good, but I'm just starting out), blogging, casual on-line gaming, and fandom (I am very into fandom - at the moment, that would be Harry Potter, Doctor Who, and BBC's Sherlock (oh, I love me some Sherlock)). I'm a former smoker, quit because of a couple of reasons (1. it's forbidden in my lease, and 2. once I started working out, not smoking made SUCH a difference), but I am NOT preachy about having quit, and frankly couldn't care if you smoke or not (I'm pretty "live and let live" with the exception of "hard" drugs, because I feel that's self-destructive and damaging to relationships). I do like to drink, though I try to do so in moderation and in social situations, with the exception of the occasional rum and coke to relax while watching TV in the evening. If there was a possibility of meeting local people (greater Boston) who share my interests and would like to even be friend in "real life" (gasp!), that's be awesome (in time - huge social anxiety issues).

I'm pro-choice, a feminist, a supporter of gay rights, and a Christian, though I don't care what your belief system is so long as you are respectful of mine (I don't believe Christianity is about judgement, I believe it's about love and acceptance, and live my life as such - religion SHOULD be about seeking truth and meaning in life, and there is more than one path to truth).

In the past, I've tended to be a flaky commenter when it came to my Friend's page; oddly, this was not for lack of reading (I read every, single, entry.), but because I am an intensely socially awkward person with a lot of anxiety, particularly when it comes to social interaction (I am slowly, slowly, getting better). I'm trying to remedy that. I am trying really, really hard. And I'm having some degree of success, as well.

Basically I'm looking for likeminded people who think they can tolerate my nonsense.