I was a member of LJ since 2003 or so, abandoned it for a few years, and recently (like a few days ago) decided to come back. Since I keep up with a lot of my old friends elsewhere now, I figure why not make some new ones? I'm not going to add everyone, however... I'll make that decision based on how I feel our interests align.
Outspoken and opinionated (but tolerant of differing POVs, as long as it's not bigoted/hate-based)
Travel cross-country to various cities for work, but live in the woods with my partner, where we're building an off-grid home entirely by hand.
Major animal-lover, "work" part-time in animal rescue, when time/travel allows
WHAT YOU'LL FIND ON MY JOURNAL:
Art (mine, and that of others)
*Please be aware that my journal will occasionally feature images or subject matter of an adult nature. Nothing
(porno)graphic, but 18+ only, please.
From my blog, on why I decided to participate in this group:
Ok, so I made this resolution to start using LJ again (obviously) after a lengthy break... While looking over a friends page, seeking old friends whose usernames I may not recall, I saw this "Add Me" group. I have to be honest and say that my first response was both a bit of "well that's kind of sad for them" and to feel a bit creeped out by it.
Then I thought about it some more.
During my original LJ tour, I made a LOT of very good friends... many of them are still my friends almost ten years later, and several of whom have moved from the realms of "online" friends into "offline" friends as well. And you know what? Back in the Old Days of LJ, we were all strangers to one another. We were unknown quantities, with differing life experiences, varied viewpoints, and basically just.... strangers.
Over the years, we got to know one another. Sometimes the relationships worked out, sometimes they didn't (usually they did). We saw each other through many life changes.... births, deaths, marriages, divorces, ups and downs... the full spectrum of living. We made things together, we lost our shit together.
So, here I am again. Starting over... and I found myself thinking "You know what? Rather than start again with folks whom I already know, why not REALLY start anew?" I mean, of course I'm going to add folks who I already know (especially since that was the main reason to start using LJ again, to catch up with/keep in touch with those who don't do the FaceGook thang).... but why not gather again a group of folks who are (mostly) strangers to me, and see what grows from it?
Here's to potential futures, whatever they are.