Hello! my name is Lisa and I'm a 31 year old single and childless woman from Wisconsin. I am an artist, a ghost hunter, and a former cat owner, now a gerbil owner. I'm not looking for anyone in particular but if you'd like to add me, feel free to do so. However, I must warn you that my journal is not a happy journal and I live a really difficult life. I also suffer from severe depression, anxiety, and post traumatic distress. Please don't mention that I need therapy... I've been through 3 years of it already and it almost ended my life. I'm still recovering from the negative effects of my former medications to this very day and I'm not sure if I'll ever recover. so any mention of that may trigger some anxiety attacks and angry emotions.
I found that Live Journal alone is very therapeutic for me and I've been using that in place of actual therapy. It gets my thoughts and emotions out of my system and I'm able to go through the motions of daily life just fine. It's just that I wish that the problems and disabilities I was born with would just go away and people would quit holding me back and give me a fair chance at life, but it is what it is. however, I still hang onto hope that my life will get better someday and I'll have much happier things to write about then. But until then, I'll just get through the days the best I can and deal with it. It's pretty much all I can do.
Fantasy films like: Harry Potter, Lord of the RIngs, Hunger Games, Princess Bride, Labyrinth
Music: alternative rock, heavy metal, symphonic metal, goth metal, and sometimes bluegrass and oldies
Swimming, hottubs, saunas, steam rooms...
Libraries, museums, parks and zoo trips
going for long walks
History, psychology, geography, literature, astronomy
Cats. I had a cat for 7 years but I had to give her up because I was moving and couldn't find an affordable place or both of us. She's doing okay in her new forever home and I'm glad that I was able to keep her or as long as I did. If I were to move again to a place where I could have a cat again, i would love to adopt from the animal shelter and start over again.
Christmas. It's my favorite holiday of the year and today is Christmas Eve!
Books: fantasy and science fiction novels. i also enjoy memoirs.
Shows: Big Bang theory, Doctor Who, the simpsons, law and order, older anime shows, 80s-90s cartoons, star trek, House MD, South Park, Married... With Children, The Tudors, Game of thrones, 90s sitcoms
The Sims 3: I'm seriously hooked on this game.
Vintage video games
Being with family and friends. After my mother abandoned me and after I gave her chance to be a part of my life again and failed to do her part to win my trust back and rebuild the broken mother/daughter relationship, I appreciate my family a lot more now than i used to and I'm grateful for the time I get to spend with them...
Art and drawing. It's always been a part of me. I have an account on deviantart under midnight21 though I've been pretty inactive this year due to drama and stress in my life.
Shopping. I love to shop but I enjoy shopping at thrift stores the most. Not because I'm poor and trying to get by every month, but because I enjoy vintage things and finding halfway decent music, clothes and other things that I won't be able to find in regular retail.
Road trips: I usually jump at any given opportunity if money permits.
Fall, Spring, and Summer. I like those seasons the most unless if it gets too hot for me. I'm also not a fan of severe weather either.
Food: Chinese, italian and several comfort foods that are made with pasta, chicken, pork, or beef.
Dark colors like purple, cranberry, navy blue, and green.
Winter. Enough said.
Math. I have a learning disability with that subject.
doctors, therapists, and dentists...
People who control and manipulate every aspect of my life and expect me to be someone I'm not then judge me for it...
Art and character theft. I've worked too long and hard on my characters and their storylines to have people take advantage of me or steal my art... it really, really sucks.
Being single. I'm fine with it for the most part but there are times when I get lonely and wish it would change.
mainstream pop (justin bieber, beyonce, miley, ect ect ect) , glee, twilight, duck dynasty
My speech impediment and disabilities. My mother had been drinking and smoking during her pregnancy with me and her selfish habits had ruined my life from the very beginning and I hate how people treat me so differently because of it. But I accept it...
Judgmental and intolerant behavior. I'm a Christian, yet I don't push my beliefs on others and I'm very welcoming of the gay/lesbian communities and those of other races and backgrounds. What you are or where you're from doesn't matter to me at all. If you be nice to me and treat me with fairness and respect then I will be more than happy to do the same for you.
Extremely selfish people who have to have their way with everything and make no effort to compromise. that's pretty much the number one way how a friendship or relationship could end with me.
Again, I must warn you that my journal is rather depressing and somewhat negative/realist, and pessimistic. If you are one of those shiny happy people who look for positive journal entries, please don't add me and tell me later that my journal is too depressing for you. It gets old after awhile, especially when I've warned you guys time and time again. Otherwise, if you can deal with such things then feel free to add me at any time.