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awayslow ([personal profile] awayslow) wrote2027-11-08 12:05 pm

a little wave hello

i am 33. i share a greenish-blue house with my husband of many years, our two-year old son, and a hodgepodge of other animals. i spend the majority of my time as their caretaker, though i also work a few hours a week at a non-profit. i'm originally from the rural midwest but moved to washington state in 2002.

i am wildly, excessively shy and juggle it daily with social anxiety disorder and an introverted temperament. these get in the way of rather a lot of things. my life is very small in many ways, but as i've grown older i've realized that this is best for my highly-strung nervous system.

a wide span of my life has been spent, head down, gritting my teeth through mental illness. time and self-work have allowed me to let go of it for the most part. i am on the other side, now, and i am trying to figure out how to change my perception of myself from someone who is ill to someone who is capable of health, stability and happiness. i am trying to figure out how to live the best life that i can, now.

i value kindness and empathy, gentleness and nature. and cats. this journal is friends only, but please feel free to add it.