"Unless you are willing to face the unreasonable in yourself -- unless you are willing to entertain some strange notions-- unless you are willing to get lost, confused and even terrified -- then what you’re doing won't have meaning." Kris Saknussem Hi, everyone, again. :) It's been awhile since I've been on here, and sadly, it's been awhile since I've opened a Word document or picked up a pen and paper to write. I am looking to change that. I recently drove across country to relocate from Florida to Washington. It was an amazing adventure and the best decision I've made so far in my life. I graduated with an English degree and a psychology degree. I'm not sure what I want to do with my life - too many options! - but something big will happen. I help run a recovery blog - http://100reasonstorecover. Each week, I write a post about a reason to recover and how it has helped me, while offering words of wisdom, as much as I can give. I also run a personal recovery blog. It's my life as I navigate through the world of 12 steps, sponsorship, and sobriety. (The link is the promoted one.) I have a vague idea of what my next work will be, but I'm still in the planning phases. I woke up today feeling the urge to write, so here I am. A little bit about me: I sell books and NOOKs for a living, but I strongly prefer the books. Nothing is better than curling up with a book in bed, smelling the pages, hearing the pages turn. I am participating in NaNoWriMo this year -- username is anonymouskitten, but I think that was too predictable. I am one of those rare people who actually likes grammar. I play the piano and violin. I love nature, and my family consists of plants I've named. Hiking and kayaking are also fun. I'm a bit messed up, but I like to just say "quirky" - it's nicer. I write short stories and novels. Poetry-writing is saved for special occasions. I am a voracious reader. I'll pick up nearly anything. I am recently single. I will be writing a lot since that is my most readily accessible coping mechanism. After many years of posting the Kris Saknussem quote, it means something completely different than it did before. I guess that's what life experience does to perception. And the most important thing: I am sober today. I love words. When I was younger, I read the dictionary. Here are just a few of my favorite words. Feuillemort. Yawp. Hobbledehoy. Sankofa. Caim. Incalescent. Nubivagant. Solivagant. Waldiensamkeit. Skinship. Commuovere. Oriflamme. Atermoiements. Dustsceawung. Aeipathy.