-studying social work, English, and women & gender studies -presiding over my school's LGBTQ(etc) organization -not acting my age (sometimes young and sometimes old) -being a dork and a geek and a nerd -being a time machine -being poetry instead of someone's slogan -experiencing downright centrifugal gratitude -recognizing my choices -collecting family and friends and loving the hell out of them (and wishing I could, more literally) -cultivating eccentricity worthy of stars' hallow (pre-season-the-seventh) -feeling openly -exhibiting incurable imagination (read: lying but never maliciously) -finding beauty in things -forcing illusory correlations -determining the band name of the day -determining whether I can bear to be a pacifist -living the questions -killing your timid notion -making it my game -writing (poetry/ prose/ plays) and not-writing (essays, homework assignments) -not kidnapping children, in spite of my instincts (and awaiting the arrival of my niece!) -proving my non-stalker-ness (or the innocence of my stalker-ness, as the case more often is) -initiating random acts of revolution -speaking for the dead -taking the damage off -unlearning to not speak -defending (and attending) therapy -better being myself
I live in Missouri and California. I left my heart in Wisconsin. I'm recovering from lots of illnesses (read: what I'm doing, not who I am.) I adore good relationships, good books, good music, good theater, and certain other good things. I was raised onstage and in my music (and in Wisconsin). I talk to myself and I answer. My geekiness is only surpassed by my dorkiness, and if I'm drowning I'll grow gills. For the record, I love fiercely. Deal.
spectacular Joan of Arcadia mood theme care of spiffydaze. friends-only banners by caffeinestorm [gilmore girls], her_midnight [tori amos], and if you know who made the joa one, please let me know.