I’m super glad you’re here, you don’t even know.
Seriously. It’s like that time I showed up late for a gaming panel I was co-leading, threw open the door, saw a room full of people, closed the door- and double checked that I was in the right place.
It always surprises me when someone’s interested in things I find interesting, especially in me talking about things I find interesting. I’m not an authority, I just obsess. I’ve perfected nothing but, possibly, imperfection. I’m not a hobbyist trendsetter or big name author. I’m just me.
And I’m breaking all the “establish your authority” rules with this welcome. But I’ve never been overly fond of rules. (Anyone else not to be trusted with the big red button that says, “Do Not Push.”? You are my people.) What I am fond of is authenticity- discovering the core of who we are and learning how to live and love this person. (Oh, so many years lost trying to be someone I’m not.) And connection- belonging found with others who may be quite different from you but understand the displaced feeling of never quite meeting societies’ expectations. And then living it out in brilliance- not in an academic sense but as a light that draws others to our warmth. (Not here yet myself, still seeing too many people as flies. Zap.)
But my overall, never-lose-the-passion interest is stories. Writing, reading, watching, listening… My curiousity, my need to know how and why other people think and view the world, my own need to understand and be understood, is best satiated by stories. Your stories, my stories, real or fiction- stories is an obsession that doesn’t wane and this site is my way of sharing and encouraging you.
One site, two blogs. I hope you’ll stay awhile, say hello, share a little of your story, and get connected. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. I’d love to get to know you, hear about your interests and struggles, and be able to encourage each other in a life that can go from comedy to tragedy and back again- sometimes in the space of a few hours.
Oh, and I was in the right room. Walked back in, asked them why they were all there, promised that my panel partner would be there in a minute, and then told the packed room the story of my awkward entrance. Great thing about a gaming panel? There were other Irregulars who laughed with me and encouraged me and we had a great panel. Probably my favorite so far.