A little info about me….
Hello. My name is Natalie and I’m a female person living in Northern California at the moment. I am a writer and a photographer. Of course, I still have a day job too, in which also write and take pictures.
I am many things. One of which is opinionated, as you will come to know if you spend any time here.
I am overweight, and have been most of my adult life. I am a type 2 diabetic. I do my best to eat well and exercise, but sometimes that just isn’t happening.
I am bi-sexual. By which I mean I have attraction to both genders and am more likely to desire a physical relationship with someone who tickles my intellect than someone who turns my head, regardless of gender.
I am Pagan, though I’m not fluffy or white light or Wiccan or any of the commonly popular sorts of Pagan. I come to what I believe through a long, circuitous path through a landscape of various Christian sects, agnosticism, experimentation and long, long periods of questioning. Some day I’ll post about stuff like that and you’ll understand more. Or leave a comment, ask a question, poke me to answer.
I am, on many fronts, but most notably the political, I am liberal. Very liberal. I believe in personal responsibility and individual rights. I support the constitution. I am patriotic. I believe in the right to disagree and the need for discourse. Fiscally I am much more conservative. Raised in a single parent home where money was a precious commodity that kept us alive, it galls me to see it squandered in so many useless ways.
I am living paycheck to paycheck, one layoff away from oblivion…which sounds like an awesome title for a blog post. I am barely scraping by…but I’m scraping by which is more than many can say in this country.
I am educated. I have a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a specialty in project management.
I am employed at a job I mostly like that gives me what I need to survive.
I am a daughter to a mother and a father, a step-mother and a step-father. I am sister to one brother. I am an aunt to one niece and one nephew. I am friends of many from many walks of life and from all over the globe.
I am a fangirl. A geek. A fan of sci-fi. A follower of good music, with an eclectic taste that varies from classical to pop, from classic rock to heavy metal, from bluegrass to the blues.
I am many more things, and I’m sure that along the way we’ll touch on those too…but anything and everything I am is up for discussion.