Meet The Blogger
I am in the process of overhauling this blog in an effort to be an active book blogger again. I've had a few years in which life just...took over. My passion for books is a constant in my life, but I'll admit that it has been pushed back in recent years. It is finally re-immerging, and with it, (hopefully), this blog. So until I feel confident enough to post regularly again, until my overhaul is completed, I'm just going to leave this here as a preface to my old bio.
We all know that I'm obsessed with books. I fangirl over fictional
characters and adorably dorky writer guys more than any hot celebrity or boys-next-door. By a ridiculously wide margin. I'm more likely to be sipping coffee or tea under a warm blanket with a book in hand on a Friday night than to be out partying. But what else is there to me?
Well, I'm in my mid twenties. I often feel a little left out because, while I have an amazing family and some awesome friends around here, there aren't too many word nerds in my area. Hence the blog, taking advantage of the social power of the internet. I'm a huge softy when it comes to animals, and an even bigger wimp when it comes to anything that wears its skeleton on the outside and is bigger than my thumb. Or flies. Or bites. Or has more than four legs.
Since I was young, I've wanted to be a prefessional writer. I don't know if that will ever happen, but I have decided a long time ago to write for me first, and any possible paychecks or careers second. I never, ever want to put money before passion. I'd be happier surrounded by people and things I love on a minimum wage salary than a success who has lost her enthusiasm to deadlines and pressure, writing not because it's what I love but because it's what pays my rent.
With that revelation, I'm not sure what I want to do with my life now. Twenty-five and still stuck in limbo. That can't be a good thing, can it?
I have a cat who is my baby, two brothers who have suffered through my over-active sarcasm enough to know how to deal with me, and parents who do the best with what they have. I have an issue with self-esteem that stems from childhood and adolescense, but I'm also blessed with friends who are quick to kick my confidence back into me when it seems I'm losing it.
I've met enough amazing people that society would call losers in my life to never judge a person by their mistakes, but by their heart. Because of this, I am extremely open-minded and inclined to liberal political stances, though I tend to steer clear of politics when I can for the sake of my sanity. I love music from the top of my head to the bottom of my toes, as the kinship I've found in it is what got me through the hardest times of my life. I'm rock-inclined (and almost all of its subgenres), but I have an ever growing ear for pop, as well.
I have two tattoos and a huge desire to add to them but no piercings yet, not even my ears. I have an addiction to scented lotions and sprays, mostly from Bath And Body Works or Victoria's Secret. I also have an addiction to boots, the higher the better. Fall is my favorite season. I hate wearing swimsuits, and I blame fried food, donuts, almond joys and cheesecake for that. I pretty much exist on caffeine at this point in time. Not because I don't sleep much, but because I'm pretty sure I'm chemically addicted to it by now. I love learning random facts, and have spent hours looking them up online. Did you know the strawberry is the only fruit to wear its seeds on the outside?
I'm also really easy to get along with, and I absolutely love meeting new, like-minded bookworms, so never, ever hesitate to follow and comment. I truly and genuinely appreciate each and every new follower and each and comment I get.
Thanks for taking the time out to meet the blogger, and I hope you enjoy it here at Paper Fantasies!