Introducing me to you.
So, you want to know more about me? There are lots of very telling things I could say: I like having neat toenails but hate cutting them, I am currently wearing knickers big enough to rent out to a circus company (and I like them), I always have a notebook around.
But I suppose there is something to be said for the bread and butter of meeting someone; don’t worry, I’ll keep it short. I’m a 31 year old lesbian – I am lucky enough to have been with my fabulous wife for nine years. On this blog, she is known as ‘TMD’ – stands for ‘truly, madly, deeply.’ We have done a lot of laughing, exploring, worrying, and just being in the time we’ve known each other. I used to work at a rather large summer camp in Country A, and that’s how we met – she came over from Country B to work there in 1998.
What’s this ‘Country A’ and ‘Country B‘ shit, you ask? I am a semi-anonymous blogger; there are a lot of headless photos on my blog. I am a counsellor, and some might argue that is a profession likely to breed paranoia about anyone knowing anything about you. I’m not that sort of therapist, but still don’t want myself found on the web. Country A is where I was born, Country B is where I live now. I am about 3,000 miles away from where I started – on a different continent, across a big fat ocean.
So….ex-Camp Director, now counsellor. My current job involves play therapy, counselling young people and adults, family therapy, and couples counselling. It’s a little of everything – and known on my blog as ‘Operation Fingerpaint.’
I am also a qualified teacher of the Deaf, an accredited sexual health worker, and an advice columnist – all things I have sort of moved on from, but perhaps not for good. Friends joke about the number of careers I have trained for, and the number of religions I have gone through. (I’m Buddhist, if you’re wondering.)
I am, at heart, a writer and a counsellor – both of these things serve me in a deep, nurturing, and creative way. I adore them. I’ve written a few books, published a few poems…but have lots of angst about it all. Stay tuned.
And….a mom. This year I gave birth to twins, Coconut and Snort. TMD and I wanted kids for years, and finally decided to try late last autumn – we chose to use IVF with donor sperm, and for me to donate eggs, and got pregnant with our babies on the first attempt. We are very, very lucky.
Due to the sleep deprivation, I’m not sure what else to put on here. My star sign? Favourite type of pizza? I’m a very open person, so feel free to pop in and ask any questions or just say hello. Oddly enough, once I started an anonymous blog, I ended up making some strong friendships from it….and am always on the lookout for genuine people.
I am, as a person, authentic, creative, curious, intelligent, hopeful. I am also a procrastinator, a worrier, and judgemental. It pains me to throw things away, and I enjoy making up my own songs – usually featuring the phrase ‘your mom’ sprinkled quite liberally in the lyrics.
Me and my family: