I am in my late 20s, and I love to write. I’ve been writing for about five years now, but I had to take a few breaks due to health related issues. So I’ve only been writing for three of those five years. I have a B.S. in Chemistry and a doctorate in a health related field. Needless to say, most everything I learned about creative writing I learned on my own. My favorite style of writing is poetic prose, but I’m not really fond of poems. Don’t ask me how that works 😄 My major writing influences are Cormac McCarthy, Margaret Atwood, and William Faulkner. I write because it makes me happy. I don’t know if I’ll ever get published or reach a wide audience, but that’s okay with me.
I actually started this blog to raise awareness about Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and hip problems in young people, but it turned into something more. Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome is a genetic disorder that causes a defect in collagen. So I’m hyperflexible, which sounds like a good thing, but it’s not. The collagen that holds my joints and body together is much weaker than normal so I injure very easily and my joints degenerate much faster than normal. I’ve had three hip preservation surgeries (two scopes and one open surgical dislocation). My right hip was an orthopedic nightmare. I could have made a separate health and writing blog, but the two are so intertwined it would be difficult to separate them. I only started writing after my health tanked, and I often incorporate mental or physical illness into my writing. I have also had several bouts of anorexia, but I’m in remission now. Hopefully it stays that way for a long time.
I’m married to a Japanese citizen, and we live in America. I don’t know Japanese, but I would love to learn it someday. I love cats, and I have two fur babies of my own. I want kids in the future, but we’ll have to see how life and my health issues work out. I’m also a self-proclaimed otaku, though I have more experience with video games than I do with anime. I have been playing video games since I was about 5 years old. Role playing games are my favorite.
If you want to know anything else, feel free to ask.