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I'm a 33 year old Scottish woman, trying to get my journal groove back. I'm a mum of three boys from teen to newborn, and work in healthcare but (thankfully) I'm on maternity leave just now. I mainly write about daily life, the struggles and highlights of attempting to adult and parent and be healthy as a highly strung, stressed over-thinker who doesn't like herself most of the time.  

Wow, I sound fun.  Should I mention that there will be wine, gin and chocolate?

I was obsessed with my Livejournal back in the day - I started it back in 2003 and even though I've only dipped in and out of it in recent years, writing is still very much how I make sense of my life and my mind. That's why I'm trying to reignite that obsession I once had...though it's difficult with increasing grown up responsibilities and shrinking time of my own to put pen to paper fingers to keyboard.  But I know I need the chance to record snatches of life as it flies past, and an outlet for when my mental health takes a dive. 

I swear and I like to write no-holds-barred.  I'm very liberal and support choice - be that choice of who you love, choice over your reproductive options, or just the freedom to chose what you're going to watch on telly tonight. I'm doing my Masters in weight management so I try to live healthily through fitness (like dancing and weight training, albeit on a very beginner level) and healthy eating, but more often than not find myself alone amongst the crumbs at the bottom of a packet of biscuits. I'm book obsessed (mainly literary fiction and never fantasy, chick-lit, or much sci-fi), love a good tv series (Mr Robot, Stranger Things, The Handmaid's Tale, OITNB, Top of the Lake and Homeland have been recent highlights), and sometimes I even get out to see friends.  Some or none of this may come out in my writing.

Along with a lack of time, I guess part of why I've lost touch with my journal has been my shrinking friends list.  It's hard to make time to update when it feels increasingly like you're just shouting into a void. So I'd love it if anyone out there who is in a similar place in life or who is into similar things would like to take a punt on my journal.  I wont promise a very active journal but I am going to try, and I'm also going to try and be a good friend in return.

It's a good job I've been with my husband for ten years, because I'd suck at filling out a dating profile.  Feel free to swipe left (or is it right...? I'm not on Tinder).

Date: 2017-07-23 05:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] redbird
we're in different places in life, but i follow the lives of other friends who are doing very different things than I am. take a look at my journal (mostly public) and comment if it looks interesting?

Date: 2017-07-23 07:53 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] wh1tef0x
May I add you to my list?? I feeling the same about updates, I´m really trying to but just forget or something get in the way.

Date: 2017-07-23 08:14 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] norfolkian
I think we have a fair bit in common. I am also 33 and I've also been with my husband for almost 10 years! No children (out of choice), but I think I'm also in a similar place to you re: journalling. I was an LJ user from 2006, but hadn't journalled with any regularity for several years until earlier this year when I moved over to DW. I've added you. :)

Date: 2017-07-24 01:01 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] atomicnectarine
Hey, I have a couple of boys, just a little older than you and I often shout out into the void in hopes that there might be someone there listening.

Date: 2017-07-24 02:59 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] whatarewordsfor
Hey, I'm open to being friends. I have kids and try to keep up with my journaling. I got married right when Tinder started so I don't know which direction to swipe. I also don't necessarily like myself all the time and though I'm not currently drinking, there's been a lot of chocolate.
Edited Date: 2017-07-24 03:01 am (UTC)

Date: 2017-07-27 10:13 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] reveiled
I would love to add you. I am a teacher, but very much into health issues. I am book obsessed too. I have a 5.5 y/o girl, but I am really obsessed with babies and baby/newborn period, and I mostly teach teens, so that covers the whole range. What do you think?

Date: 2017-07-29 09:28 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] paw_prints
Hello. I think we might get along. :) I also work in healthcare (I'm an RN), also a little on the highly strung side, prone to over-thinking and anxiety. We journal about the same stuff by the sounds - I write about life, stuff on my mind, my family, my work, what I've been doing etc. I was on LJ since 2005 but left and started updating over her in May. Would you like to add each other?

Date: 2017-08-06 07:50 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] paw_prints
Cool! Thanks for adding me. This post here is a wee bit of an introduction to me/my journal: https://paw-prints.dreamwidth.org/6304.html

Looking forward to getting to know you. :)

Date: 2017-07-29 07:45 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kyarorin
Congrats on the newbie!

"highly strung, stressed over-thinker who doesn't like herself most of the time."

High five, fellow over-thinker! though comparatively you're one tough cookie to have 3 kids and work on a masters, I can't even handle my cats and a full time job right now

Here's to hoping that things will get better for the both of us! I used LJing as a huge processing tool for my thoughts and I want to get back into it too

Date: 2017-07-31 02:01 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rabbitica
Likewise, also find I miss the "audience" for LJ updates and thus update less. I'm also in healthcare! And hope to be on maternity leave someday soon... Added you!

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