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I picked up some new readers on a friending frenzy in an LJ comm that was created for people to escape Tumblr angst.

Hello, new people! I thought I'd explain my journaling style a little so you can decide if this is your bag or not and if not you can peace-out early with no time investment (or hard feelings!).

The vast majority of my LJ is me talking about my exciting adventures in health. I have quite the assortment of oddities to my DNA that certainly make my life interesting. I have Hashimoto's disease, issues with adrenal fatigue and chronic fatigue syndrome (I think for me they're the same thing); some as-of-yet-undiagnosed systemic allergic/inflammatory response to any sort of food; and pretty much every hormone in my body that can be too low, too high, or in any way sort of fucked up is fucked up. I've been managing my heath issues (for variable definitions of the term "manage") for over ten years. I have to deal with them constantly--there is not an aspect of my life that isn't negatively influenced by my health crap at some level--and occasionally I fall down into a pity puddle, but I do my best to avoid staying there for long. But I do talk about my N=1 experiments a lot. And honestly, why do I have so many people reading about that stuff? I have no fucking clue but I'm glad they're all here.

I also talk about the stuff I do to fight my health issues. I lift heavy weights. I dance. I do yoga. I stick to a pretty strict anti-inflammatory eating plan. I do my best to stay somewhat active all day, every day, even though I spend Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm at a desk job. I post a lot of links to lifehacks for helping to develop general movement habits as well as improving specific strength movements.

I use a lot of gifs.

Nearly every Tuesday, I post a themed collection to my Tumblr.

I don't talk about fandom or fandom stuff unless I'm talking about a personal experience of mine--reactions to shows, participation at a con, etc. I'm the polar opposite of a Big Name Fan and ain't nobody coming to my journal to shoptalk about fannish things. I certainly don't mind talking that if someone brings it up in comments, but if you're hoping for a fan-oriented blog this is probably not your party. S'cool.

I am pretty hardcore politically progressive. I still embrace the term "feminism" (although I completely understand and respect why many WOC don't). I am not friends with people who don't support my basic political beliefs. It's fine to not see eye-to-eye on some points, but if someone doesn't support my rights to my own body, or my freedom to love whom I want? Nope. Can't be friends. I won't be outright rude or uncivil to acquaintances (unless they don't afford me the same courtesy), but I don't consider them to be friends. Nope. Sorry not sorry.

I'm an atheist with a degree in Religious Studies. And I honestly don't know which affected the other more. I think it's a chicken-and-the-egg thing.

I talk waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much.
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