Wednesday, December 22, 2010

An introduction of sorts

I'll keep this short and general since I'm going to do a page where I give some of my history with disordered eating and eating disorders.  I don't think those are the same thing or have the same cause even though many of the behaviors that manifest with them are the same.  I think I'll actually do a short post on that later today, hopefully.

Anyhow, hi!  I'm Abby.  I'm a biologist, in my mid-twenties, and I live in beautiful California.  I live with my boyfriend of going on 3 years and our 2 cats.  I'm very close to my parents and my brother.  I love to travel and recently got back from the Trans-Siberian railroad!  (Amazing if you're wondering.)  I also love books, particularly modern takes on fantasy (though these days I am also a sucker for zombies), and good TV shows.  Plus a few trashy ones.  I've dealt with disordered eating for much of my life and developed a clinical eating disorder in college.  These days I mainly read blogs related to body image, healthy living, weight loss, and eating disorders.  Maybe eventually I'll post a list of my favs.  I tend to gravitate towards one where what the author says really strikes a cord with me or where I adore the writing style.  Are you witty and funny with a hint (or more!) of sarcasm?  Then I might be stalking your blog, no matter the topic.  I'm not much of a frequent commenter, being the over-analyzer that I am.

I don't know if anyone is going to read this because I don't have the time or energy to really market my blog, let alone the desire.  I want this to be a place where I can tell my story and get things off my chest.  If it resonates with anyone else enough that they want to read that's awesome.  If not, it'll just be free therapy for me!  And maybe I can fight the perfectionism that I talked about yesterday a little with this.  A post doesn't have to be perfect for me to publish it, right?  Or so I will tell myself.  If I don't post for weeks that doesn't make me a failure and mean I should automatically quit.  I don't even have to apologize for it.  That is all very foreign to me.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Abby! Congrats on starting your blog and thanks for commenting on mine!!!

    I look forward to reading your blog when you do decide to write! I'm sure you'll have awesome things to talk about!

    And thanks for the suggestion about the avocado added to that salad! I love it, but sometimes it's not filling enough and i'm sure the avocado would do it!!!