Loretta Jean, the Vampire Slayer ?
Epic dreams of late: this morning I was involved in an 8 day ultra-marathon version of an obstacle course something like Tough Mudder that seems to have some magical/mystical components. Yesterday morning I dreamt I was a slayer slaying zompires* and other assorted demons and nasties at a luxury cottage/chalet.
So basically, lots of running, all the running and jumping and back flipping and physical strength that I actually don’t have. My brain works in weird ways.
(*see Buffy Season 9 comics)
Time to put my money where my mouth is
It’s been brewing in my head and I’ve ben scheming about it for far too long. I need to finally get SparrowQueen.com up and running. Once I’ve back from Las Vegas, it’s going to my top priority project.
In the meantime, I’m finally secured my long coveted Twitter handle: @sparrowqueen. I’m going to posting my witchy and lifestyle stuff there, leaving @jessicathorp for academic/personal/professional, and @loretta_jean for burlesque. I also post on the @NerdGirl Burlyq account. Feel free to follow me on of those.
Now do you know why I often feel slightly schizoid in my online identities? Part of me wants to consolidate all of them into one, but for now they’ll remain separate but I don’t go out of my way to retain anonymity either. These are all just different facets of who I am.
I’m curious lovelies, any suggestions on how you handle your multiple/or competing identities online?
On the occasion of my 25th birthday
I turned 25 today. I wanted to take a minute to reflect and show my appreciation for the year that has passed. Also, a huge thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate with me on Saturday evening - thanks for all coming out, celebrating and also running with my ridiculous party theme. I was feeling a bit stressed out turning 25 - it seems like a *big* birthday in my head. In some regards, I feel like there are many things I would have liked to accomplish by this point in my life but you know what - 24 and 2012 has been a pretty good year for me.
There’s been some ups and downs, but overall I have lots to be appreciative of and thankful for. Here’s some of the things which I very much want to express my appreciation for: This year I learned a lot. I grew quite a bit. I feel like I really came into my own skin. I became a much more positive person. I let go of lots of deep-rooted baggage and am on the road to recovery/physical health.
This year, I finished my Masters degree. That was a big one and I’m very proud of said fact.
I am also immensely proud of my burgeoning burlesque troupe off the ground (and co-producing two shows).
This year I also did my first art exhibition, and performed a bunch (twice as much as 2011) . My coven got officially off the ground - we did a ritual for every sabbat, plus a few more and gaggle of social events.
I have an awesome loft style apartment, just like I’ve always wanted. (It’s not quite how I want it yet, but it’s a work in progress). I get to live next door to my dear friend (and fairy godmother) Kristin, who is always up for a cup of tea, an episode of True Blood, or an adventure to St. Lawrence Market. Having such such an incredibly vibrant, magical influence in my life has really been life altering.
I have an incredibly supportive and awesome partner, C., who is sweet as the day is long, who doesn’t have mean bone in his body. I get to live with him and he makes me laugh a bunch. Corey is as big of a nerd as I am and who is always quick to make me breakfast or a cup of tea. (All major bonuses). He also tells me I’m pretty every single day, even when I’m at my worst. He’s been with me through thick and thin for the last 3.5 years and he’s a gem of a guy.
We also have two derpy, adorable, snuggly, ridiculous cats who always make me feel better and are generally the best. They bring me an obscene amount of happiness and I love them to bits.
I made some awesome new friends this year. I also was able to do some pruning of negative influences and become closer to awesome people. I have many fantastic friends (both old & new), and they are the main reason that I feel so very blessed and thankful.
Thank you to everyone who made this year fantastic. I love you all!
(I originally posted this on my personal facebook page, on Monday, December 17th, 2012 - my birthday).