Introductions

Welcome!

Hi there! This is my first post, and I’m going to guarantee that in a few years (if this is even still here!) I’m going to look back on this and wonder what I was thinking. You’ve got to start somewhere though, and the past few months have really pushed me to start more things.

So who am I? I’m in my 20’s, English, living in England. I’m married to a wonderful wife who I can, and do, share everything with. I’m lucky enough in my generation to have the full set of “life goals”; a BSc in Psychology, a house, and a job. I’ve got a fancy job title with minimal responsibility that I actually enjoy, something that pushes me daily to do better and that in its own way helps people.

I’m a nerd; mainly games, anime, and manga. I’m also a voracious reader of sci-fi and fantasy, and future posts will no doubt linger more on those parts of me. I write a little, having succeeded at 3 NaNoWriMo’s. Despite that I’ve not managed to actually finish my first book.

I enjoy D&D, something I started in year 10 (what I was about 15). D&D is quite a big part of my life now, partially responsible for my marriage and something that binds me to some of my closest friends. On the back of that Critical Role is also a big part of the media my wife and I consume.

All of the above will probably feature more in posts, I’m already having ideas for specific posts looking at some of my favourite authors, games, etc., so I won’t go into too much more information here.


So what’s the point of this?

That’s good question, me. I’m not 100% sure yet. I’ll go into (again) more detail in my next post, but the year ended strangely for me. Something I’d been sitting on for a while started to surface and I started to question parts of me that I thought were set in stone, mainly my gender. I talked it over with my wife who encouraged me to think about it, explore, and see where it takes me.

This is going to be a diary of sorts for me, something I’ve tried to do in the past and never carried through. This time we’re going to see if I can be better with it! I’m aiming to post something at least weekly, but it might not always be a summary of the last week (as with the above ideas about one-off posts).

I don’t know what’s going to happen or what decisions I’m going to make. At time of writing this I’ve already done and tried things that I’ll be writing about next time, but I’m far from any certainty about anything. Let’s see what the next year brings.

With love,

Sammy

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