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Hey, Wyn here. I'm just your everyday average college student taking another break before settling down and deciding what the hell I want to be when I grow up- besides unwrinkled.
At the moment, I'm working for a private health care agency as a CLST (Community Living Specialist Trainee). Thankfully, my job as a ABI Companion with Recovery Resources gave me a lot of experience to draw on in this line of work, though it's different dealing with developmentally disabled clients as opposed to ABI victims.
I love working in this field. I'm still not quite sure if I've found my niche in the world, but I do know that this is a job that I can do with pride and love while knowing that I'm making a difference in at least some lives.
I have the most amazing group of friends that I consider my Pack. Without them in my life, I'd both have and be nothing, and it's with their support that I've made it this far today. Granted, I know to some people, it doesn't look like I've accomplished much, but believe me, there's more to my life then might at first meet the eye.
Pam's my best friend, sister, Sumo and Sensei all rolled into one. She's one of the strongest people I know and I thank the gods that they put us in each other's life, though I still question the sanity of that action from time to time. She's the one that keeps me sane when things get down and out and there's so much stuff I've learned from her. Granted, learning isn't always easy, but it's always necessary.
My father can both drive me crazy and keep me sane... sometimes even at the same time. I am so very thankful to him for being there for me throughout my childhood and teenage years. There's never been much I couldn't discuss with him and I'm grateful for his understanding and acceptance, even when he doesn't necessarily agree with me.
And then there's my Grams... I love her dearly. Growing up, she's what kept me sane. Most people grow up with parents to depend on. I had my grandparents. Until my grandfather passed away in 2003, I was extremely close to him as well. Still, it was always Grandma's house.
There used to be a lot more people listed up here, but unfortunately we all have to tread our own paths and have parted ways because of this. I will always remember with love and fond memories those who no longer remain in my life. For the most part, they have taught me so very many things, and I only wish that our paths had led down the same roads a bit longer. I wish them love and luck and hope that one day they will find the Truth and whatever else it is they seek...
My family is a very broken one, and even though it's sad, I've come to accept this fact. I used to envy others who had close blood family ties, but as I've walked through this life, I've come to realize that it's not always your relatives that matter; sometimes it's the fact that you get to pick your Family that truly counts as a blessing.
I'm a very spiritual person. If you confuse this for being religious, however, you're in for a rude awakening. I consider Religion as being Man-Made while Spirituality is God-Given. Why would I want something made by man to help give credence to his own desires rather than something truly connected to All? I'm a big believer in the saying, "As above, so below," and digging deeper into the biological make-up of living things only gives more support to the idea.
I generally tend to have an eclectic assortment of interests. I love to draw and I'm very passionate about music, poetry, art and drama. Musicals are definitely a lost treasure in this world that so reveres the more modernistic forms of film, and if you've never seen Fiddler on the Roof, you're a sad and sorry person. Go rent it. You won't regret it.
Tolkien = God. That's right. J.R.R. was an absolute genius and those of you that think otherwise will die a horribly cruel and painful death complete with spandex, sugar water and fire ants.
If you haven't read the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind yet, you should invest the time and energy into getting better acquainted with them. If you like fantasy novels with action, magick, romance, wars, lessons, love and friendship found in unusual places, these books are definitely for you.
Dean Koontz is also an awesome author. His books, while sometimes being dark in theme, always shed a ray of light into the future that is the human races. Watchers, Lightning, Seize the Night and Fear Nothing are just a few of his best works.
House MD and Scrubs rocks my fuzzy little socks. The witty, sarcastic and vitriolic sense of humor that the two shows employ are right up my alley as it's pretty much how I look at life as well. If you can't laugh at the morbid things in life, you'll never be able to truly appreciate the irony Life throws our way.
Oh, and American Idol? It rocks. Simon may be looked upon as rude and insensitive to other people's feelings, but kudos to him for saying it like it is. Sure, it's mean, but it's usually true. Think Keith, for instance. If that fails to come to mind, think William Hung or Mary Roach. 'Nuff said.
By the by, anyone who knows anything about me knows I'm an Official Tolkien Freak Membership Card Holder (not sold in stores), English Grammar Whore and all around Weirdo. But it works for me.
Generally, if you type in l33t speak, have horrible grammar, constantly misspell words or have a puny little mind, I probably won't friend you. It's not that I view myself superior, it's just that I don't like the headache I get when trying to decipher the gibberish you call your postings.
Annnnnnd, if you enjoy poetry, you will find my creative writing journal at dark_serenity. A while back I thought my muse had disappeared, so it had been a bit neglected, but I have actually been posting to fairly regularly as of late. Inside the community walls you'll find bits and oddments from my wee little head. I honestly have had all the best intentions of getting my artwork up on it as well, but we all know how Best Intentions go, heh. Also. My group is Friends Only. Due to copyright infringement a while back, I decided to keep track of who's reading what. It's the easiest way to keep my peace of mind while still being able to maintain some sanity. So go ahead and give it a join. You might just like what you find within [/shameless plug].
Last but not least: if you have a MySpace, so do I. Ask nicely and maybe I'll tell you my username.
My Dreamwidth Journal Rules
1) Politeness is key. If you are rude to me, I am allowed to be just as rude back if the mood takes me. If you ask a stupid question, don't be surprised if you get a stupid answer in return.
2) When discussing information on my personal life, it's generally considered polite (refer back to Number 1) to get permission from me before having said information discussed with others that are unknown to me.
3) Stupidity will not be tolerated in this journal at any time.
4) If people don't like what's being said, they don't have to read it. Either skip over the post, or unfriend me from your friend's list. I'm not going to die from heartache if I lose readers. I don't consider my journal a popularity contest. I'm not trying to win the race for most friends, nor am I trying to please everyone by what's put up in this journal. This journal is my own personal space. It is my area for whatever the hell I want. In other words, I can put whatever the hell I want in here and I *do not* have to ask your permission before doing so.
5) When I'm friended by another user, it is generally considered polite (again, refer back to number one) for said LJ user to give at least a short introduction on how they came across me, why they friended me, and when they friended me so that I can get to know the user if I so choose.
6) In addition to number five, be aware that it is not mandatory for me to friend another user back. If I consider the person as not having enough things in common or being generally boring, I will not friend them. Again, I'm not trying to win a popularity contest. If I don't see something in your journal that makes me friend you back right away, don't be surprised. If you're truly disappointed by this, I suggest you seek psychological help. Immediately.
7) Unnecessary drama will not be tolerated.
If the term "unnecessary drama" is unclear, examples will be given upon request.
Lastly: My Journal, My Rules. If you don't like it, you know where the door is.
The Elder Guardians
We are the people who have nowhere else to go.
We are the people that are meant to stir hope in others without glimpsing a ray of hope within ourselves.
We are the ones that are meant to teach, yet if we cannot remember what we should ourselves, we are in vain, for there is no one to teach us.
We are the ones with the power to change the world, yet without the knowledge to do so.
We are the damned. We cannot live, nor can we die. We lie in an eternity of servitude, waiting and watching, serving and protecting. We are the watchers of the night and day, we stay in existance, but we cannot truly ever exist in ourselves.
Others may look at us from time to time, lured by our powers and choices, our abilities and titles, but if they could only truly know what it is like to be us, they would never choose such a road. Time and again we wish the road that is set before us is not ours, yet it is... So we go on through life and all that it entails.
left to herself in darkness, her will like crumpled steel.
Where once she dreamt of candy, ponies and her baby doll,
now she trembles through the night and tries not to dream at all.
Daddy went to work again while Mommy stayed at home,
but Mommy wants her peace and quiet so the child plays alone.
Ever so quietly the child plays, as silent as a mouse,
for, young as the child is, she understands there's to be no noise within this house.
Mommy watches General Hospital, that show she never misses
while the child stands behind the door watching Luke give Laura kisses.
She only wished Mommy would love her as much as she loves this show,
but no matter what good the child does, it always ends in a row.
So she cleans up her room and pads down the hall to the kitchen to get a snack,
but grabbed from behind, she gets instead a deep resounding whack.
She cries out, "Mommy!" with tears in her eyes, her cheek beginning to sting,
"What did I do, Mommy? Please, I've done my chores and everything!"
Her mother just stands there cold as ice, her smile seeming absurd
as she smacks the child again while muttering, "Children should be seen, not heard."
The child stifles her newest cry and wipes away her tears
knowing they'll only make things worse if her mother sees her fears.
© 2007 Wyn
Baubles and Bits
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
To be great is to be misunderstood.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.
When the game is done, the king and the pawn go into the same box.
Wisdom is the knowledge of the laws of the universe, which are greater than each of us alone. And magic is the courage to call upon them.
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
As far as I'm concerned, the only difference between fact and what most people call fiction is about fifteen pages in the dictionary.
-Charles de Lint
Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business.
I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.
The following statement is false:
The previous statement is true.
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