Hi there! My name is Laura, and I’m a 28 year old living in the beautiful natural state of Arkansas. I have one cat, Parker, so named after the character from Leverage. She does her namesake proud. When I’m not busy with work or school, I like to cook, listen to music, crochet, read, and write.
When the weather, and my schedule, permits, some friends and I drive around the central states as storm chasers. If my schedule doesn’t permit, I stay stationary as a storm spotter. I’m a certified storm spotter through the National Weather Service and Skywarn, and I’m also registered on the Storm Spotter Network. Did I mention I almost went into meteorology? But there’s way too much math involved in that. I’m not a math person, at all.
I’ve always been an avid reader and writer, like I mentioned earlier, with plenty of journals scattered across my room when I grew up. Making the move to digital was a welcome change and I’ve had an online journal of some sort since I was 13. As I grew older, my journal moved from a silly place where I talked about random things to a safe haven where I could communicate with a close group of friends (one of whom you’ll get to know on this very blog!) as I went through various stages in my life.
I’m an extroverted introvert with severe social anxiety but I love being with people. Writing and reading with friends online gave me the best of both worlds, and I’m still friends with many of the people I met over a decade ago while writing fanfiction and sending capslocked messages about our favorite television shows or movies. Something that I still love to do.
I’ve been interested in blogging for quite a while now and have another blog that covers two more of my passions: living in the south and being a sassy single woman. But this blog is the brainchild between myself and my brain twin (a term you’ll see quite often here), Andrea. We both have been diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder.
Our journeys through this eating disorder have been so extremely different that it’s laughable considering how even our parents sometimes call us twins. But through this journey, we knew we had each other. Texts about our fears, phone calls to help the other through panic attacks, long emails where we spill our hearts out – we did it all. And as the years went by, we started to toss about the idea that we could share our experiences through a blog. We could create a place for others with eating disorders who may not have a best friend who understands.