I figured I'd post a bit more about myself, other than what's covered in the sticky above.
So... I'm Heather, 24 y/o former Navy Brat. I was born in Florida, grew up all over the US (New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Washington, South Carolina...) and now live in England working for the ambulance service. I love to travel, and am slowly working my way through Europe.
-Nutrition and cooking (with a primal/paleo slant of course)
-Art (I write, act, sing, paint, craft, etc. and I'm into films, books, music, exhibits, museums etc)
-Natural living (explaining that could be a post in itself so take it as what you will)
-Design and fashion, with an emphasis on mid-century mod
-Helping people, whether in my line of work or in my personal life
-Making people laugh
-Not getting enough sleep (I'm a 10 hour a night girl, if given the opportunity)
-Having my time wasted
-My calves (they are solid slabs of muscle which actually scare most people. They are 17" in diameter. Look cool, but impossible to find boots that fit.)
-Being a sugar junkie
Some personal things:
-I'm recovered EDNOS (eating disorder not otherwise specified)
-I beat cervical cancer
-I'm Christian; it's a big part of my identity and I welcome discussion on it, and respect everyone's freedom of choice on the matter of religion.
Some silly things:
-I've been reading and lurking on MDA for several years
-I've been through most natural disasters (earthquake, flood, forest fire, tornado, blizzard...)
-I don't have a computer at home so I'm only on MDA at work
ooooh, mid-century mod. Dad and I went to an exhibition of MCM stuff for sale . . . I have never seen more stuff that I wanted to own in one place in all my life. Next time I go, I will have a BUDGET.
Great work beating cancer! Woohoo!!
Hi Heather im not sure if you saw a previous reply to you from me Im a Newcastle lass too but was born in Gateshead and have retired from nursing in Gateshead last July Ive been Primal since january and loving it! xx
+1 for the Primal Geordies!
LOL N im actually a Tynesider not a Geordie as I was born south of the River Tyne!
"-I beat cervical cancer"
Me too! I was early stage three. Next year I will have been in remission for 10 years now. How long have you been?
thanks for the replies, all! and dee- I left you a comment on your page!
Uggla, I've been cancer-free for just over 6 years! I was diagnosed a month after my 19th birthday, luckliy because i'd been vigilant about yearly screenings I was in an early stage. I'm so glad to hear you're nearing the 10 year mark, that's awesome!!
Good you found it in time. More women should be screened regularly. I too was diagnosed at a very young age. Although I was 22 almost 23 when mine was found.
I am lucky, I was moving up in stages. A friend of mine cought her cancer in the same stage as me and she has now passed away. Cancer is a scary thing.
It's nice to meet others who have beat such a horrid thing. Others you can relate too.
Hi Heather I replied to you about where I shop etc..have you seen that?? xx