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About Me

     If you hadn't already noticed from my excited posts, I have some new followers in the past year.  And I would like to welcome all of you and tell you a little bit about myself.

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     I am a young adult, a middle child with three siblings -- although I like to say that I have been an oldest, a middle, a youngest, and sort-of-an-only (try and figure that one out!).  I plan to live to be about 120 years old...maybe older (yes, you read that correctly).  I reside in a beautiful state with lots of trees.  I love animals, and I love to be outside.
     I have always enjoyed telling stories, and I first started to consider myself a writer somewhere around the age of 7 years old (which title, I assure you, was entirely undeserved at that point).  Honestly, I think that my craft first started showing real promise about a year or two ago.  And I still don't have anything that I think is ready to be published.
     But I will.  I am going to keep working at it, and continue to get better.  And maybe, someday in the near future, I will be a published author with some excellent works to her name.

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     The problem with short bios is that they are such a tiny snapshot of a person.  Humans are wildly multi-faceted.  If I were to spend all day on this post, I still could not tell you everything about myself.  And too many details would bore you anyway.
     So, instead of droning on about myself, I open up my comment section to you.  Enjoy my short bio above and, if there is anything else you would like to know, please feel free to ask me.  And, on the flip side, I would love to hear about you as well!

Hasta luego!


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