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I really love this site, i'm so glad i found it!!

I'm 52, live in Florida, I have a 21 year old daughter who is a college student/artist/waitress who lives with me.

I'm divorced, have two cats.  i love my house.  

I love to write--I've written a memoir called Unsafe for Children: God, Sex, and Growing Up that I'm trying to get published and I'm working on a novel that is part autobiographical and part pure fiction called Memory/Loss.  I also write poetry and in my journal.  Another passion is collage--I love to make and look at collage and mixed media.

Another passion is acting, especially improv.  i adore improv.  I haven't been in any plays yet, but i take classes from two different teachers.

To finance all of the above, I work full time as a medical coder, which is pretty interesting and sometimes dreary.

I have PTSD--from my uncle raping me when i was 5, my step-grandfather molesting me during every visit to their house (in another state, thank goodness) from between about 7 to 11, a 22 year long abusive marriage, and 28 years in a cult.

i have other MI as well.  It makes life hard, but life is good too, a lot of the times.

Thanks for starting this Velvet Elvis--and that's a cool name!

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Hi. Welcome to CB :)


I'm not sure if you've seen them already, but if not please check out the rules (the link is in the bottom right corner). It helps to avoid subsequent misunderstandings. If you have any questions/concerns about them or anything else feel free to post as you've been doing, or to PM any staff member that you'd like. 


I like collage as well. There's something really nice about the tactile nature of mixed media that something more one-dimensional like photography or paint or drawing alone can't seem to capture.


I think I know what you mean about life being hard, but life being good too. PTSD can really knock the wind out of my sails, but it also means that I am deeply appreciative of good days.

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