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LJI:0 Introduction

It’s hard to play with words today, still, which is why I had to try. I went looking to see how many times I had written an introduction for this crazy game before, looking for snippets of the past to ground my present.

From 2014: “I don't have a Facebook account, which these days occasionally makes me wonder if I actually exist.”

I still don’t have a Facebook account, though that rarely causes the same existential concern. I moved earlier this year to a new state, Colorado, from a place I had lived for seventeen years, the Bay Area of California. Wanting to stay in touch with the people there may be the thing that finally convinces me to change my mind.

From 2010: “I like the feeling of being just a half-step removed from my regular self for a day. Perhaps enough small steps will take me somewhere entirely new.”

This is exactly what my Halloween costume was this year, too. Me, but a heightened, punk version of me. I continue to take baby-steps to figuring myself out. Where I’m at right now is good, but I’m certain it could still be something better.

From 2008: “I laugh easily (though I’m often not the first one to get the joke), I cry easily (much to my chagrin) and I startle easily (BOO!)
I am happy more often than I am sad. I am more comfortable in my skin now than I have ever been.”

Huh – this brings tears to my eyes. It’s still true, but 2008 me didn’t know how difficult 2009 would be, and the time it would take to feel like my skin really fits me again.

I guess the goal now is to get back to here - “I am happy more often than I am sad.” It’s what I wish for everyone else, too.

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Thanks for the sentiment--particularly difficult for me at both this time of year (SAD) and during the political events this week. I think I will have to try for "I am sad less often" and hope for the best.

Good luck to you.

Yeah this week with daylight savings and the election has been rough. Less sad is a good place to start.

Good luck to you too - enjoy this craziness.

Meep back! We love you Beeker. I like how you used the past to show us your present. Hugs and looking forward to reading your work! Peace~~~D

There was a version of this introduction where it was one word - just the Meep.

I'm glad you're back in this game too, and looking forward to re-meeting and reading everyone. Hugs to you.

So you are back as we all are. The transition from back then to right now ... Loved it ... the changes and the sameness .... Good luck

The more things change.... right? I went looking at past entries to spark a new idea, and got one in an unexpected way.

Luck to you too!

I'm glad to see that you're back, and will enjoy having you around more. :)

I will be glad to be around more. I kept reading my flist through most of the summer, but missed the interaction.

Here's hoping you achieve your goal :) *Hugs* Cheers for a positive start!

Hugs back to you. Beginnings are always tough, right?

I'm glad you're moving toward more happy than sad. It sounds as though you're in a good place. It's good to be back in touch again!

It is good to be back in touch, I didn't realize how much I missed this community. More happy than sad each day is the best goal I can come up with right now.


I don't know if I've ever told you that one of my close friends growing up always said my dad reminded her of Beeker. It always makes me smile to see you name and spend a minute thinking of him.

Meep back.

Yay for good memories. I've thought of changing my icon a few times but now it's who I am here.

It's interesting to see how some things change yet stay the same.

It really is. I'm grateful I've been playing this silly game long enough to have things like this to go back to.

I'm glad you and your icon are back! May you find more happiness soon.

Us cartoon folks have to stick together! It's been so much fun to see everyone signing back up again. And thank you.

I love this.

I think we're all working on this.

Thank you. Happiness shouldn't be so fragile, but I'm trying to nurture it for myself and others everywhere I find it.

I heart this... and I'm glad you're here!

I'm glad you're here too! Thanks for the heart.

I don't know why I didn't realise you'd been living in the Bay Area before. Maybe because I haven't really been on LJ much in the last several years.

Facebook is great for keeping in touch with people who live far away, though. It's where most of my communication with those people happens.

I remember noticing when you moved to CA - but I lived more South Bay on the other side of the bridges, and we were already thinking about moving so I never found a good time to reach out. It is a bummer.

Yeah, this is why I think I may need to join FB. My people are scattered all over and I miss them.

So nice to see your voice again. Here's to a great season of self-discovery through words!

Glad to see you're playing again too. I fell into lurk mode this summer unintentionally, I'm looking forward to interacting with folks again.

I guess the goal now is to get back to here - “I am happy more often than I am sad.”

This is one of my goals for myself as well and what I wish for everyone else. :)

Yeah, it's hard to argue with 'more happiness for everyone'. Or it should be. Also, hello.

Hi! What a lovely introduction!

Nice to meet you! Good luck!

As thanks. Nice to meet you too, I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone this season.

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