Hey, thought I'd introduce myself or something before I tried to dive into forum culture. All the social anxiety and need for scripting means I'm trying to feel my way along to prevent breaking rules. When I'm feeling brave, I go by Crash. I'm 36. She/her. Someone referred me here, because I'm sorting through a mess of past experiences that were not, in fact, either normal or healthy, and I have no idea where to put all of it. Outside of that, I'm a writer, a gamer, engaged to the love of my life (after 2 very not good false starts, including a 12 year marriage), and my house is full of 4 cats. I have blue hair that I just chopped off and shaved. I am far too tattooed. I have a lot of piercings. I have a weirdly professional job that doesn't care about both those other things, because I'm actually really good at it. I'm frustratingly empathetic, annoyingly enthusiastic, and way too verbose for my own good. Oh. And there's a not-zero chance I'm a Changeling. Hello. And all that.