Today I am beginning an attempt to restore some balance to my life. Last fall I built some good eating and exercise habits and then I let them all go over the winter (partly because of the weather and partly because of my renewed focus on my schoolwork), which means that I gained some weight and feel kind of out of shape. So today I went to the park and rode my bike and resolved to start paying better attention to what I'm eating again. Hopefully in the near future I can get back to where I was last fall because I felt really good then.
I am a teacher, grad student, writer, voracious reader, photographer, singer, feminist, and thriftstore fashionista. In no particular order.
I am Squirlaraptor. This name was originally created for my kitty to reflect her squirrel-like fur and her raptor attack skills and has recently been adopted by me to reflect my own curious nature and tendency to hoard as well as my (sometime) fierceness and my love of the hunt (at least, in terms of shopping and research--not so much in terms of killing and maiming, vegetarian that I am).