November 12, 2012

Hi, I’m Melissa

The Basics:
My name is Melissa. I am 34 and am currently living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, specifically, in Bremerton, Washington.

I am a California native, having spent 29 years of my life in Southern California. I grew up in the Antelope Valley which is located in the middle of the Mojave Desert, about 90 minutes north of Los Angeles. I lived on the East Coast from October of 2009 to January of 2012, and while I enjoyed my time there, I am definitely a West Coast girl at heart.

I’m fairly short (5’3″), curvy AND plus size and I’m can be kind of loud when I feel comfortable with the people I’m around. I’m a bit of a a giant perv and am known for my innuendos. I’m quite the bibliophile, obsessed with journals, an adorkable gamer girl, and have slight (read: major) geeky tendencies. I’m no longer as shy as I used to be. Instead, I’ve become more extroverted as well as impulsive.

I am currently struggling with several physical and emotional disorders, including: Post-Tramatic Stress Disorder in April of 2009 stemming from both, witnessing the sudden and fairly violent death of my mother as well as sexual assaults that occurred that same year. I am currently being treated for my … issues. On top of that, I also have Tourette Syndrome. My tic? Exceptionally loud hiccups. No, I am not joking. They are sporadic and sometimes occur in what I call “hiccup fits” that have lasted for over 150 hiccups. Yes. I have counted. I was also diagnosed with Alport Syndrome in the summer of 2014. It’s a genetic disorder that I had to have inherited from my biological father. Since I’ve never known him, I there was no way to know his medical history and I didn’t find out until it became a serious threat to my health. I’m currently on medication and monitoring my condition. But it’s been a real roller coaster of an experience and one that while I’d have rather not had, has made me think about life and my place in it, in a whole new way.

Favorite Quotes:
“That which does not kill us, makes us stronger.”  and “Nothing can stop me now.”

Credits:
Background pattern is Feathers of Fancy from ColourLovers.
Header fonts are Dawning of a New Day from dafont. and Simplifica from Behance.