I've recently returned to LJ, had a different account before but haven't been around for a while, and I'd love to find some new interesting, like-minded friends to share and talk about things with. (Note: I edited this post from what I posted in another add-me community, so if you follow both you might see the same things around twice.)
I'm a girl/woman in my early 30s and I live in Finland. I've identified as bisexual for long, have unfortunately tried to suppress that a bit in the past few years and try to aim for living like a straight person, pursuing the opposite gender like a good girl supposedly should, and it's just not working out and I'm wondering if I'm not only bisexual but actually rather more to the lesbian side of the scale than I realised. In any case I need to give myself the freedom to be myself and not force myself into the format that the society expects, and this journal is my safe place for writing about that. I'd love to get to know other non-straight people, especially women, so it's easier to feel I belong and to share these things with people.
My hobbies and interests include reading, creative writing, theatre, music, musicals, travel, languages, nature and outdoors. I love animals though I have no pets, and I adore tea. I also enjoy writing letters. My favourite books and authors compass a wide range and I'm trying out new things a lot these days, but some favourites include L.M. Montgomery, Jane Austen, Sarah Waters, Tove Jansson, Terry Pratchett, Gail Carriger, The Count of Monte Cristo... For musicals, I'm particularly into European fare like Elisabeth, Mozart!, Tanz der Vampire and Der Besuch der alten Dame, but I do also see and listen to musicals from the English-speaking world. My other taste in music ranges from classical to Hayley Westenra to Queen and The Clash, depending on my mood. I'm rather interested in LGBT+ issues, feminism and social issues.
Please comment here or to my LJ, or send me a private message, if you'd like to become friends. I hope to get to know new people, but I still prefer some form of introduction before becoming friends. I also hope we have some interests in common so that there's more to share and talk about.