epiphanyinblue: (teddie fo'sho!)
With the approach of my 30th birthday, I decided to take a trip down memory lane and revisit my online journals. Of my online journals, this is the only one left standing. OpenDiary went belly up without telling anyone, and I didn't have a chance to do my best to curate my own entries. Even though I didn't post too much there, I feel for the folks who detailed a good portion of their lives (and their families) and those who lost baby pictures and other precious things (short stories, pictures, etc).

Coming back here I didn't know what I'd find. Honestly I could vaguely remember a few posts that I've made and expected to find a ton of cringe worthy posts. Good thing that wasn't the case. :)

It contradicts how I remember the past - through foggy recollections and inaccurate self assessments. Which is pleasant. I ended up reading an email from a friend that I still talk to (but not enough) oh so often that made me tear up as I read it. Of course I copied it and saved it for posterity.

Reading the entries made me feel a bit like the old me, but older and, hopefully, wiser. I am going through a rough patch right now, but I know I have survived worst. I'm determined to get through it. For some reason, I feel more confident after reading my entries. Not entirely sure why, but I'd take it. :)

S sent me a message about hanging out with her in Pennsylvania on my birthday. I don't know if my sister has something planned for me or not (she's been giving me surprise birthday trips but this year she's been silent). Feeling anxious about going it.

PS- I giggled reading the entry about going to Anime USA because I'm wearing the convention shirt right now. :)
epiphanyinblue: (kyo&jack)

Someone in my family used my information to get an apartment, cable, and other bills in my name. Then they went on to not pay the bills on time and basically ran up nearly $4k in rent alone, $800 for the cable bill, and about $400 in the utilities I know of. This started when I was fifteen years old, so I had bad credit out the gate.

With no clue about this, I went on to apply for college loans to bridge the gap between my financial aid and scholarships. When the scholarships fell through, I didn't understand it. I dropped out of school because it was difficult to pay $5k between a semester and have no place to live. I learned about "my horrible credit" after looking at my credit report. I don't know how, but I was able to fight the charges on my account without getting a statement by the police. My Recovery From Identity Theft )

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