Telling strangers about myself is difficult. I have no idea where to start - it always seems trivial to say My name is blah, I'm blah years old, I work as blah etc.

Does that really paint the picture of who I am? This isn't a new blog - I've been at it since 2006 but I took a longer break from writing and now I'm back. I like to write. I like babble. And I like to think that maybe someone will read this and feel sort of a connection. 

This is a blog about me. Ego rules Just being Rie. Random thoughts, freak outs, pictures - whatever I'm in the mood to share. 

December 5. 2014:

My name is Rie. I moved to Denmark from Canada when I was 17 back in 1997 - not because I didn't have a good life there but because I felt the need to see where my parents and family came from. I've been here ever since. Do I regret it? There are days where I'm ready to pack my bags, say goodbye to my Danish life and return home. But other days, I can't imagine not being here - home. I miss my family in Canada but I'm lucky to have them in my life as much as facetime and skype allows. I have a good family here too - by blood and by choice. 

Am I lucky that I have two homes? Or is that a sadness I will have with me my entire life?

I'm 35 now. I'm not exactly a normal 35 year old. I'm not married and I don't have kids. It doesn't look like that will happen anytime soon and I'm okay with that. I don't know if I ever want children. I like kids. Shit, I work with them on a daily basis at an elementary school and youth club. I'm studying childcare (p├Ždagog in Danish) and will be done June 2015. I work at a bar every weekend, slinging out drinks to thirsty guests. 

I love my job. Jobs.

I drink too much coffee and I don't eat enough veggies. I like to sleep and afternoon naps are awesome. There's a better chance I'm awake at 2am than I am at 8am - getting up in the mornings are hell. I don't own a tv and that's by choice. I watch Netflix when I'm in the mood but that doesn't happen too often. I like to read and write and can spend an entire night reading a good book without realizing the time. I can't live without music although I do enjoy silence after a long week with noisy kids and drunk bar guests. I'm a social butterfly who know lots of people but also enjoys a quiet night to myself. I love to paint and craft but I don't have the time nor the energy for it lately. 

I'll end this now - read my blog and my true self will shine through. 

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