Wasn't sure I'd ever walk these halls again...

Adanys Wynterwulf

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And while it feels super strange, foreign, and new to be here, it also feels like coming home in a way. It's been...3 1/2 years...I think. I don't know the exact date, and a lot has changed since I left. It's going to be a while before this place feels as familiar as it once did.
That being said, please be patient with me as I refamiliarize myself with everything, figure things out again, and update my signature (AFTER I figure out where it's hosted 😅) and all that good stuff.
I'm looking forward to meeting new people and reacquainting myself with those I knew.

Here are a few things about me (to get to know me and an update on what's changed since I was last here)
  • I'm a bookworm who buys more books than she reads, and I've got grand plans to build a built-in bookcase with a library ladder in my house. (Count on unsolicited updates on that if I get it underway! haha)
  • I started attending a small Bible school (out of the country) almost right after retiring here, and I'm in my last semester now and about to graduate. It's keeping me super busy, away from home, and making me all kinds of sentimental. (I'm about to say goodbye to a lot of wonderful, dear friends, some of whom I might never see again since we're from all over North and South America.) Probably part of the reason that I decided to reappear here, in spite of having peeked in many times over the years.
  • I bought a house!! Right in the middle of being out of the country for 3 months at a time for 4 years in a row, right in the middle of a (voluntary) demotion, and all by myself. I had never lived anywhere but with my parents, but a house suddenly became available and the loan underwriters must have only skimmed my documents because everything worked out. So, now I've got a mortgage, a loan for a new HVAC unit because that thing broke right away :rolleyes: , and I can finally buy thrifted furniture and live houseplants to my heart's content. :omg:
  • Also, I really missed :look: << that thing. I can't even tell you how many times I typed in the command for that emoji and nothing popped up.
  • I chopped off my hair and it's the greatest thing I ever did. I don't like the word "pixie cut" for some reason (I'll bring virtual brownies to anyone who can give me a better word) but I love the cut. I've never felt so confident or had random people tell me they like my hair. It's kind of empowering honestly, and so freeing too.
  • I started my business in 2020 to proofread and copyedit for writers, bloggers, and website developers. It's not booming or anything (I hate using social media for anything other than frivolous things), but it lets me work with words, expand my knowledge, and it brings in a little extra income from time to time.
  • Nynaeve is still my favorite WoT character :braid: (bookwise, still not sure where I stand on the show.)


But really, I'm just excited to be back and see everyone again, and get to know some other new faces!
 

Ilverin Matriam

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Blood and ashes, I was looking at your Library page the other day and I am very surprised to see you back Adanys! How has it been 3 and a half years!? Very happy to see you back, take all the time you need to get used to the community again :hug
 

Elanda Tonil

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:tacklehuggle: Adanys!!!! You’ve been missed! Congrats on all the life accomplishments! :joy:
 

Adanys Wynterwulf

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Adanys!!! :tacklehuggle: Welcome back :D
I've missed you, glad to see you again :)
Hiiii! Good to see you again too, (my former white Sister :wink: )
:tacklehuggle: Adanys!!!! You’ve been missed! Congrats on all the life accomplishments! :joy:
And you too! Gah! This is nice! 😁

:tacklehuggle:


Also, thank you, Roheryn and Arella Sedais for helping me sort everything out!
Blood and ashes, I was looking at your Library page the other day and I am very surprised to see you back Adanys! How has it been 3 and a half years!? Very happy to see you back, take all the time you need to get used to the community again :hug
Isn't life funny that way? Something or someone seems to cross your path just after seeing or hearing about it somewhere else. (Not very unlike those creepy Instagram ads I get sometimes after talking about something haha)
 

Arinna Katal

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Hello, and welcome back! The main thing I need to comment on from your post is: YESSSSSSSSS to cutting off all the hair! Cutting off all my hair was the most freeing thing I ever did. :laugh:
 
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Welcome back! I just thought of you the other day, wondering how you were!
 

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OMG! Boy did that time fly — welcome back, it’s so good to see you! :pleased-1:
 

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Oh yay, welcome back! It's really great to see you back around here. :)
 

Adanys Wynterwulf

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Hello, and welcome back! The main thing I need to comment on from your post is: YESSSSSSSSS to cutting off all the hair! Cutting off all my hair was the most freeing thing I ever did. :laugh:
Yessss! :brofist-2: I don't even care that it might accentuate my double chin a bit more :laugh:


So many familiar faces :happy: Thanks, everyone!

ADANYS!!!!!
:tacklehuggle: Myra!!!!
 

Alexr al'Petros

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Welcome back....I love West Texas, so hauntingly beautiful, always part of my spring motorcycle touring. (I'm always trying to make excuse to drive through from my mom's place in Corpus to my home in the Utah mountains.). Looks, like you got your sig sorted. I love Gal. but I also love Eccl. 8:15.
 

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Adanys! Welcome back. :pleased-1: I, too, ran into your Library page quite a lot - pages of retired members always make me a little sad and make me wonder if they'll ever come back; I personally never succeeded at staying away from this place for long. :shifty2: As others have said, take your time.

I bought a house!!

:joy: That is such amazing news! That must feel so liberating in some ways.

Also, I really missed :look: << that thing. I can't even tell you how many times I typed in the command for that emoji and nothing popped up.

I. Know. I uploaded it to all the Discord servers I'm in because I can't function without it, apparently.

I started my business in 2020 to proofread and copyedit for writers, bloggers, and website developers. It's not booming or anything (I hate using social media for anything other than frivolous things), but it lets me work with words, expand my knowledge, and it brings in a little extra income from time to time.

Oooh, this sounds really great - I love proofreading and editing, myself. I understand what you mean about social media, it's nuts how crucial it's become for businesses...
 

Adanys Wynterwulf

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Welcome back....I love West Texas, so hauntingly beautiful, always part of my spring motorcycle touring. (I'm always trying to make excuse to drive through from my mom's place in Corpus to my home in the Utah mountains.). Looks, like you got your sig sorted. I love Gal. but I also love Eccl. 8:15.
Ooooh, I haven't ridden in nearly a year now, but I got my motorcycle license a few years ago and it's so fun!! I did it to challenge myself, and I loved it so much I wanted to buy my own bike (until I bought a house and how all my dollars are going there haha). Still itching to get back on and cruise some country roads 😁 Also, it's one way to live out Eccl 8:15 for me, enjoyment haha


Oooh, this sounds really great - I love proofreading and editing, myself. I understand what you mean about social media, it's nuts how crucial it's become for businesses...
I have no official training (as in no college or education beyond a GED) other than an online course by an experienced individual in the industry. But there's always room to learn, right? It's fun and I finally have something I am passionate about (minus the social media aspect, of course haha)
Adanys. ❤️
Hi! :hug
 

Catt Heckathorne

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Welcome back, Adanys!!!
 
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