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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Gribba, Jul 2, 2016.

  1. Gribba

    Gribba Troubadour

    What to tell... well...
    My name is Kristrún but I use the online name Gribba.
    I was born in Iceland and grew up in a small town in the northwester region. I moved to Reykjavík when i was about seventeen years old. I lived there until I moved to Denmark in 2001.

    I wrote poems for a few years until in 2000-2001 I began writing stories, short once as I was a single mother to a mentally disabled boy, time was not something I had much of. :)

    As time went by I did not write much but I did write down ideas and sometimes scene that maybe I could use one day, when I would have time to write.
    It was demanding to have a son that required much energy and life goes on as well, so, education took time, husband + 2 more boys took time and on-top of that I went through a time with depression and anxiety. The depression and anxiety took time to work through and I felt I had lost myself and who I was in all that... and that meant the creative thoughts and the passion for writing went on a break as well.
    So, all in all, life had other plans for me, now 15 years later I have found my way to the person I want to be and that means I find time to write, not endless amount but still time that I did not have before.

    I read and write in English and have done so since I was very young. I have dyslexia so regardless of the language I write or read in that will always be something I will have to deal with. I did for the longest time feel so ashamed that I avoided writing (or reading aloud) as much as I could, I did not want others to know how bad I was at it but now I just go for it and appreciate the help people give me when I write (or read) something wrong.

    For me writing is fun and I love the creative flow of it, the idea development and making words bring something to life. Publishing something or not is not something I focus on, maybe or maybe not, is my attitude to that at the moment.
    While I was not feeling too good I had this fear of share my writing as it felt so personal to me (and the dyslexia has been a part of that fear as well). My imagination and ideas have been something that I have kept inside for such a long time. I have only shared my writing with the few that are the closest to me. Now, I am going to face my fear and share my writing and it helps to feel that I am strong enough to do so.

    So after all this... I wanted to find a community where I could get inspired, be challenged to write, find people that I might be able to develop ideas with and maybe get some help and pointers but also that I could be that person to someone else.
    I do not know if this is the right place but I figured I should try it out and see if this place is where I belong.

    I did consider sharing a potato as a sorry for the long post but then I would get hungry looking for the perfect potato, I love potato... so... sorry for the long post.

  2. skip.knox

    skip.knox toujours gai, archie Moderator

    Welcome, Gribba. I hope you will find this place friendly and supportive. I certainly have. You will also find the people around here to be honest, which is its own, somewhat less comfortable, virtue. Take a look at the Showcase to see how submitted works get critiqued. Then you can decide whether or not you want to dive into that potato. Er, pool. :)
  3. CupofJoe

    CupofJoe Myth Weaver

    Hail and well met Gribba [aka Kristrún]
    Good to have you here. Hopefully, you will find this place supportive in many ways. As I have done.
  4. RedMetalHunter

    RedMetalHunter Minstrel

    Welcome! I'm still pretty new here, as well. It's a nice place, so far. Enjoy!
  5. Caged Maiden

    Caged Maiden Staff Article Team

    Welcome to the scribes! And thank you for sharing your story. You aren't alone. I began writing in 2001, too. Many of us here have faced huge challenges in our lives, yet here we are, writing because we love it. Anxiety, depression, family, job, moving, self-confidence...yep, yep, yep. A lot of us struggle with those things. SO much. And I've found this community hugely supportive whenever I've faced those issues.

    This is a friendly place, where you can ask questions about writing in general, or specific research things. We also have a fun Challenge section, where you can play games and experiment with your own writing style.

    I'm glad you're here. It sounds like you've really struggled to fulfill your need to write, and this community is just bursting with people just like you. Some of us write because we'd love a career as a published author. Some of us write for fun because it gives us calm and spiritual peace. Most of us are somewhere between, not quite sure what we're going to do once we actually finish all the things we've started, but hope that we'll know, then.

    Best wishes.
  6. Gribba

    Gribba Troubadour

    Ohh you guys are so welcoming! Thank you for the warm welcome and I look forward to dive in the pool or the potato... ;)
  7. Gribba

    Gribba Troubadour

    This, wow... thank you for this welcome... it produced a few tears and so much hope and joy all at once... finding like-minded people that can understand and are supportive.
    I have unfortunately no people in my circle of friends that write and reading seems to be something most of them do not do much of (facebooking and tweeting is as far as that goes). So, I look forward to see what the forum has to offer and not feeling alone with this passion of mine anymore, that is priceless.

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