background on journal writing: i started building websites and writing online in november of 1997. first at geocities.com (as davina), then at imbroglio.net (as daniela) and now here at dinyel.com as me, danielle. i needed something constructive to do when i left the psych ward in october of 1997. as i slowly put my life back together (and then it fell apart and then i put it together, and then it fell apart and then i put it together, and so on, etc.), i found i needed a hobby. learning to write code and build websites from scratch became my hobby, and i already love writing so it just made sense. i used to write publicly and did so for a long time. but, because i'm so open and honest, internet trolls engaged me in flame-wars and other nonsense. they took the fun out of it so i went private.
background on me: i'm a daughter to a great mom (my step-dad, my dad, passed away in 2001 and i have a relationship with my biological dad but he lives on the west coast), a sister to 7 (spread on the east and west coast, and i lost a brother when i was 12), i suffer from mental illness (bipolar 2, borderline personality disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and ptsd), i deal with physical illnesses (psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, diabetes type 2, hypothyroid, cirrhosis not due to drinking, liver cancer and am on a liver transplant list, thrombocytopenia or low blood platelets, degenerative disc disease, mild scoliosis, osteoarthritis, have had an autoimmune blood disorder and deal / have dealt with other issues), i'm currently on disability for the foreseeable future due to my physical and mental health issues., i'm a cat lover and have had 4 cats afflicted with kidney failure / insufficiencies (my current rescue, zoë, has kidney insufficiency, but she's doing remarkably well -- a psychic / medium once told me that i am cats' guardian angel, that i pick them but they are sent to me for love and care) and other stuff you will learn through my writing.
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