11182056_10205002621039494_6967004909314076248_nMy name is Carrie.

I am 32 years old, I’ll be 33 in March.  I am a fantasy nerd, I love epic fantasy novels, D&D, dragons and good old fashioned quests. I also love Doctor Who, Monopoly, and the water (lakes, rivers, and oceans).

I have a bachelors in English that I don’t use, and work as a sales assistant for a company that makes aluminum canopies. I’ve recently started trying to lose weight. I’ve got a fitbit, a standup desk and Nutrisystem. I’ve lost 30+ pounds as of writing this, I need to lose around 170 more.

I want to be a writer. I want to write my own epic fantasy novel. I also like to draw, sculpt, paint and make books/journals. I like photography and taking pictures, but all I have is my iphone camera (though that takes pretty awesome pictures).

I don’t want to be a slave to a 9 to 5. I want to build a Tiny House and spend summers in my home state of Maine and winters down in Georgia with my large extended family. I want to be debt-free, and I plan to do that by building and living in my tiny house, and putting all the extra income that would go to mortgage and credit card debt and so forth into paying off my student loan as quickly as possible, and then just saving up so that when I get too old to live in my tiny house by myself, I can afford a swanky apartment in an old people village.

I don’t want to be bogged down under copious amounts of stuff, and have already started paring down my possessions. I want to have the freedom to do what I want, go where I want, and live how I want. I want to be able to afford a trip to Europe to tour old castles, a cruise to Alaska to go whale watching and see polar bears, a trip to China to see all the old temples and the Great Wall, I want to do it all!

I don’t know if I’ll ever be a successful writer, but I want to try.  I started this blog both to get me to write more, and to document my big little adventure.