Hello, nice to meet you! My name's Adelaide, I'm 18 and from Sydney. I enjoy drawing, netball, reading and writing, though my skill and talent in each are questionable at best. One day, I plan to become a teacher, and enjoy giving feedback and constructive criticism. I look forward to perhaps participating in the Writing Workshops in this way. I'm a keen fantasy writer and reader, love a good comedy and I appreciate all creative activities and those who pursue them. I've recently come to the relieving conclusion (after much agonising and periods of intense writing immobility) that writing can be a pass time free of the restraints and expectations that academic rigour instills. From this conclusion, a renewed vigour for writing has been born, and so I have come here. It's been a fair while since I had the drive to join one of these communities, I hope the enthusiasm lasts! A few years ago I was adamant that writing was the only career for me, lest the unexpressed stories, ideas and avid descriptions I had caused me to combust. It has taken a while for me to accept my level of writing for what it is, not what I warrant it should be, but I think I've finally found a headspace I am happy with, which may nurture, or at least not pressure, my writing creativity. It's odd the extent to which I've placed writing as a skill on it's own, a world apart from others which I can clearly see as a linear progression and eventual achievement. It floats on some unattainable wavelength free from rational thought and analysis. Perhaps this is why writing has been a mirror of the confidence I keep in myself and my abilities; I've been in the trap of expecting too much and falling far too short. I'm constantly confronted by the mercurial nature that is my writing ability - sometimes relaxing but most times taxing. Well that was more cathartic than I expected! I'm quite excited to delve into the world of writing again, and this place seems like the best to do it. I hope to meet like minded people and kindred spirits who share the same love of the written word as I do. So it's great to meet you, and I hope we'll all be fast friends.