My name is Emma Love Arbogast and I live in Salem, Oregon with my 3 cats. I am a web designer and developer and am married to a beautiful man who is in prison. Besides being a web and business nerd, I have studied a lot of different methods and philosophies of psychological healing, energy work, non-violence, spirituality, and creating community. On this blog I write about how to create happiness in a world of suffering.
Random facts about me.
I grew up on a farm in the woods in southern Oregon.
One summer I rode my bike 1200 miles, from California to Oregon and back. Do not take this to mean I am sporty–I am not. I just wanted to do it.
My blood type is O+.
In the course of my life I’ve been both vegan and Paleo, which are pretty much polar opposites. Except they both agree vegetables are good and sugar is bad, which is the part I struggle with most on any diet. 🙂
I’m a little bit in love with Felicia Day. There’s the Guild, the music videos, and all the other geek and sundry awesome geek-nerd-love-awesome-awesomeness. Like Written by a Kid–so hilarious and bizarre and sweet.
I have a periodic addiction to Runescape.
I have three cats. Their names are Gina, Moo Goo (Gai Pan), and Maria. If you tell me you are a cat person I will squeal and pull out my iPhone camera roll. (Don’t worry, if you don’t have any pets I will keep my squealing to myself.)
I taught myself to knit and crochet from library books when I was around 10 or 11 years old. I still think of this as one of my major achievements in life. I remember the immense frustration I felt trying to understand the diagrams and the immense satisfaction when I finally got it and could create real things out of nothing but yarn. (Then I taught myself HTML when I was 17 and it was all over for yarn.)
I have found a friendly label and community in being a multipotentialite.
I like dolls and love stuffed animals. I never fully grew up and don’t plan to.
I often eat cookies and milk for breakfast.
I am a big fan of intuitive artmaking, and making art without having to be an expert or ever believe you will be.
I often am very aware of how different I am from other people, no matter where I am or who I am with.
I have always been sensitive to suffering, and the feelings of alienation and loneliness and disconnect.
I really enjoy working, and I also really enjoy not having to work.
I’ve always been very smart, but I hated school.
There is nothing I would not do for love.