The Beginning

What a title!

I’m actually really bad at maintaining a blog, but I’m going to do my best!

I guess the best way to do this is to introduce who I am.

My name is Thistle. I’m 24 and Canadian. I’m an artist, a cosplayer, and… I guess I like to do a little of everything I can. I love to try new things and explore the limits of my abilities.

I am not the sort of person to be considered “traditionally pretty.” I’m chubbier than I’d like to be. I’m too tall and my nose is too big. And I always feel like it’s important for people to know that I am self-conscious of things because a lot of people I’ve encountered assume that because I’m comfortable being a fairly public person, I must be completely comfortable and confident.

And I’m not.

I’m all that I can be at any given moment. I struggle a great deal, but I’m a work in progress. And I guess that’s what this is about. I find it easier to organize who I am and what I feel by writing. I hope maybe the things I say will help others find their way as well.

I just want to put my experiences out there and hope it helps someone at some point.

I probably won’t post consistently, but I’ll do my best to update when I can.

Be safe out there!

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