Thursday, 2 August 2012

Day One. Blogging Challenge - Introduce yourself.

For July Ambermist from Tastes like Battle Chicken challenged everyone to write about themselves. Since I'm away from home visiting family and friends for a few weeks without real access to World of Warcraft I've chosen to incorporate both this challenge and the 20 days of WoW blogging challenge (courtesy of Saga over at Spellbound.) into one post as they're both something of an introduction to Me, not Soco nor Korla. I already have an introduction post but it's more related to the WoW side of my life.

Amazing quality picture from my
6 year old phone. 
In real life I'm not gold capped and I don't have an awesome mount collection. I can't even drive although I do have lots of dresses. I'm twenty six and I'm told I have a strong Scottish accent (I don't hear it). I'd say I'm girly girl. I adore having long, pretty painted nails. I love spending time with my friends they mean the absolute world to me.

I met my fiancée on WoW during The Burning Crusade he tanked while I healed. We've lived together for coming up on two years now. We don't have any kids or have any planned for the moment although hopefully in the future. For now we're content with our year old kitty who we only recently found out was actually a boy (after believing it to be a female since we got him!) He's an absolute nightmare sometimes but I don't think I could live without him now even though I'd still consider myself more of a dog person.

I now reside in yucky England with my Fiance far away from all of my friends and family. I'm on medication for depression / anxiety and  panic disorder which has unfortunately turned my life around in a bad way. I've been unemployed since I moved here which drives me nuts sometimes because I haven't made any new friends. Which was part of my reasoning for a trip back home for a few weeks. Just to get a bit of a breather, take a bit of time off. Verging on just never leaving the house I've started seeing a Councillor. I started having problems with anxiety several years go but it's only been in the past year that It's come to a real boiling point, rendering me afraid of the simplest of things like going to the shop on my own. When I had my first panic attack I was completely terrified, I can't begin to explain to anyone who hasn't experienced it how horrific it actually feels. The medication I'm on makes everything a little better and I'm hoping with time and taking little steps I'll be able to get my life back on track by next year. My fiancée has been an absolute rock throughout this past year in supporting me and taking care of me, he's defiantly one in a million. I'm so thankful to WoW for bringing us together.

I don't want to write too much because there are nineteen more posts in the challenge. And we don't want them all to turn into one big post but hopefully that's given you a bit of an insight into who's actually behind Soco!  I'm a pretty social person though If you haven't spoken to me before feel free to give me a poke on twitter @Socowow The next post will be "Why you started a blog".


  1. I've been through Depression, and I reached the darkest lowest point of my life.

    and all I want to say Soco is keep strong, take as much time as you need and things do get better.

    It took me much time and effort but now even when my life is nowhere near the place id like it to be I'm reasonably happy.

    I hope this gives you some solace, that you can rise up, and once you do having experienced the lows, you will be able to take pleasure in the simple happiness that will eventually come.

    Much Love

  2. Nice blog. I like meeting other women who play this game. I met many wow players who are women and play better than men.

    1. Aw thank you. Yeah there are a lot of us around! =D

  3. We have a few things in common :) I also met my husband on WoW - he tanked and I healed! We were together for about two years before we got married, just this past March. We also don't have children yet but maybe in the future. And we have one cat who we thought was a girl because we would catch him "smooching" our other boy cat!

    There was a period in my life back in high school when I went through a pretty dark time. I know how difficult it can be to cope. I was afraid to go to school because I might have an attack while in class and didn't want to embarrass myself in front of my friends. It's great that your fiance is such an awesome partner! It really helps to have someone close who truly understands you and what you're going through.

    Big props to Blizzard for creating the game that brings soulmates together ;)

    I look forward to reading more of your blog!

    1. Aw thank you for the wonderful comment :3 It does sound like we have a lot in common!
      Yeah, I certainly have a lot to thank Blizzard for, for helping me meet the love of my life and giving me somewhere to escape to when things are really tough <3