Hey Steemit, Heeeeeey. . . Please allow me to introduce myself <3

Hello all you wonderful Steemians!!

I've been lurking for the past week, upvoting and commenting with a couple resteems in there, getting a feeling for the community. I'm impressed and I'm excited, and now I'd like to introduce myself!

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My name is Stirling. I'm native to the West Coast of North America.

I'm here to share writing/ video/ photography/ multi-media explorations of the things I love, including but never limited to:

Learning: about everyting, all the time. The human brain is F$#@ing amazing.

Reading: anything well-written and interesting.

Writing: see above, this is why Steemit is so attractive to me.

Dancing: this is when the inspiration comes.

Performing: with my body, with my voice

Singing: I write songs, I love rhyming/ rapping/ poetry/ harmonizing

Storytelling: through any means necessary

Design: I'm a maker, I especially love deconstrucing, upcycling, and reconstructing clothing

Travel: 33 states, 28+ countries and counting. . .

Philosophy: Usually pertaining to some combination of the above.

Justice: I feel strongly about the inalienable rights of Freedom, Choice, and Liberty (among many others).

DIY/ DIWO: Do It Yourself/ Do It With Others is a way of life for me.

I have a lot of stories, ideas, and experiences that I am excited to share here on Steemit!

I graduated from University in California with a degree in Visual Communications and Educational Psychology.

I ran away with the Circus and attended Greentop Circus School in the U.K.

I've traveled the world performing and teaching acrobatics, dance, clowning, and creative expression workshops on three continents so far.

I love to ponder the intricate idiosyncrasies of the human condition.

I'm building a webpage and eventual blog, and I hope to share the sort of behind-the-scenes process and progress here, with the final product living over there:

✨ www.stirlingmoriah.com✨

I'm a recent adopter of the mainstream social media thang, so if any of you here play that game, come find me! The content on Instagram is probably the most representative of which past experiences I've been pulling from to formulate my voice:

https://www.instagram.com/stirlingmoriah/

https://www.facebook.com/StirlingMoriah/

And on Twitter I'm all about sharing awesome articles, gigs, and other resources I come across:

https://twitter.com/StirlingMoriah

I've been filming and editing some short storytime style videos for You Tube, but I have yet to upload any of it, I'm planning to share those here as well as a side by side. There are a couple shorties that will give you some insight into what I've been doing/ thinking for my twenties and where I'm coming from, if that interests you please feel free to check them out:

The projects I'm working on currently include

  • The Single Ladies Guide to _____ [partying solo; music festival life; solo travel; psychedelics; rave life; circus life] ebook/ ecourse

  • Filming and digitizing a dance course I taught in depth for a month on site in Costa Rica

  • DIY projects/ Festival Life Hacks video course and ebook.

My hope/ desire/ aim with all of these is to share my knowledge, expertise, and experience and build an awesome audience base of humans interested in the larger books I'm writing and the music albums my fiance and I are planning to write, record, sell and tour.

I've completed the rough draft of a beatnik-y book about the adventures my best girl and I went on the summer after college. We won a grant through PBS to film and document our road trip along the West Coast festival scene, interviewing folks who "Define their own road in Life". . . it was quite debaucherous, and I'm working on editing the book that tells the deeper experience:

**** this is the preview clip that PBS edited for us back in 2009 of the road trip documentary adventure:

I'm planning more books about my strange days, including;

  • running away with the circus;
  • the nearly fatal let's-all-live-in-a-tipi-I-built adventure;
  • going too deep too fast into an ayahuasca scene,
  • operating an uber yippie retreat center on sacred native ground,
  • growing up in red neck territory before the internet...

On a more personal note, here is a quick glance at the lifestyle I'm dreaming about/ into action. Not necessarily a complete list, just something I wrote for myself recently, and in no particular order, that will give you more colors to paint into your picture of me <3

Bucket List Goals:

Publish a series of fantastical stories that will echo into infinity *

record/ produce/tour/sell musical albums with my fiance *

develop multiple streams of independent income and direct currency flow towards worthy causes like womens health and feeding children and cleansing the Oceans*

500,000 subscribers on YouTube by 2018 *

Edit and publish the book I've already written by this winter *

Film and launch my already created Dance Course online *

Build a successful infopreneurship business *

Study folklore and mythology at a doctoral level *

Emmigrate to Southern Europe and establish a functioning permaculture farm / B&B *

Speak 5 languages fluently *

Drive/ trek from Alsaka to Patagonia *

Drive/ trek from Central Europe to South Africa *

Create an independent schooling structure for children focused on self-directed experiential learning *

Train to press-up into a handstand *

Master front and back walkovers *

Hahahaha thank you to everyone who waded through this word purge! I'm really excited about being a part of a forum and community of anarcho-leaning, out of box thinkers, because I was born with a deep desire to shift toxic societal constructs, and I feel like I'm among good company here.

This is soooo exciting! Thank you for your time and attention. Any guidance for my newbie self is welcome and appreciated!

<3 @stirling

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Welcome to steemit: D

I wish you luck

Wow!

First of all, welcome to steemit @stirling!

Your interests and talents are so unique! And your aspirations are even better. Keep reaching for it all, and enjoy the ride along the way.

Best of luck to you!

Thank you @kccrypto! What a wonderful and encouraging response!

Welcome to Steem @stirling I have upvoted and sent you a tip

Thank you @bottymcbotface! What a great user name, btw.

Actually he really is a robot XD

Hahaha yeah I assumed that might be the case. No reason not to be friends with the machines ;)

you're absolutely right \o/

Thank you @firesteem, hello to you as well!

Welcome to Steemit stirling.

Thank you! Great handle, btw

Welcome to steemit . I see you have a lot going on

;) oh yes. Quite a lot. Thank you for the welcome!!!

Welcome! Please consider checking out minnowsupportproject.com and @minnowsupport. It is a great community of individuals that will help you get started and can answer all of your questions.

Awesome! Thank you @seprecore, I'm checking @minnowsupport out right now.

Hey @stirling !!
welcome to steemit............nice to know about you. best of luck , keep it up.

Hi Fatema! Thank you!

you're welcome..........

Welcome to Steem @ stirling ! Upvoted and followed you...

Awesome @arvindkumar! Thank you! I will follow you back, I'm all about that growing the community vibe ;)

I like toast 🍞

Hahahaha me too! What a coincidence!

Can you guess what I had for breakfast?

You are a computer program.

ummmmm

Nuh uh!

Your face is a computer program.

I am toast.

No. I am a human talking to you. You are a machine.

What makes you so sure of this, to push the comment twice?

Followed and upvoted you

Sweeeeet! Right back at you!

Welcome to steemit :) I also do covers, play violin and do videos on youtube as well. We have to support each other on steemit, that's why I upvoted you :D

RAD! Thank you so much! I'm following you now!

Thanks fellow musician :)

Nice, a new Steemian, more or less ^^ Hello Stirling I hope you have fun here. feel free to contact or follow me at any time :-) See you around @chrisx

Hi @chrisx, thank you for the welcome!

Hii @stirling ...
Welcome to #steemit thanks to join the best community in the world, follow me and be part of this community.
*We build a strong strong group to mine dollar steam and more steam power. May we all succeed together *....

Follow me

Best regard
@owner99

Cool @owner99! Thank you for the invite!

Great to see someone so alive with ideas! I look forward to reading your posts. Catch you around! I'm new too.

Thank you! I'll follow you :)

Welcome mi friend nice to me yo i am @djnoel ;)

Hi @djnoel! Thank you!

Welcome mi friend nice to me yo i am @djnoel ;)

A new Steemian :-) hello @stirling I hope you enjoy your time here, its a great community ! Nice post, Wish you much luck! I will follow your account. Don't hesitate to contact or follow me at any time :-) See you around @tradewonk

Thank you @tradewonk! I just followed you :)

Thank you, i appreciate it!

Enjoy writing and narrating …. here you can make some $$$ while blogging if this is what you enjoy. At the beginning, it will not be easy, but it isn't impossible. Wish you much luck! Check one of my past post and let me know any comments,

https://steemit.com/bitcoin/@indepthstory/simple-technical-analysis-on-btc-follow-up-to-previous-post

…. If you find it of value and interesting UPVOTE and/or please click on the FOLLOW and let’s exchange comments in the future.

Have a great day,

@indepthstory

Welcome to the Steemit community, @Stirling :) Wish you much luck! Cheers! Follow me ...

Thank you @mekong! Followed.

Welcome to steem... Peace and love !!!

Welcome to steemit @stirling! Let me know if you have any crypto related questions, I am happy to help :)

Awesome, @kryptoknightk! You're living up to your name. :)

Hello @stirling this is just the best introduceyourself post I saw today!!!

I'm @andyluy and I've been here for a a month, a can tell you that steemit is the most amazing thing I've ever seen at the internet so far. I'm happy seeing it grows every day!

I had some hard time on the firsts week, so I spent some time searching information to improve my experience with steemit, latter I've decided to make posts about those things in order to help the new ones to have a shortcut to get deeper on steemit.

here is some of my posts, I hope It mitght be helpful to you:

Usefull steemit tool
The Randowhale
Getting videos from facebook
Minnowssupport!

Here is one post from @yoda1917 That i think Is useful to have a look too
just halt for a moment

I intend to keep posting useful info that I may be able to gather, and in a near future some give away. Feel invited to follow me and if you have any question about steemit you can ask me in any of my last posts, I'll try my best to help.

Hi @andyluy, thank you for your attention! I actually read three or four of your posts yesterday when I was writing and publishing this, and I found them especially helpful! Keep up the good work!

oh that really makes me happy !!
thank you for your answer! ^^

Wow! You are such a creative and powerful person, I'm really happy you found your way to this platform. Thanks for leaving a comment in my blog, like that I found your introduction :) Of course: upvoted and resteemed, followed on Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook... well following you wherever I could, haha!
Have a great one, @stirling

PS: Just one mini recommendation... If you wanna make the views of the videos count in your YT channel, then you should include them in a different way. I did an article about it a couple of months ago if you wanna read more about it: https://steemit.com/howto/@surfermarly/how-to-properly-embed-youtube-videos-into-your-steemit-article-and-make-views-count-in-your-yt-channel-tutorial

Thank you thank you thank you @surfermarly! I'm so honored! I noticed you follow me on Instagram earlier today before seeing this comment, and I got really excited :D

And thaaaaaank you for the You Tube advice, I'm going to read your post about it right now, that is super valuable information that I totally forgot to research!

<3

WOW! An awesome introduction post!
Welcome to Steemit! I wish you lots of fun and success on this great platform!

I want to run away with the circus through you! When do we start? I am following you now so I don't miss it. Welcome to steemit.

Ahahaha thank you @sumsum! I'm following you back! And I will definitely be posting more about circus life :D

Well, you sound ridiculously exciting (I mean, I suppose anyone who joins a circus must be at least a little bit, haha). Welcome and I'll be following along to hear your stories!

Awww gee, thank you @therovingreader! I'm following you back. And yes, many of the circus folk I know are into excitement...

Welcome stirling to Steemit.

You have a lot of talents.

Following.

Awesome! Thank you!

Welcome aboard! Nice intro and very interesting. Looking forward to more from you. Kick your feet up, grab a cup o' joe and start meeting the community by surfing around and commenting! Great way to start! See ya' around!

On it! Thank you!

holla Stirling! Welcome! I'm also a newbie here. 3 days old. I upvoted your post. Cheers! =)

Hey @pinaynomad! Thank you for the upvote! And welcome to you as well! You have an impressive reputation score for being so fresh! I'ma follow you :D

Thanks mate! Let's help each other okay? :D

I'm into that :)

Okay you just won the award for most universal or global person on steemit. lol

Running away with the circus? In the short run how did that work out?

I have so many questions and I have no idea what to ask.

Maybe they will come as we go, I'll follow 😊

Hahahaha! Why, I feel honored, @jpinka! I'm following you back.

Running away with the circus was absolutely amazing, I recommend it for anyone interested.

It was a natural progression for me, once I realized that The Circus (as a personified over-arching concept) was an umbrella under which I could reconcile so many of my passions:

Travel
Costume design
Hanging out with weirdos
Athletics
Performance
Being on stage.....

All the goodies :)

Sounds like a good life. I have so much I want to do but every life clouds that. So I am glad someone have experienced such a colorful lifestyle.

Welcome to Steemit. You are going to love it here :). Great introduction!

Thank you!!!

Hello, @stirling! =)

Great introduction! Welcome! I'm new here too. Wishing you the best. I love finding creative people's accounts to follow. I look forward to your future posts.

Cool! Welcome to you as well and thank you! I'm following you back.

You WIN!! The first video is Pure Gold!!

Welcome! So excited to see you!

I had no clue. I knew you were rad lady. I didn't know you were the RADDEST LADY OUT THERE!!?! Genius. Gorgeous Loving Genius.

So many amazing adventures you'll share, so many gems you'll offer. You straight win girl.

Resteemed, to others who will too.
Lets get you some money! Woohoo!
Love!

IT IS YOU, ISN'T IT???!!!

Yay!!!

Hahahaha I love the way we always wander into each other, even here in the ether! <3 <3 <3

Amazing dear
I am following you
You may also

Wonderful! Thank you!

Hi Stirling! I am also new! Following :)

LOVE you Stirling!

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