Hello there, all!
My name is Laurel (a hybrid of Laura and Elizabeth), and right now I'm a psychology/anthropology (email hidden) of Florida. I've always been fascinated with collecting people's unique stories and experiences, so it only makes sense I'd try to learn as much about us and our diverse cultures as I could possibly soak in. I believe we all have stories worth sharing, and that we can find commonalities with anyone we meet. Yet even with our commonalities, it is important to cherish and attempt to understand our many, many differences with one another.
As far as other interests go, I am your typical fantasy/science fiction nerd. My father introduced me to Star Wars before I entered elementary school and The Lord of the Rings soon after, so my future obsession with their genres was inevitable. I shamelessly adore being a dungeon master for Dungeons and Dragons and can weave a pretty good tale while doing it. I also live creatively and passionately, making sure to set aside time to read, paint, hike, and explore as often as possible. I can tell you all about the wildlife in Florida, including narrow escapes from alligators and sharks, as well as beautiful encounters with dolphins, horses, and every creature in between.
Last year my boyfriend Anthony and I had a surreal trip to Europe (thanks to our amazing hosts), and our next adventure will hopefully be in Chile!