Madeline Jane Stewart (madelinestewart) wrote,
Madeline Jane Stewart

#1: introductions

My name is Madeline. Or as most people call me, Maddie. I was born in Melbourne, grew up in Melbourne, and now have recently moved to Port Augusta, South Australia. I’m 21. I own a dog (Audrey) and two rats (Lemmon and Pudding). I am in a steady de facto (registered 2015) relationship.

My parents are divorced (2008), my father is dead (October 2014). I have an eight years’ younger brother (13).

My birth name is Madeline Stewart Warmington. My name, in a few weeks at least, will be Madeline Jane Stewart. Jane for James, my grandfather. Stewart, my mother’s last name.

I’ve never been particularly enamoured with the last name Warmington. It’s a connection to my dad. It’s a connection to my dad’s family. And really, I have nothing to do with either of those things. It just makes sense.

I am never going to get married. My partner thinks the institution is stupid. And since he’s it for me, that’s just how it’s going to be.

I want to be a child care worker. I am in the process of beginning to study a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care - the second lowest qualification for the industry.

I’m currently unemployed. But there’s hope with that a local clothes shop will hire me.

I have type 1 diabetes (2002) and mental illness beginning in childhood and continuing on to today.

I want children, but my partner doesn’t. This is a sticking point between us. But I’m too young and too unwell to think of having my own, so for now its at a standstill on the decision making so to speak.

I’m pretty lonely. I don’t have many friends and the ones I do have I’m rubbish at talking to. And really, it’s very hard to make new friends when one doesn’t have study or work to go to.

This is a blog about my life and who I am discovering I am. I like podcasts and diet coke. I am aspiring to be better. 
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