What types of relationships do you most enjoy?
I really want to quote Sherlock (BBC) and say I’m basically “married” to my work as a writer. Writing in many ways IS my one true love. Reading has been my constant companion to the point that I say with confidence stories are the reason I live and breathe. I read just before I go to bed and I read right after I wake up. Stories are the first things I think about in the morning and the last thing I think about when I go to sleep. I actually have a ritual of sorts where close my eyes and tell myself a story before I go to sleep. It works every time.
It’s because of stories that I have such skewed view on relationships. Not romantic ones, of course, but of friendships. My most important relationships are with my family, but that’s more of a survival thing than anything else. Friendships are secondary, but I have so few left that hold any real meaning for me. Really all I want is a best friend. I’ve never had one before. I’ve had some really good friends, but nothing to write home about. There hasn’t been any oaths or pinkyswears that I’ve made. I want a mutual best friendship. I want someone to actually call me their best friend when they introduce me to people.
Sadly, this hasn’t happened yet, but I continue to hope.