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This is my first ever blog post and I've a lot to say, so I really hope that you'd find it in yourselves to read to the end of this. If not, still drop me a comment and say Hi, I'd feel really welcome.
So, starting off my blog with a post containing my introduction, giving some information about my life and what do I hope to do here on the site.
Who Am I?
Please call me Maggie. I officially joined this site on June 10, 2016. That's more than two years ago!! Forgive me but I found it in me to come say hello to you amazing people only now.. 😪
Well, if you haven't already guessed by my joining date, I was really active on HPFF (Are we allowed to mention it here? 😋). I do remember many of the names here (I've been snooping around a bit), had forged some great bonds with many of you folks and I'm no stranger to this community. I was active in the forum events, used to participate in challenges and continually gave life to my plunnies and even delved into graphics during my brief stint on HPFF previously.
I hope 😅 some of you would be able to recognize me if I were to mention my old username/pen-name. But, I just feel like I need a fresh start here on HPFT, hence the new name. I hope I'll be able to make friends here again. I'm no troublemaker, I promise!! 😁
If you're wondering where was I during the last two years or even if you're not, please read on. 😋
The short version is, real life took over.
The long version is, I graduated university, got a job, moved out of my parents' home to a new city, built a new life, struggled with bosses and assignments, slogged in many late night hours for work and finally, finally got my due in terms of recognition from my management. Old friends grew distant, people changed, met awesome people, made some great new friends, even had a crush which I eventually outgrew!! 😋😋 WHew!!!! It doesn't seem as long and challenging here, but believe me, I've been through a hell of a roller-coaster ride!
I could never distance myself from the HP fandom though. I continued on reading Jily (my one and only OTP) here and on tumblr and just kept making up stories in my head which I still hope to write one day. I even tried participating in one of the house cup events (it was the reviewing event, snowball event I think 🤔) but just had to leave in the middle because real life took over once again. Apologies to my fellow teammates.. 😢
Why Come Back?
Because.. I just feel like it?
I'm in a very happy place in life right now. I've got my dream job which I would be hopefully starting very soon and things are looking up for a while now. And all this happiness and positivism, which I feel around me nowadays, has inspired me again to come back here.
Blah.. Blah.. Blah..
Some other things about me, if anyone's interested..
I'd soon be moving countries, but that's OK because it's for a job I've wanted for a long time.
I'm into other fandoms as well, so we can talk about these as well:
The Handmaid's Tale -- I'm crazyyyyyy about this one
Did I say that I'm a software engineer?
I love singing. One of my hobbies is to sing and record those songs. I'm not a terrible singer, I promise.. 😉
Also, I'm a Gryffie!! A special shout out to any fellow Gryffindors reading this post 🤗
I love writing character sketches and about magical objects. Actually, I'm planning on writing a magical object series soon!!
Did you read through all of this? Thanks a lot! Please drop me a note below!
Hopefully I'll be able to have a longer journey here this time!! 😁😁