Hi guys, I'm Indigo. I'm 26 years old, female. I'm from England. I live in York but originally come from Liverpool, you know, where the Beatles come from
I work as a support worker. Two and a half years supporting homeless people and not long since I started a new job where I support people with learning and physical disabilities. I love the work I do. I swear that if everyone knew how awesome people-work was they'd never do another job.
Um...I feel kind of silly. Because I only found out that Burning Man existed a few weeks ago. Since then I've been all over the website, FB page, Tumblr tag, Flickr streams, etc etc...and honestly I just made a snap decision that this is something I need to try and attend. I'm generally fairly sensible but this felt different. This felt instantly like...recognition. Like something I NEED to do. And I just never knew I needed it till now.
It's actually kind of funny because I've never been to "a festival" in my life. I always said I would never go because I'm quite partial to daily showers and a clean toilet. I have VERY limited camping experience and I've never been to an environment this harsh before. Oh, and obviously, the logistics of getting out there are pretty overwhelming if I allowed myself to think about it in those terms - which I'm trying NOT to do (I'm telling myself: "You just get on the coach and then you just get on the plane. You get off the plane, you buy some stuff. You hopefully find some people who will be friendly and give you a ride. It will all be fine.") these all feel like things I can deal with. And I know that based on everything I've just said I sound like a complete idiot ("Sparklepony" I believe they are called) but I KNOW I lack experience and I'm going to do my best to find out as much as I can before I go. I understand that the desert is a formidable place and I know I need to keep an eye to my health and wellbeing.
I'm not sure who I'm bringing with me yet, if anyone. My B/F is all indecisive about whether he wants to come. I registered for two tickets because three of my friends have also expressed an interest in coming. One of my friends I think would really benefit from the experience...but that's another story.
I've just realised how long this is getting. Ahem. I'm just really pleased to be here and in the ticket lottery.