I've been lurking here for a while, reading and resarching How To Burn, and I thought I should introduce myself. I'm trjw (sorry, not very creative in that department). I live in Hamilton, ON (near Toronto). Some of my friends are burners and one of them has been trying to convince me to go for a while. She invited me to go with her and join her camp which supports a big fire art installation. When employed (I am not at the moment) I do electronics and industrial control systems which seems perfect for building propane-based fire art. I've also crewed big festivals and Scout camps, so while I'm sure nothing can prepare me for Burning Man I'm confident I can figure it out.
Deciding to go, reading and planning for my first burn, going to my local Decompression, and watching videos on Youtube has helped me get through some hard stuff in the past few months. (And that was actually the stuff that resulted in me feeling like I could go anyway. So.)
I got a ticket so I'll be coming as long as I can find a job so I can afford it. I'm expecting nothing but open to seeing amazing things. See y'all on the playa!