I'm Liz. I am a Canadian military officer, a martial artist, a writer, and a student. Occasionally in more or less that order. Currently my cat and I live in Alberta, as I try to figure out how to do my job and have a life at the same time. Mixed results so far, but my job is awesome, so that's okay.
I have my Shodan rank in Tracy Kenpo, which I also instructed for several years, and I have both taught and competed in kickboxing: I have an amateur record of 1-0 in ISKA. I also study Submission Wrestling, and every now and then I've tried putting them all together and playing with pankration.
I write, sporadically and with wildly varying levels of competency. In general, the trend appears to be one of improvement, but it's a long slow slog for a perfectionist and compulsive editor. All my stories are speculative fiction of one bent or another. Regardless of how little actual writing I do, it is very important to me.
I am politically interested, but I don't really talk about it much since I find the actual practice of politics depressing. I tend to vote NDP or whatever I think will beat the Conservatives, but I understand and respect why many of my friends vote for the Cons. If you're the type to say, "Anyone who votes X is an idiot", or anything along those lines, just leave.
I am religious, but not in a way most people recognise. It's private, and complicated, and I'm usually not interested in discussing it publicly. This, however, brings me to an important point:
This journal welcomes people of differing religions, alternative sexualities and gender presentations/identities, non-conventional lifestyles, fat-positivity, and a whole host of other things it would take too long to enumerate. It also welcomes the more conventional. If you have a problem with that, you are not welcome.
If you want to add me, I appreciate an email (goshawk @ livejournal.com), as a courtesy. In addition, you probably won't be added back if you don't, as I rarely (read: never) check my "friend-of" list.
Writing: victoryindirect: for my painfully slow attempt to write one of my stories in order, from the beginning. Addition by request. goshawk_rambles: for my writing and worldbuilding. Addition by request.
I have a private first post containing my contact information for use in the event of an emergency.