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Carol Laban

"To gain confidence in myself."

Doncaster, United Kingdom
female
single, 1 child
Joined Jul 3, 2010
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Groups Amnesty International, Christian Pentecostal Singles, Highly Sensitive People, PETA - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Radical Unschooling, The Prayer Group, YOU CAN'T AFFORD THE LUXURY OF NEGATIVE THINKING ~2012EDITION~~
Hometown Doncaster, South Yorkshire 
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Birthday May 26  
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About Me I'm a single mum raising a 10yr old boy. Both my son and myself are Aspergers people. I'm shy & awkward & frankly don't really have any friends or people to spend time with because I'm awkward with people, places & situations I don't know. I've been through an abusive marriage & the death of my fiance 4yrs ago & I don't expect to ever meet anyone who would love or cope with me & my son again but it would be nice not to be quite so lonely all the time.

I think the world we live in now is mostly a scary place full of scary people & part of me would love to live in a cross between Miss Marple's village & a 1950's American suburb, as I love being a home maker but it seems it's not okay to like that any more. I thought my mum's generation fought for women's lib so I could have choices but it's all gone the other way & now I get frowned upon for wanting to be a full time mum.
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Pets 2 Cats  
Activist Aspirations Casual
Political Leaning Moderate
Religions Christian - non denominational  
Eating Habits Coffee - Now!, No pork!, Aspiring healthy eater  
Wild Fact About Me I was veggie for a decade.
My Philosophy Wake up & see each day as though it is a friend not an enemy; friend or foe, which would you rather spend the next 16hours with?
What Gives Me Hope My son.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by I think local councils (certainly in the UK) tend towards a lot of OTT fines for very minor infractions e.g. parents being fined for littering having failed to spot their infant drop a single chip in the street.

I would amend these petty rules and initiate rewards for people who do make an effort. e.g. gift vouchers for people who do actually recycle. I'm not talking massive value here, just an acknowledgement. That kind of thing, anyway.
What/who changed my life and why The 2 people/things which have had the most impact on my life are my son & my late fiance. Before either of those guys came into my life I didn't think unconditional love was a real thing.
What Bugs Me Seriously? Intolerance  
Passions roses. I see God when I look at a rose., My son!, books  
Inspirations Paulo Coelho's books, Cats, Bees!, the sound of the ocean, beautiful stories, Kindness in the face of hate, listening to gentle rain, My Son !  
What Scares Me Clowns, moral direction of our society, War - Cruelty - Greed - Indifference, Religious Extremism, my son being hurt, Losing the ones I love, Horror films, being alone, Criminals that are young and violent  
  Favorites
Role Models My son!, Miss Marple, Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, Terry Pratchett, Clarrisa Pinkola Estes, Nelson Mandela, Jesus Christ  
Quotation We all die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will. - Chuck Palahniuk
Interests Holistic Health, Reading, crafts, history, psychology, philosophy, Mythology / Folklore, movies  
Books so many!!!, Almost anything worth reading, unusual or very old cookbooks, psychology, Mysteries, fantasy  
Music Depends on my mood!, all kinds  
Movies depends on my mood  
TV Shows I don't watch much TV but, NO SOAPS!, some documentaries, Criminal Minds, Some sit coms, Top Gear (BBC)  
Favorite Foods once again it depends on mood  
Favorite Places I love to be near the ocean, haven't been out to see the world, home  
Can't Live Without chocolate, faith, hope, laughter, coffee, art, books, cats, my son  
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