I’m a 40-something small-town dweller, an outgoing introvert, if that’s possible. I’ve lived like a wimp all my life, trying to be good and proper and not ruffle any feathers. Recently I decided I’d had enough of that, so I started Amber Starts Today with the intention of chronicling my attempts to live a more self-directed life, one more in line with my true desires and gut feelings. What it’s become is a place for me to express myself about whatever gets me rattling the keyboard at any given time. I suppose I’m accomplishing my original mission in that I’m writing about things that interest me, which is something I’ve always wanted to do. If it turns out anybody else enjoys it, well, that’s icing on the cake.