Hi. I'm Skreyola. I'm a very private person, and I value my privacy. But I love meeting new people, so try to ignore my reticence. I'm a nice person, when you get to know me. I won't reveal my age, because I've found that many people in this world will discount wisdom if they don't think a person is old enough to have it. Therefore, I speak without giving that information. People should weigh my words by their merit, not by mine. I'm six feet tall, skinny, and pale. I have brown hair, hazel eyes, and glasses. Now, on to more profound things: I'm a servant of the God of Truth, Love, and Life. I am a servant of Christ Jesus, who is my life. I was a terrible person before Jesus picked me up out of the slime, and I will not give up my relationship with Him for anyone or anything. I'm single. I'm not happy single. I don't have any interest in being happily single. I want a wife, and that is not up for debate. At the same time, I'm not the kind of person who whines all day about being single. I don't whine, actually. And I only talk about it now and then. I'm a male, but I'm not a typical male. I used to say that I'm not a man, because that term has taken on such a negative connotation these days. Now, I say that you must not expect me to act like any man you've ever met. I am what I am, and I don't like when people assume I'll do something, especially something bad, without any evidence in that direction from me. I'm an author. I write novels, poems, essays, and anything else I happen to fancy. I am very passionate about my beliefs and very vocal about my thoughts. I try to be tactful, but I say what I think needs saying. Things I like include ballroom dancing, eating, and long walks. Things I hate include meanness, dishonesty, and rudeness. My pet peeves include drivers who tailgate me, people who won't explain why they're upset with me, and chain stupidity.
As firm, tenacious, and bold as I am, I try to be a friend to everyone who knows me. I want to make new friends, so if you want a friend, here I am (I like making old friends, too).
I love getting comments on my entries, even if it's just a word or two to let me know people have read it, and what they thought of it. Comments don't have to be profound or even insightful. Whatever is on the minds of those who read my journal, left in a comment, is a great encouragement to me.
I won't get upset if you add me to your friend list, so you can if you please. However, I don't add people to my friend list solely to reciprocate, so please don't be offended if I don't. It doesn't mean I don't like you. I use the friend list mostly as an aggregator of the journals I read. Due to LiveJournal's structure, it also serves as a list of people I trust with the locked entry I make on a very rare basis.
Those who love me will judge my actions, and they will tell me if I am doing something wrong. Judge what you see, and say if there be any fault within me. I only ask that you judge me in truth, not in assumptions. I am not your assumptions.