I am slowly getting better. I try to play people with higher ratings than I am currently, pushing myself to improve because I definitely could use it.
My only valuable possession is a chess set given to me when I was a kid by my grandfather. He purchased the set when he was 12 in 1930, two pawns are missing but the original wooden box is intact. He taught me how to play chess.
I have been away for a long time (almost a decade) but am reawakening my love of the game and treating with the proper respect this time. I hope to slowly improve over the coming months and years.
I'm always up for a game.