My first blog post was written when I was 22 years old. It was 2003, and no one I knew was blogging, but it was appealing and I liked the opportunity the internet afforded me in hopefully connecting with people I loved who lived far away. MySpace existed, but I was new to the platform, and while Facebook was in its early stages, I did not have access because I no longer had a college email address.
I am so happy to say that the blogs - and I went on to have a few different ones - that I've written in the past remain in the past. In fact, those very first thoughts I posted for the world to see are no longer accessible because I posted them on GeoCities. Yes. Let that sink in. My blogging is that old.
It has been years since I've put any of my writing online for others to see. I'm not afraid of it, but like everything else in my life, I want to do it well. I want it to be not only worth my time, but worth the reader's time. I hope if you join me in this space that you leave feeling uplifted and understood.
If you've kept tabs on me recently you might think I've undergone a bit of a transformation over the last year. In some ways I have, but the past year hasn't so much changed me as much as it's allowed me to be more of myself. Some of the decisions I've made have confused others who know me well, and I get that. I don't feel the need to defend myself and I don't owe anyone any explanations, but I do hope that in sharing some of my story moving forward I am able to clarify a few things and encourage others who may need to make similar changes in their lives.
I'll post more soon and go into further detail, but until then, thanks for stopping by. Say hello, and feel free to shoot me an email if you ever have questions. Let's be friends.