I’m still not sure if I know the purpose of this blog. It was somewhat started because I’d run across stuff I found interesting and wanted to share with others. But, I didn’t want to become “that friend” who spammed your email inboxes. So, I created a place people could come to instead of me coming to them. I still blog for that reason, but it’s also become a hobby and sometimes therapy.
I get a kick out of people questioning what I choose to post or not post, especially about my private life. It’s my goal to be transparent, because I think that’s how we grow, we learn from others. There are many times I felt I was alone, and it’s a goal of mine to relate to others who feel out of place. We’re in it together. If I only posted the PC version of my thoughts or what people expected a loftier version of me would post, then that would be insincere and would show no room for growth. I may make mistakes posting some stuff I probably shouldn’t, but that’s because this whole thing is “a process”.
There’s one email I don’t give out but to the closest of allies, but somehow the University of Michigan still thinks I’m an alumnus and keeps requesting money from me. Giving Blueday is March 15. I’m guessing a “Daniel Geeding” accidentally gave them my email address since that’s who it’s addressed to. In the meantime, I think I should look for ways this can benefit me.