To be honest, I’m as shocked as I am excited. The idea of starting a newsletter about myself was one of the weirder ideas I’ve had, which is saying a lot because I’ve had many. Like, most recently, when I had 500 stickers with my twitter handle designed, printed, and shipped to my office, then sold for $3 a pop (and miraculously made a profit…). Wild ideas like these generally find me in the shower, but I only choose to pursue them when they feel super beneficial for me while being marginally interesting, entertaining, funny, or meaningful to someone else.
Hence, this newsletter. For me, this is an attempt to return to writing every day. I find myself when I write. I’ve kept a journal since I was a child, and by kept a journal, I mean that I’ve literally carried a journal on me at all times, journaling nearly every single day of my life from childhood through college. It’s only slowed down in recent years as writing has actually become a large part of my career, making it less relaxing during free time.
Apparently this might mean something to you as well. I’ve been overwhelmed by the old friends, new friends, coworkers, and complete strangers who have reached out, seemingly as excited about this thing as I am. Maybe something I’ve written or posted in the past has mattered to you. Maybe you see some aspect of my life and the sheer curiosity has you following along. Maybe you’re as obsessed with my niece as I am and are here just to get behind-the-scenes pics — to that one I say, aren’t we all?
Whatever the reason, I’m overjoyed you’re here. Hopefully this weird journey is useful for us both.