For the longest time I've felt like I can't really be open on this blog. In fact, I've felt like I can't be open on any public medium. I get very anxious when thinking about sharing what I actually feel and believe because I've known so many bitter, negative people.
To be clear, I don't write these things to isolate my experience as particularly difficult or particularly worthy of attention, I'm just being open. And it feels pretty good.
What's interesting is that my beliefs and feelings aren't rare (I don't think the Earth is flat, I don't think the moon is made of cheese, etc.) but, because of the insane level of judgement I've had to ward off, I think very carefully before I share things.
It's been clear to me for a very long time that I'd reach this impasse. I want to be able to have interesting, gut wrenching conversations with you all but I'm terrified of all the hyper judgmental, close minded, assholes waiting to pounce. I'm the product of eastern culture in western society which means I get shit on a lot by both sides.
But, that's okay, I just need a really good umbrella.
Also, I have this sneaking suspicion that Bob Ross controls everything we see in the sky. We get the most beautiful sunsets here. It looks like fluffy cotton candy, doesn't it?