Notice of disappointment: No, this isn’t a post where I put up my picture or rant about something.
Lately I’ve been saddled with this thought that this blog is the largest repository of my thoughts, with more words than any of combined fiction manuscripts. This is even after deleting most of my posts from 2014-16. If something ever happened to me, here is where most of my mind would exist.
I don’t want people to get the impression that I’m the sum of a bunch of rants, bad fiction, and frustrations. I am not a person who is the sum of depression and anxiety. The things that disappoint me are not what makes me who I am.
Although I always get out of sorts when I admit things about myself, I am different than all of this. I am a trained legal mind who was good enough to pass the Florida Bar Exam. I went to all of that effort because deep down I love the law, and I love what it can do for people. It can do so much more than it does right now, and sadly so many people are denied the perspective that I have of it. If I could have one wish granted, it would be to get the chance to practice in appellate work.
I also like learning things. Whether it’s stuff about math or how they cooked desserts in the 1700’s, to new space exploration projects and new discoveries here on Earth, I am a glutton for new ideas. Ideas are not inherently good or bad, but they can be problematic when applied. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, so the saying goes, and on occasion I’ll learn something that sticks.
Recently I haven’t been as active as I used to. I get disappointed when I miss important stuff, like wishing Canadians a Happy Canada Day or my fellow Americans a Happy Independence Day. Normally I like taking opportunities to wish people well. I don’t think there’s enough of that at times, or at least it isn’t always noticeable.
This is just a small, vague part of who I am. While I don’t always share it, I exist outside of the Internet. I can’t share some of it because of other considerations, but I’m getting to the point where I don’t want that to limit me anymore.
3 thoughts on “What Person Am I?”
I’ll take the “Happy Canada Day!” and hope you had a fun Independence Day, SB. Also remember, you have a keen sense of wit, which comes across in your writing. Any person with a sense of humour shouldn’t be limited in any way! So to hell with limitations, I say! 🙂
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And I was here hoping finally we get to see the person behind the blog.
Hope you had a good holiday.
What are your thoughts on independence day celebrations? Do they mean anything anymore?
From my experience this side of the ocean, our independence seemed only to have changed who the abuser was. Somethings have changed, I will not deny that, but in a way, the independence died prematurely.
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Independence Day here in the States is still a fairly meaningful holiday. Mostly it’s an excuse to grill food, shoot fireworks, and enjoy time with friends and family. Those last three criteria are important for any holiday, and can be universal in application.
With regards to your nation’s independence, celebration can also focus on what you can build a country towards rather than what happened in the past. That’s kind of the outlook that a lot of Americans have.
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