I decided to post my profile as a blog entry. As this thing takes shape (in the 48 to 72 or so hours and counting that it’s been in existence, anyway), I’ve realized that it’s really a way–as with most writers–of getting to know myself a little better…in public (that is, if anyone decides to read). :o).
So here’s my original profile that explains a bit more about who I am and where this could be headed….thanks for stopping by, and let me know what you think.
Talking about myself is probably my least favorite part about this kind of stuff because I’m a little bit “all over the place.”
I call the blog “Aspiring Optimist” because I am driven to look on the proverbial bright side, but don’t always succeed. Like anyone else, there are things that put a knot in my chest, that wake me up at night like an internal chorus of crickets. But I also believe that if you keep living and trying and working and planning, things have a way of getting better.
I love to write, mostly for myself to maintain some semblance of worldly sanity and to work out the kinks. Unless some other people I know who also write, I may occasionally indulge a bad idea or two or three in the privacy of pen and paper so that I can get it out of my head and move on. But I also manage to produce poetry and some short fiction of varying levels of quality.
I gravitate toward the esoteric, unusual, nature-ish, ancient history and generally cosmic side of things. I like to know a little about everything, but could do much better about knowing a lot about a few things…I probably would be a lot wealthier if I did.
I love God, my family, and the ideas of freedom, equality, and peace.
And I guess I don’t hate talking about myself nearly as much as I thought I did.