Welcome to my new newsletter, a format I have avoided for years. I didn’t think my thoughts and words were worth the obnoxious push into people’s inboxes, and I didn’t want to deal with the pressure of promising regular issues.
What changed? Well, I plan on using social media less in the next year, so I’m laying the foundation for a new way to stay in touch with people. I’m also curious about what would happen to the landscape of my friendships in this new format. I feel the most honest, the most myself when writing and creating — something most of my friends don’t get to see.
This is intended to be a playground of random thoughts: some worthy of reading, some not, but all wholly mine. A public journal that hopefully feels more true to myself than any awkward spoken conversation or engagement-chasing Tweet. I hope this doesn’t devolve into performance.
Below is a little journal entry that I worked into a more legible essay. I’m not exactly happy with it, but I have to pause working on it for now. If you read it, I’m curious to hear what you think. What resonated, what didn’t, suggestions for what could be better. Thanks for spending time with me.