Monday, July 16, 2007

About This Blog

I never thought I would start a blog, much less a blog like this. Why write something so public, and for an audience that may not even exist? For anyone reading, I suppose this post is to explain why I decided to start a blog and the meaning behind the title, "The Masks We Wear."

In the last couple months I had somehow come across several blogs that resonated with a part of me. I think the first was Debriefing the Boys and since then have found others (see "Blogs I Can Relate To"). And while I don't think I can relate 100% to any of the bloggers, they have allowed that one part of me to live vicariously through their blogs for these past couple months (you'll see what I mean in later posts, if not already). From reading these other blogs it seemed that blogging was a good way to vent and sort things out, both internally and externally. And I think I need some of that right now.

And now the title. Why "The Masks We Wear"? I have come to believe that throughout life everyone wears dozens, if not hundreds, of different "masks." These masks can either allow us to express ourselves or hide something we don't want others to know, masks that can be potentially liberating or limiting. We wear these masks depending on the situation and the role we take; we wear masks for interacting with siblings, with parents, when in class, or when going out with friends. It's time to share some of the many masks I wear, and take off a few to reveal the face behind them that I haven't yet allowed anyone to see.


Matt said...

Looks like you're off to a great start. Good luck with it. I hope it's as helpful to you as it has been to me.

J.R. said...

Ditto, man.

Look forward to reading more.

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