About Head Always High

This is my personal blog, designed to help me keep my head always held high. An older coworker once told me that the older I got, the more likely I’d be to simply duck my head and let someone else worry about everything. In fact, I know I do duck my head. This blog is meant to remind me to always hold my head up high, and it’ll contain my stand on just about everything.

In the summer of 2013, I lost track of who I was. I was doing things that I regretted, thinking things that didn’t make any sense to me, and just generally feeling like a stranger in my own body. It was like my life moved on, and I got left behind. It is a terrifying feeling.

The point of this blog is to rediscover who I am and never forget that. It’s a personal record of my life, from the (now ancient, later young) age of 20. I want to track how my life is changing, how I think now, and how I don’t necessarily think the same ten years, five years, two years, one year, or even one day from today.  It’s a journey in self-discovery that will last a lifetime.

I’ll talk about books and articles I’ve read, trends that interest me, social topics that fascinate me, and personal thoughts that I want to write down to think about later. It’ll infuriate people who are used to blogs having a point, to push a certain view or talk about a certain subject, but I don’t care. If you’re reading this blog, think of it more as getting to know a very strange person than to learn about any one thing: if you like me, keep reading. If you don’t (and no hard feelings), walk away, but I won’t change who I am for anyone but myself.

Please feel free to read this blog, and share and relate your own experiences, but I’ll be blunt: I don’t care if you read it. This blog is for me to write, to reread, and to grow from. I could be the only one to read this, and I would consider it a success, so long as I can always hold my head high.

Who am I?

Good question, next question!

In all seriousness, this blog is a journey in self discovery because I can’t answer that question. In the summer of 2013, I suddenly I realized that everything I used to define myself was no longer true, and I had to figure it out again. Honestly, like everyone else, I’m too strange and complex a person to boil down into one paragraph, but if you’re really interested, you’ll find out more than you’d ever want to by reading my Project 14 posts.

I won’t give you my real name through this, though, because I think it’s irrelevant. It’s the person behind the name that gives it meaning and depth, not the name itself.

What are Series and Projects?

This blog will be written in two formats: Series and Projects. Series just have a common theme, whereas Projects have an overarching story and point, and usually a set number of posts. Since this personal diary is still semi-public, my hope is that those reading it can sort through what they do want to read and what they don’t. While I dislike the idea that people can pick and choose my opinions, I can’t force anyone to think my way. Also, the structure helps me be creative; given a creative block, I’ll just pick a series and topic and pound away. Anyways, these are the links to the about page for each project. Please read anything and everything that interests you. I’ll add them as I write them.

Projects

Project 14: Cataloguing where I am at the beginning of this blogging project

Series

Letters to Myself: Writing to myself, past, present and future.

Foxy Insights: Opinions on everything that I, the fox that knows a little of everything, will inflict on you, if you so choose. You’ve been warned!

Written Gems: Pieces of my life, mined, extracted, cut, and polished up.

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