When I created this blog over a year ago I wanted to create a public manifesto. I wanted figure out where I stand on all the major issues and then share my conclusions with the world.
Part of what prevented me from ever writing was the rigidity of my vision. I was trying to force an ideological hardness upon myself that I never really wanted; I just felt like it was time for me to have it all figured out (at 19! ha!). I felt inadequate for my uncertainty, and ill-equipped for the competitive conversations where I kept finding myself. I’m not interested in writing a manifesto anymore. At this point in my life “exploration” would be a much more useful and appealing task for me than “declaration.”
Today, I see this blog as a representation and reminder of an intention. This blog is a symbol of my desire to think critically about my own beliefs and also take the risk of sharing them with the world.
I’ll have to think about whether a blog is really the best medium for pursuing those intentions.