October 21st, 2005


a question...

Ben just started up a new journal -- frenetik. He says the old one reminds him too much of his old cynical self, and he is seriously entertaining the idea of actually using this new LJ! Everyone feel free to friend him, but be forwarned that he's pretty picky about who he will add. And he's crazy about computers, in case you can't guess that from his second entry.

Ben asked me this and it got me thinking -- Why did you start your LJ? And why do you continue it now? Everyone please respond, I'm very curious.

I started my LJ to keep in touch with jedibubbles, and a few months in, I developed a new goal:

I want to learn to be totally transparent. I want to be unashamedly myself: totally honest and open, unafraid of breaking social laws, colorful and alive. I want to be just as open with strangers as I am with those I love most.

Now, that is still part of my goal, but I have an additional part: to connect deeply with others who are willing to be open and honest.