I’ve needed an outlet to vent my frustrations and write about my feelings on various subjects for a while now. There’s only so much you can say in a 140 character tweet. Every time I manage to condense my opinion to that limit, I feel like I have achieved something.
I’ve had blogs in the past. I ran a LiveJournal back in the early 2000’s, chronicling the adventures of my 12 year old self. I’m sure it was a thrilling read..! I also ran a blog in 2011 which I called my “Dreamscape” – where I was archiving the events of any weird dreams I was having. Eventually I succumbed to the personal pressure I put on myself to write regularly and gave up. I’m not good with pressure – not good at all. Not the kind of pressure where you end up working better because of said pressure – the kind where you set yourself a goal and if you don’t reach that goal then you’re instantly useless. If you know me personally then you’ll know I have always had difficulties with confidence – largely thanks to a life time of being told I wasn’t good enough; eventually you begin to believe what you’re told no matter how much you and various therapists tell you it’s not the case. So yeah, basically I’m not setting myself any goals with this one – it’s going to co-exist alongside my Twitter account (@IAreSam) which has been my venting arena for the past 4 or 5 years or so.
I am quite opinionated and in the past it has bit me in the arse. People frequently tell me to stand up for myself more, to speak out for what I believe in – so I do! I amp myself up and have my say, and somehow always end up being the bad guy. Luckily I’ve been able to cut a lot of the people that made me feel this way out of my life and have been much happier for it. Censorship is something that really gets my goat, as does Theism. Both subjects I am passionately against as I believe they have a negative effect on the world we live in – ESPECIALLY when used in combination. There’s likely going to be a good few posts on these subjects in the future.
Hopefully (if you are still reading!) then I haven’t bored you to death already. I do so hope you get something from my musings – be it the prompt to begin a discussion, the opportunity to re-evaluate each others’ opinions or simply just get a warm fuzzy feeling deep inside. I am a compassionate person and I try my best to get along well with everyone, so please don’t be afraid to say hello!