Redemption

Miscellaneous

Back in college, I used to blog. A couple months ago, I miraculously recovered my Tumblr account and re-visited my account only to find slews of blog posts that were mainly driven by depression and loneliness. I used to resort to blogging as a means of stress relief and quite honestly, the bulk of these blogs were pretty whiny, immature posts that dealt with temporary feelings caused by some pretty stupid reasons. The main contributor was drama. Like millions of other internet aficionados, I posted my feelings online in a private blog where a handful of people would read them. No real meaning and no real solution. I was slightly more immature then and didn’t really have my life together.

Unfortunately, I’m far away from having it all together and being completely mature but I have improved quite a bit since then. I’ve found much better means to cope with those silly emotions and I’ve managed to find ways of dealing with stress and staying motivated in life. I’ve also come to realize that posting certain topics online that are focused on making people pity you is a waste of time and kind of childish. I mean it’s easier to live a life without those feelings and there’s millions of other things to do with that time, so why bother?

So about this blog. First and foremost, Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for taking the time out of your busy day to stumble across this and see what it’s all about. I know we are all busy so the fact that you are reading this means the world to me. I decided to start off with a redeeming post giving a little background about what all of this is about and what’s to come in future posts. Unlike my past motives, my main focus now is to post my thoughts and opinions about various aspects of life in hopes that the person reading it (you) may somehow benefit or be inspired through the post. Before I get too far into some of these subjects though, I do want to give you all a few heads up about this blog for the sake of both of us. Here’s a list of a few principles and guidelines about this blog. Because lists are fun! Right?

Numero 1: A good chunk of these posts will be driven on the fact that I am a proud Christian. Since my college days, I’ve developed a strong relationship and love for Jesus Christ and God is my rock and foundation. He’s completely changed my life since my darker days and I can’t thank Him enough for the amazing life He’s given me so far. If the whole God thing isn’t for you, that’s perfectly fine. I’ll be open-minded if you agree to be open-minded, and then some. While I may not personally support your ideas or values, I am still more than willing to hear about them. I’m asking the same out of you. I’ll still love you even if you don’t back my lifestyle up. If you don’t like it at all, then it’s okay if you choose not to read this. I just hope that you can pick some sort of wisdom or principle out of it.

Letter B: My mind and thought pattern is a bit jacked up. I’m no where close to normal and I’m far from perfect. In fact, a lot of these posts may not have a specific flow or pattern. My brain races back and forth and a lot of times my thoughts are at random. I’m really sorry if some of this stuff doesn’t makes sense or it tends to bounce back and forth, but that’s just me. Think of putting yourself in my shoes and seeing things through my eyes. I know, it’s a little screwy and it may not work, but I wish you the best of luck!

#3: Anything posted on this blog is subject to being incorrect and completely wrong. I mean this is a blog… I don’t have all the answers, and some of my thoughts or opinions may be wrong, but this is what I think about them.  That’s why they are opinions and not published as theorems or laws. Even though I’d like to think my advice is beneficial, don’t think of it as the gospel. I’m human and I’m pretty good at being wrong at times. I warn the teenagers in my small group about the same thing. Although I might not always have the right answers or advice, this is what I follow and live by and so far it’s done pretty well for me. If you have a different viewpoint, then share it! I’d love to get more insight on the subject at hand and expand my own knowledge. We’re all in this together. I’ll help you if you help me.

Number 4: For the friends and family who know me best, I’m quite wordy. I often send novels when I text and I try to emphasize things. Let me apologize now for the long posts. TL;DR isn’t common for me.

That’s the gist of the new blog. I’ve been wanting to revamp this for quite a while now so I might as well start now.

Again, thanks a million times for reading these and following me. I’ll start posting infinite randomness in the near future. Even if some of these posts don’t help you out in some way, maybe they can give you a few laughs.

Thanks for your time and support.

Love ya!

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