what would you title your first blog post?

I decided to start a blog. Somewhat for "documentation" reasons, and somewhat in an attempt to open myself up more to the outside world. Generally, I'd consider myself a pretty extroverted person when I'm out and about in the world, but I live a very private life, keeping my business to myself and a "very small" circle of people usually (I'm aware that sounds corny). I think that's for several reasons, one being some irrational paranoia about the government reading my tweets and tracking what I'm up to, as well as internet detectives trying to piece together a persona of me through my online presence (wether that's to advertise to me or expose me on the TL). Not to mention a general insecurity of what people might think about me and what I have to say. But, I'm trying to get over those fears and be more willing to share myself and my life, because I figure if I stay comfortable staying hidden, I'm hindering my growth not only as an artist, but a person. Hence, my new blog.

This will probably take the form of information and updates on my art and other endeavors, a repository for some thoughts that I can't get across tweet style, as well as a representation into who I am as a person.

Anyways, this isn't the only new beginning I'm going through right now. Some friends and I are starting a Film Production Company and are in the pre production phase of a short right now, which I'm super stoked about. School is also about to let out, which means I'm going to be able to devote a lot more time to that, as well as my art. Speaking of, I've been reading a couple books about selling art and learning a lot, and I'm going to begin really applying those lessons once the summer begins as well. This is kind of how the blog will serve that "documentation" purpose, being a record of my progression as a creator (and hopefully, as a human too).

I feel like that's a good place to end things for now.

I think I'll make it a thing to give a recommendation to finish these off (movie, book, music, etc.), as I'm a firm believer that if we are to be media consumers, we're only as good as the media we consume.

If you are looking to understand your place in the natural world, read ISHMAEL by Daniel Quinn.