I want to tell you a bit about me, what I have posted so far, and where I will be taking this
My posts are mostly photography, technology, biology, and psychology related. Once I get over my fear of sharing myself, I'm probably going to be posting music I create. I also want to explore mental illness in the future. Photography will always be a part of this. I've been trying to get back into the habit of taking pictures of everything I possibly can. They turn out like something worth a look every once in a while.
I've been struggling with myself for a long time.
This is the best therapy I've ever had. If only I'd utilize it more... I want to, and I'm going to!
Building my programming skills has been on my to do list for... too long. Steemit, and its open and workable ecosystem, have been on my mind. I've had some silly ideas, but they were not worth pursuing, or they were beyond my skill, or both. Usually both. Making a bot that comments "Hi!" to my friends is an appropriate goal!
I also wanted to officially come out (to the Steemit community).
Hi. I'm gay!
Feeling good about one's identity is so, so imperative to living a life one can be proud of, feel a sense of resolution.
Cognitive dissonance concerning sexual identity is no fun. It's societal norms against something known to be true without the words to describe it. We use words to understand the world around us, and I literally had no way to describe these apparently aberrational feelings. Society sucks sometimes. Being in a minority sucks sometimes.
This post has been a stream of consciousness without my intending it to be such. It was fun.
(The stuff after this was at the top of this post, but now it's at the bottom. The stuff I wrote was more important, but this is where it started, so I thought I should keep it.)
I broke the 500 follower mark...
That's a big deal to me.
I know a significant portion of that number is bot related, but I know there are real people in there that saw something I posted or a comment I wrote and decided to follow me. That means a lot to me.