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Drafted: Could Be Anyone

drafted May 20th, 2008.

Awhile back, I went for supper with a friend of mine, and over Thai food, we talked about life and creativity. It was good to hear what they are up to, and how they're taking steps away from a "dead-end entry level job" (forgive me if I've overstated my description) towards some opportunities that excite them. These new ventures require more effort and less tangible reward (read: money), but I, at least, feel confident that my friend will not regret these baby steps, and that they will, in the fullness of time, lead to substantial reward, both tangible and intangible.

So why do I tell you this?

Well, we talked about blogging, for one. What the purpose of our blogs are, how to balance the personal with the level of anonymity one seems to expect, and whether or not we should mention friends by name. There's no law against it, of course.


That is all I wrote... re-reading it made me laugh because 
a. I honestly don't know who it was.
b. I am now doing exactly what my friend was (taking steps away from a dead-end entry level job towards exciting but costly opportunities), and reading this was like a little note of encouragement from past-Beth!
c. I still don't know how to balance the personal/private tension of blogging.

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