Consider this my official retraction.

February 15, 2011

Recently I found out the true power of words. I've written about the power that words have, but I've only ever thought of them in a positive light, nothing ever negative. In my own little world, I always assumed words to be this magical expression of the human spirit and the human heart, I never thought what I wrote would offend, hurt and anger people. Well, I learned that people actually read what I write, and people actually take to heart what I write. I started this blog for myself, and I guess over the last three years people have found it interesting, funny, something they could relate to, something to make fun of, whatever, people read it. Apparently something I wrote in a self-induced vent session actually hurt peoples feelings/made them mad at me. I used the amazing power of words in a negative way and that was never my intention. Maybe I should consider it flattering that people read my blog, but at the same time it makes me nervous, because for me this blog has been a place I can confide in. This has been my place to say whatever is on my mind, in the heat of the moment, in the sad-beaten down times, in the happy times, in whatever I'm feeling I was always comfortable here. But now since I have "readers" or probably "haters" I should give a disclaimer. What I write, while it might be my feelings at the time, are not always my heart. Sometimes I had a rough day, an encounter that upset me, maybe not the best grades or even something great, and I come home and blog about it. It might seem crazy to others, but it's what this forum is to me, so if you don't like what you read, don't read it. I'll try my best to keep it funny, sappy, feisty, and honest but also respectful at the same time.
So, if I hurt anyone with any post, any time, I truely am sorry. My intention was never to hurt people or to anger people. While I'll continue to be honest and open here, I will work to be considerate also. I hope you know my heart. I won't delete what I wrote, but I will take back the anger that was in those words when I wrote them. I never meant to offend. So, please consider this my official retraction. How about a compromise?  Go get 'em, go-getters. Rock those clerkships and this summer I'll be waiting for you at the pool with a drink when you get off work. But don't count me out...I'll see you at the office next summer. 
"All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence you know." 
 -Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast." 

1 comment

  1. For as long as you're true to yourself and that you know in your heart you never meant to offend anyone, people will understand you. :)


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