|A picture from my Alaska adventure that was the subject of my first posting on this Blog!|
As stated on my homepage, I have blogged because I need to blog. Other than talking with my wife, this place has been where I have processed my thoughts and feelings, where I have shared my interests, where I have been open. It has been therapeutic for me.
I've wondered if I just needed to be true to myself and damn the torpedoes. I feel that I can be true to myself in a safe way by continuing to write, but to write for myself.
I have come to appreciate the fact, and it is a fact whether I like it or not, that because of the psychotherapy work that I do, I do not have the luxury to be so open in written form. The "down" side of being so transparent outweighs the "up" side.
It might be different if my some of my thoughts were more "mainstream," but they have the potential (and in one case have already caused a problem) for someone who has read or in the future to find this blog and use it to support a position against me. Even though that risk is small, there is the risk, and I've decided it is not worth it. I am going to delete from the blog history any postings that might be viewed as being controversial. I will put them in my blog which I have kept exclusively for me, and eventually, my posterity. I definitely want my posterity to know me. That has been one of the main reasons for writing in RED In Transition.
I have used Facebook to direct people to this blog. I will obviously no longer be doing that. I have decided to not write about myself in any way on Facebook and just post what to me are clever or unusual things on there. I just can't afford (figuratively and literally) to be so open about myself.
This does not mean that I will not continue to write in my professional blog REDMFT.blogspot.com. I will write there, and perhaps more than I have been in the recent past. I have a easy-to-read writing style, and I believe I have ideas to share with my therapy clients.
I want anyone who reads this last posting and who has been reading this blog for awhile or who may have commented on it, that I have appreciated that attention. I didn't really write to have large numbers read it; my views numbers have always been modest. I wrote because this shy redhead wanted the world, and especially those who know me, to understand my life. I wanted to perhaps help someone who might be experiencing what I have or something similar to it. I wanted to challenge people in some cases to think about their views.
So thank you. Thank you a lot!