Pardon me while this post becomes unbearably meta.
Introductions are one of the hardest parts for me to write in just about anything. Just now, I’ve rewritten that sentence at least three times, in the attempt to find the right level of bold statement vs. actual truthfulness, swerving away from hyperbole at the same time, and crashing into a wall of awfulness. Introductions are difficult in nearly every sense of the word “introduction”, whether it be in writing, to a waiting audience, or a complete stranger. For instance, while, in the eyes of some of my closest friends I’m excellent at socialising, the further out along the radius of my circle you go, the less common that thought will be. Because I’m also quite shy and nervous about talking to new people or people I don’t know too well. Usually once the simple introduction is done with however, it gets better from there. Anyway, I digress. Continue reading