I'm not new to music, or writing, or art. But I am new to this. To putting it all up in one place, up for sale, up on the online marketplace—where literally anyone in the world could stumble upon it and suddenly know me. Hear my voice. Look at my pictures. Read my writing. See my soul through the holes in my everyday clothes.
I don't think of myself as a shy person. It was a long time ago when I used to hide behind my mom's dress at church (so long ago that all women wore dresses to church). But now I kinda feel that way again. Now that I finally found the courage to hit PUBLISH and set this thing loose.
I don't suppose it'll feel like this for long. I'll get into the rhythm and soon it will seem natural to be tossing words and music and pictures out to a silent, invisible crowd. But until then, please do me a favor and remember the kind words of the great food critic, Anton Ego..."The new needs friends."