why giraffe goggles?

Does the name seem a little odd?  You’ll probably encounter that a lot on this website.  I’m a little odd.  I’m also fighting my way out of my 3rd worst bout of depression.  To say I’m not real confident at the moment would be a huge understatement.  I’m also not real happy with how I look.  I’ve struggled with that one most my life, but I’ve got some interesting “scars” at the moment that leave me feeling fairly discouraged.

A year ago I started Twittering.  Twitter wants a picture.  I don’t do pictures.  Even without my current “scars,” I don’t really photograph well.  I’m just not one of those people.  So, a selfie was out.  But there’s this baby giraffe picture that just makes my heart glow.  So cute.  So happy.  So carefree.  It was perfect.

Now, a year later, I’ve made a lot of friends on Twitter.  It’s been really great for helping me feel less isolated.  When I was trying to decide what the goal of this website was, I realized I wanted to simply share my observations and experiences.  Like looking down from a great height.  Like a giraffe does.  And the “goggles” were just a play on the idea of rose-colored glasses or using binoculars to observe wildlife.

So, here we are.  Giraffe Goggles.  A record of my observations and experiences as I explore what’s next in my life.