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.