This year I am committed to being more honest and open. Since my divorce and work promotions, I’ve found myself really closed off to many things emotionally. It’s a dangerous world out there to just go around openly sharing yourself with others. And I’m not sure that’s what I’m going to do, but I want to nurture and deepen the relationships that I do have, without fearing that it will come back to hurt me in some way. I also want to let go of the people who I don’t want to share myself and my time with, and be free of their influence, which was my major motivation for leaving facebook. I realize I could organize people into “circles,” but I think the natural ones are more real, and I want to delve deeper into my human relationships than facebook will allow me to go. I also want to dig deeper into myself, and doing that in a public forum particularly scares me. However, one of my lifelong dreams is to write, and I find the best writing to be personal. I’m going to have to put myself out there. Wish me luck.