It's been quite a while since I last sat down to write something outside of work.
I'm not sure why I decided to attempt writing again. After all, my writing is rather poor and my track record of sticking with it is all but non-existent.
I suspect my recent stint of Bad Brain Days has something to do with wanting to get things out of my head and into aether. A sort of catharsis.
What is /dev/null?
Unix and Unix-like systems have a device file called
/dev/null that effectively acts as a black hole that silently discards all data written to it.
As for the blog, it's an outlet. Something to help get things out of my head, and hopefully lead to a healthier, and happier, life.
Why the anonymity?
It (probably) wouldn't do me any favors if prospective employers could see the things that go on in my head with a simple Google search. But that's not the only reason.
If I were to write under my own name, I'd probably not be as honest about things that are going on in my life. Or not write at all, as in the past.
I may attach my name to the blog once I've gotten some momentum on the writing process, but starting out, I need the guise of anonymity to remain fully honest.
These are my thoughts and feelings, I've not done any research regarding depression or mental disorders, nor any other topics I end up writing about. I'm also not claiming to be any kind of expert on the subjects. I may have gotten things wrong. In fact, I probably have.