It may be fair to say that I still don’t know what I want to do when I grow up. When I was a kid, I was always into some sort of artistic activity. Drawing, painting, clay…you name it. I also enjoyed writing short stories. At some point, I thought, “Hey, I want to be an architect.” I went off to college ready to design. Unfortunately, I got a little tripped up with calculus and physics — along with, how shall I say this, social activities. I turned my academic attention to literature, and eventually law. Since graduating for college and law school, I have spent the majority of my career in the political and government relations arena, with a short stint working on non-branded marketing in New York.
Perhaps I fall into the box of one that doesn’t feel a career defines him. I suspect the reason for saying that is because I have not, in earnest, pursued the very things that make me tick. One of them is writing. It is as if my life has come full circle, and here I am with a blog [occasionally] writing short stories. Photography was something that I was certain was my one true passion, but my interest has waned. I am continually in pursuit of the thing, or things, that I would happily spend my days and nights doing. Please bear with me as I sort that out.
So, there you have it. My ambitions boiled down to two short paragraphs.
As for this blog, I hope that you enjoy the things that I post. I try to share and reveal things that interest, move, alarm, concern, and inspire me. I am committed to putting in more time to posting my thoughts and content. I’d appreciate your feedback on the things that I post in the comment section.
why is the site called “my name is not matt?”
Allow me to take a moment to explain the title of this site and blog.
As far back as I can remember, there has not been a time when I’ve had a positive reaction to being called Matt. I typically try to nip the “Matt thing” in the bud right away; hoping that addressing it early will dissuade people from thinking that as they get to know me better, I somehow morph into Matt. No…not so much. As a matter of fact, being really familiar with me means you know how much I hate being called Matt. Accordingly, I always refer to people by their full name unless I am instructed otherwise.
I won’t belabor this issue. I started this blog a couple years ago as a cathartic exercise. One of the first things I wanted to get past was being apologetic for wanting to called me by my full name. I ran with that idea for the title and bought the domain. I would much rather channel my energy toward further developing my writing and photography. Please hang with me, and let’s see where this goes.