Apparently my identity is a little transparent to anyone who reads this and meets me in real life. Seriously? Like there aren't tons of single female attorneys in Columbus who love the Clippers, just went to an ABA conference, and have some of the same other characteristics I do? There's must be tons. Or three or four.
It's funny. I write everything always keeping in mind that it could be read, particularly by my employer, by the person it is about, or by family or friends. Trust me, I censor. But every time someone "outs" me, it knocks the wind out of me for a moment and I feel so vulnerable, and a little bit paranoid. Have they read through the archives? Of both sites? Are they judging me for thoughts I had years ago? Or things I did a few months ago? Do they realize that they are only getting a fraction of the truth, for many reasons? Do they think they know me because of what they've read? Do they know me because of it? And if they know about this site, who else knows? It is a whirlwind of thoughts that temporarily paralyzes me. But then I quickly remember that I make absolutely no effort to disguise who I am, and I consciously write and link to many things that I know make me easily identifiable. It is a choice I've made that I am reasonably comfortable with, so long as my name is not linked to this site. So I just have to laugh at the fact that, again, I have probably embarrassed myself, and that is just something I'll have to live with. And sometimes it can be fun to write things knowing exactly who is reading.
But maybe, since I never know for sure who's out there reading, I'll leave out the story of my continuing efforts in support of international relations.