Hello stranger. My name is Tony.

I have no idea how to write a bio. If you key in the words “how to write a bio” into your favorite search engine, then you inevitably will stumble upon the same advice I did that seems utterly useless and borderline insane. These so-called experts in professionalism will tell you to write it in third person (as if you don’t already know who’s writing it in the first place). They will suggest you list your past accomplishments and experiences (I don’t really have any meaningful ones in either of those categories, although I did finish in 2nd place at the 6th grade spelling bee). They might even propose that you briefly mention your interests and goals (I don’t really believe in goals, and my interests change more frequently than the weather).

And so with all of that in mind, maybe I could tell you where I went to college and what year I graduated and what my major was and what jobs I’ve had in the past. But unless you are a corporate recruiter, you probably do not care about any of that nonsense. And quite frankly, I don’t care either.

Somewhere along the line, I lost interest in building an impressive resume. The endless pursuit of trivial achievements and fluffed-up job titles has left me with a bitter taste in my mouth.

At this point, my only two “goals” for the future are freedom and identity. The freedom to pursue whatever interest has caught my eye on that particular day, and the comfort in knowing that I will not stray from my true self in doing so. As of this very moment, I do not know what freedom and identity look like for me. Perhaps I will look back one day and realize I had both from the very beginning. Part of this expedition of self-discovery is documenting my thoughts, feelings, and ideas with the written word.

And so if you too are interested in freedom and identity, I encourage you, my dear reader, to embark on this journey with me. I cannot promise you that my interests will stay the same. I cannot promise you that my life situation will stay the same. And I certainly cannot promise success for both you and I. But what I can promise, is that I will continue to march forward, to march onward, no matter what the circumstances may be.

I am delighted that you have wandered into my corner of the internet, and I truly do wish that you enjoy my contributions, however you might interpret them.