This is my mission statement for myself and this website.
I started this blog in 2003 for the purpose of communicating my Conservativeism and my daily struggles with my mental illness. Twelve plus years later, that is still my focus.
Unlike other political websites out there, when you visit here you will never have to make your way through popup ads and other windows trying to sell you something or "Sign up for my newsletter!!!1!" like you are blazing a trail through darkest Africa. I have zero intentions of "monetizing" this website. I pay for it out of my own pocket and that is that.
My personal philosophy was pretty much set when I started the active recovery process during the early years of this blog. It was codified into stone after I became a Mason (that's a joke).
I am thankful for what I have, because I have had less.
I take care of myself first, because I am unable to help others if I am in no shape to take care of myself.
I will help those I can, as much as I can who are active in improving themselves. A hand up, not a hand out.
I try to leave every person I encounter better than how I found them. If I encounter a person who is down, I try to leave them with a smile.
I use my story as an example that you can hit rock bottom and make it back. I try to inspire those around me.
I zealously guard my integrity and reputation. At the end of it all the one thing everybody has is their word.