I’m Serious Now

Hello, friends, readers, and business associates.

I’d first like to thank you all for being here. If there’s one thing we know about the internet, it’s that no one’s obligated to read anything they don’t want to unless it’s an article about what it means to be an introvert, and so someone’s click is always a gift of their time.

As some of you may be aware, I’m a person who’s been known to joke online. You could even go as far as saying my entire internet persona is built on things being “a joke” and that I’m incapable of an earnest sentiment lest I completely unravel. How fun. What dedication.

Picking this up at its base would reveal a network of roots. They’d have created their own maze. At their center, a whole lifetime deflected.

What an exhausting existence, you might be thinking, to have the human experience in its infinity capacity for emotion be pumped through the barrel of a slide whistle. And you’d be right. I’m tired.

Which is why in what I think will be a great second act redirect, I’m a serious person now.

From now on, what you can expect from me is the proper allocation of meaningful emotion (regret and sorrow) and matter-of-fact breakdowns of the world’s ills. No longer will humor be used as a baseline for communication. Life is short, and so we should approach it with the gravity it’s owed.

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Los Angeles based writer. Let's keep it clean out there!

Erin has written 208 articles for us.

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