I have a confession. I like to be impressive. Unfortunately it never works out that great. I trip over my own ego on a regular basis and it leaves me flat on my face wondering how in the world I thought of myself so well. My pastor once told me that you can either be impressive or you can be known. In the past I have used twitter and this blog as a place to try to be impressive and to pretend like I know what I’m talking about. This tendency has kept me from engaging in the #mtbos community. I have been a spectator for a little over a year, retweeting and replying occasionally to people who have incredible ideas and depth of experience. MTBoS is endlessly challenging to me. As a result, I stand back and watch in fear of not being impressive enough to take part. But it’s time to get over that. From here on, this blog is not a place to show off myself, it’s a place to be known in all my professional shortcomings and inquires. This will not be a platform for my perfect lessons (mainly because I’ve never known one to exist) or my brilliant ideas (I have many many ideas rather than any that are strikingly brilliant) and I’m jumping in, terrified of what may result.