In 2015, I decided to start a blog on Medium. Since then, I've tried my best to continuously publish new articles and revisit old ones I've written to see how I've evolved over the years.
My first blog post.
When I was younger, I would fill dozens of black zebra-striped 100-page composition books with journal entries. Most of the journal entries were directed at things I did each day, but some were focused on deeper reflections and thoughts. With the rising advent of digital technology, I can now choose to publish my thoughts online, and share them with people across the world.
I have several reasons for starting a blog.
Transparency: I communicate my thoughts much better in writing than through speech, and I want to let others see the world through my eyes and gain an understanding of why I choose to do things the way I choose to. By reading what I write, my readers will discover my morals, ethics, and aspirations.
Communication: I want to showcase my abilities, motivations, and aspirations to employers in a very personal way so that I am viewed as more than just a piece of paper filled with skills and qualifications. I strongly believe that each individual can’t be summarized, or even judged based off a resume, and a blog is the perfect way to humanize something that has been completely depersonified.
Preservation: I want to immortalize myself after my death. I passionately want to create something of value to give back to the world when I die. But in a world where we have little to present to society after we pass on, I find solace in knowing my writing and thoughts will be preserved online, even if for a short period of time. In a way, it’s my way of leaving a part of myself behind to those I care about and those who care about me.
In each one of my blog posts, I promise to be 100% transparent in my thoughts and words. Everything I say will be an exact reflection of what I inherently believe, because there is no reason for me to lie.
I genuinely hope my friends, family, and anyone who discovers this website will find something valuable, because I want my ideas and thoughts to be heard. I not only want people to read, but to think and to hopefully act.
I am Derek Mei.