Spencer Tells All

12:01 PM Spence 0 Comments

Spoiler alert: This isn't really a “tell all” as much as it is a “tell most some.”

“Why is Spencer starting a new blog?” you ask.

I started my other blog shortly after I returned home from my mission. In an attempt to continue sending letters home on Mondays, I tried to keep the blog completely uplifting 100 percent of the time. In the last three years, however, I have come to realize that's not real life.

I am a real person with real experiences. I do my best to be a good person, but I make mistakes. Lots of them. Until about six months ago, I was completely ashamed of myself. I always wanted to be anyone but me. This is not an attempt to receive pity, sympathy or advice. I don't need it. This is an attempt for me to understand life as it really is. Emphasis on what's real. Spencer Unscripted will not be a pessimistic run-on, but it will be life as I see it.

The good. The bad. Emotional. Sarcastic. Honest. Spontaneous. Adventurous. Dramatic. Reflective. Sincere. Anxious. Real. Imperfect.

This is life according to Spencer. My opinion. My terms. My experiences.

Don't agree? Don't care.
Don't like it? Don't read it.

I'm done doing the things that make everyone else happy and from now on, I'm doing what makes me happy. I've wasted too much time caring what everyone else thinks of me.

Now, you may be wondering, “So, if you don't care, why are you posting this online?”

Valid question.

  1. I like writing. It helps me process.
  2. I enjoy reading blogs. I like learning about other people and understanding through life experiences.
  3. If what I have to say helps someone learn something about themselves or helps someone else to be happy for even a moment, that's worth it to me.

If there's one thing I've learned this last year, it's that everyone deserves to be happy and no one else decides what that entails. YOU do.

You'll soon learn that I admire Abraham Lincoln. The man had wisdom beyond his time. He said:

“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”

That is not to say that the process is instant. Decide what makes you happy and start doing it. That's what I'm going to do.