When I first told my parents about this blog, to be perfectly honest, they were less than thrilled. I think any parent, when they hear their child is starting a website with the word, “naked” in it, probably has some reservations. My parents naturally felt the same way. I remember my mom and dad warning me that this blog would come back to bite me in the ass when applying for future jobs or in my current work situation. They said I could potentially ruin not only my career, but also Grey’s and that it just wasn’t worth the risk.
Then, there was their fear that I would be stalked by crazy Internet junkies. They believed that by me letting the entire world into my life (and my family’s lives), I would be opening myself up to crazy people. I agree with this now — as I did then — however, I figure at this point, EVERYONE is on the Internet. If you’re gonna be stalked, you’re gonna be stalked. And quite frankly, there are way more enticing people to stalk than ME, so I took my chances.
Of course, after their initial pleas that I publish the blog under a pseudonym or bag it altogether, they were my biggest fans. They gave me ideas for my notes, offered constructive criticism, and watched all of our promotional TV appearances dozens of times. But I am genuinely grateful to them for their initial reservations, I’m sure that’s partially why I actually decided to go ahead and see this blog to fruition!
So thanks, Mom and Dad, for your well-intentioned, but also totally ignored, advice. I do appreciate your delayed support for this endeavor!