I've decided to go public. I am tired of the hassle and wish certain friends and loved ones to be able to check in on my family who aren't able to when my blog was private. I also look forward to meeting new friends. I am still nervous about identity's getting out so I will refer to nicknames instead of real names. I would ask that you do so as well when commenting. Unless you can't remember or don't want your comment to be published. Then feel free to use real names, as I will be moderating comments. I'm excited to move into this new phase of blogging.