Summer is almost here. I don’t think I’ve been so excited for the summer since I went to sleepaway camp. (Let’s forget all of those expensive, JAPpy, and awkward “summer study” programs between camp and college). Yes, I do enjoy summer chiefly because of the break from academic pursuits and my Birthday. Yes, I do particularly enjoy the warm weather, sitting poolside at friends’ homes, and working for money. This summer is different though. It’s a move toward independence. It’s also going to be an opportunity to grow, explore, and meet various people of various cultures and interests. In other words, I’m living in New York City. (You should know this if you follow me on Twitter)
I sometimes think of myself as a stereotype (don’t we all?) but I can’t identify with “not branching out.” While many of my Jewish friends have tight-knit groups of friends, I enjoy meeting as many amazing people as I can. Don’t get me wrong—I love my core group of Jewish buddies—but befriending people from different circles is fascinating. Maybe that’s part of my motivation for creating @JewBoyProblems.
There will be opportunities to meet my friends and I throughout the summer months. I like the idea of being somewhat mysterious in that you think I can be any Jewish guy. However, I ask for you to respect the privacy of my friends and I after we part ways. I do ask that you don’t spread my identity or post photos. Meeting each other will be an opportunity to discuss interests, bond, laugh, and maybe even share a drink or two offline. I want to re-define relationships in an age of tweets.