Who out there does not have some kind of drama in their life? If you think you do not then count yourself lucky, because you are one of the few. Even if we do not like admitting it to ourselves, we all have problems, whether with school, relationships, family, friends, coworkers, or just life itself. Luckily, we are not alone. That being said not everyone wants to talk about his or her issues in public and that’s where I come in. Send me an anonymous e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and your problem or comment may end up in The Bolt with an answer to your problem. You can use whatever made up e-mail you would like, but for my sanity please make your subject line “Dear Life ‘n Stuff”.
Now you’re probably wondering who I am, like many did last year, and why I remain anonymous. The answer is simple: I want to give advice, but not all the time. I have been through that part of my life where everyone and their pets were coming to me with their issues and that’s something I don’t want to handle in an uncontrolled environment. “But how do we hold you accountable!?” the masses cry out, and to that I say: “See my boss.” Story Editor is the one that looks over my articles for appropriateness and content. Our Editor In Chief is the one who decides whether or not I have a job so I do what I can to not make him angry. If you have an issue with something I’ve written I do want to know and the best way to get to me is to go through her, or him!
The next question I know I will have to answer is: “What makes you qualified to give advice?” and here is where I have to say, “I do not really. I am just here for those times when you would like advice from a peer but are too shy/afraid/etc. to ask your friends or peers in person.” For the more serious issues Concordia has an excellent support staff that is willing to go to the moon and back for you guys.
I hope to hear from you soon fellow Concordians and as a last little note - anything you send me can be reprinted in The Bolt, except names and e-mail addresses. I hope to hear from you soon.