My plan here was to always be anonymous. Not because I don't want people I know to read what I have written, but because I wanted people to read it for what I have written, not because they know me. There are only two people on the planet right now who know my real identity - R.E., who has had a previous shout out, and my brother.
My brother came out to visit me a few months ago, and we were talking about his writing. He has a song on itunes and a few essays on kindle. I respect his opinion, so I asked him if he wouldn't mind hearing some of my blog. I read him a few entries, and he mentioned that one of them should be published.
And so, in a minor way, I will be breaking my anonymity to the wider public. I am editing the post about my grandma and submitting it to Guideposts magazine. If they choose to publish, my cover will be blown. So to speak.
I am pretty sure I am OK with that.