I joke around a lot and try to have fun when you guys say nice things, but I want you to know that messages like this genuinely mean the world to me. I enjoy sharing what I know and debating things and working out ideas with you. Writing about history and the Presidents isn’t just a hobby for me anymore. It’s what I do. It is my life. To know that what I have chosen to do connects in some way with people that I don’t even know makes it all worth it. To hear that I help someone in some way or to realize that I break something down in a way that allows someone to understand it better truly makes me want to work even harder to continue doing it.
So, seriously, when I see messages like this, I want to just frame them and keep them forever because they really mean everything to me, they give me a purpose, and they remind me how fortunate I am to be able to share something that I love with people who share my passion.