All of you in the ML community already know me as A.J. I have done some serious soul searching and thought quite a bit about what everyone on here has said. I have been immature and made quite a few mistakes. Too many to count in fact. In the past, I would try to justify or explain why those mistakes were made. Honestly, there really is no justification for my past mistakes and I attribute them to being immature and not thinking things through.
Sometimes rebuilding isn't an option and it is best to start over. I have really poured my heart out in the online IT communities, but many poor decisions have placed me in a negative light among my peers. I think it is best for me to move on past my previous online identity and build a new one based on good decisions moving forward.
I am asking anyone who has a negative opinion of me to at least give me a chance to prove myself and my new decision making moving forward. I know my old online identity will continue to follow me, but I am still young and have a chance to build a new, respected identity. At 22 years old, it's time to grow up and move forward. No excuses and no more looking into the past.