Monday, September 20, 2010

And Now for Something Completely Different

In my quest to organize my life and the few possessions I've whittled myself down to, I'm not only going through pictures/documents/papers/e-mail, I'm also going through my old myspace blog, as well as the 4 years of writing I've written on this laptop since I purchased it- as an aside, four years later it still works like a champ, thanks Dell! There are a lot of things I'd like to put up on this blog, so every once in a while I think I'm going to post things I've written in the past, that no one but me- or the recipient of my wordy e-mail that day, haha- has seen.

A good example is the e-mail I posted a few days ago, the one I had written to a friend over a summer break in college. I'm also trying to finish up a few writing projects I've had on the back burner for a while, as well as start writing in a more disciplined way. It helps that one of my internships is all about researching and writing, and it's gotten me back in that mindset of reading, researching, and writing in a consistent way. I'd like to start applying that consistency to my personal writings as well. It's no big secret amongst my family and friends that writing is something I've done from a very early age, and something I've excelled in and enjoying doing. So I think it's the perfect time to start paying attention to that.

But all the above aside, I just like writing and I never seem to do as much of it as I want to. Isn't is strange how we sometimes stop doing things we love, if for no other reason than that we forget to do them? I'm trying to remember.


  1. I love this idea of revisiting your past in that way! It will be so interesting to see what's changed, and what hasn't. Also, I love that you have the strength to do this. There's something about looking into selves I used to be that absolutely terrifies me.

  2. Kelly, an update- it hasn't been terrifying (yet), but it *has* been incredibly tiring, and sometimes sad/frustrating when old emotions get stirred up again... but there have been lots of good memories too, and they outweigh all the rest so far. But I have definitely needed breaks from the scanner/pictures, and my old blog/word documents!