From the Archives: Early “Blogging”

In my first blog entry I mentioned that one of the reasons that I started writing this thing was my exploration of early journal entries. There are some interesting things that turned up. The following is a diagram about writing:

Writing

Writing

Why write?

Why write?

I still have to agree with my reasons for writing here. Especially the “imagenation” part. And in the “Topics” category, I was sure to cover off on the all important category of “anything.” In honor of my grade school self, I will adhere to this strictly.

Illustrating or adding a photo certainly adds meat to my entries. I am still a big fan of this. Take this beautifully rendered portrait of Bette Midler for example:

I love recycling

I love recycling

I also really like(d) to talk about food:

Food!

Food!

I love the time stamp here. And the proposed question. I think I wanted comments. I should have included a helpful recipe for apples. Besides food, my family was a hot topic. After sorting through many drawings of my mom, dad, and brother, this one is my favorites. Other embarrassing photos of my brother can be found in many online photo albums. Why should this blog be sacred?

Nice torso/face!

Nice torso/face!

Lets just acknowledge that my self esteem as a child was not an issue:

Don't you think?

Don't you think?

MMMMMLLLLLLlllll. Let’s also agree that “Tickle Me Pink” is the best color in the Crayola box of 64 crayons with the sharpener built into the back of the box. It should be used to color barns, pigs, and sometimes unicorns.

Pink!

Pink!

As I got a little older another theme comes to light.  At some point I completely lost my patience for current life and just COULDN’T WAIT. This still applies today, such as waiting for Justin to graduate law school, but I am working more on my patience. It is not my best virtue. I will try harder:

cantwait5cantwait4cantwait3cantwait2cantwait1

You get the point. But I was in high school. And of course I couldn’t wait to get out. I have no journals or blogs from college, but I am sure I couldn’t WAIT to graduate and get a job. I am always looking forward to the next step in life. The good part about this perpetual anticipation is that I feel like things are always improving as time goes on. The obvious bad part of this is I may drive Justin nuts and I also do not live in the moment as much as I could be. I have things pretty good right now. There is a lot to look forward to, but I can also see future self looking back at my life in a few years and realizing how great things really were. I need to know that now. I think I am getting better at this.

I leave you with a couple well documented and illustrated thoughts from my young self that my present self would whole heartedly agree with:

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2 responses to “From the Archives: Early “Blogging”

  1. Carole Anne Hochstetler

    What a great window into your younger self.
    Did you keep things things yourself?
    Or did your Mom save them for you?
    Either way, it is precious.
    Thanks for sharing.

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