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So here I am. Historically, I've been pathetic at maintaining journals of any kind. A handful scattered and unrelated entries, separated by months or years, is the best I've been able to manage. I'm counting on the public nature of this one to motivate me to actually use it frequently.

Of course, that'll also make it harder to be completely candid. But then, this isn't therapy. All I really want from it is something to look back on and remember, or perhaps more precisely, learn again. What is it about text that's so easy to forget? When I read things I wrote in college, I don't recognize them at all. I enjoy reading it and feeling a sense of otherness about it. It's a different kind of feeling than looking at old photos. Those truly remind me of things; reading old text is more like meeting myself anew.

I tend to edit myself a lot, which has also been an obstacle in previous journal-keeping efforts. I'm hoping to curb this tendency here. Wish me luck.


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Nov. 8th, 2002 11:35 pm (UTC)
Hey look, it's you! I've been thinking for awhile about how cool it would be if you got one of these. Welcome, etc.
Nov. 9th, 2002 12:23 am (UTC)
Ok, so, when I wrote my earlier comment, I didn't look at the date. Heh. I'd never heard of you having one before so I figured you just got it...you should write in the thing more, dammit!
Nov. 11th, 2002 02:22 pm (UTC)
0-60 in five months
Yeah, I know. I'm just getting started now, though, for a number of reasons which I may elucidate at some point. The stuff that's been occupying my time hasn't been the kind of thing I necessarily want to post about. Anyway, I'll be trying harder now.
Nov. 11th, 2002 05:51 pm (UTC)

I understand about the not wanting to post about certain stuff thing...there is a way to make posts that only certain people can see, but I understand not even wanting to do that sometimes. It took me awhile to decide if I wanted to post about all that Chicago business, for instance.

Anyway, yeh, welcome again, glad you're going to be doing more now.
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