I just recently started blogging again - as I try to spend less time on facebook (just sharing there and reading up on stuff about once a day instead of checking every hour - huge life improvement), but want to share some stories, thoughts and reviews with my friends and also keepstake some memories online for myself and my family.
A lot of blogs online only show a few entries and don't go back for long. Mine here had 2 entries for last year and 1 for 2012, til I remembered I actually blogged before and I actually have 4 different websites I formerly blogged on before I started using Facebook on a daily basis and totally forgot about journaling online and writing more then just the usual 2 line bragging post.
For a couple of days now, I try to go through all my former entries and recycle some and re-post them here. That way I can go show and go back all the way to 1997, a full 17 years history of life stories. Isn't that crazy? That is also how old I feel already.
I got really excited to read all the old stories during college years again and also felt a little sentimental and also embarrassed I wrote all this stuff up back then, so open and vulnerable. Then the entries got really spare during the bad part of my first marriage, then my start up time, while I was happily dating, hanging out with friends (pre-kids), also dipped after each child birth (I remember feeling totally over my head). I wrote more entries while I was collaborating, and then after my move to the US knowing just a handful of people, feeling a bit isolated. Many of my entries refer to a blog post written while the kids took a nap. Now the kids can read a book, while I type - or I spent some alone time til very late in the night writing.
I also noticed some important stories, that I tell new friends over and over and some major milestones are completely missing - for shame, no time or other reasons. Some of the stuff I wrote years ago is still very actual and I remember every detail while other stuff is totally lost and I can't even relate to the way I was thinking and acting back then.
My newest project is to fill in the blanks and built a pretty solid history of life events. This hopefully will also help guide me through my work with the 'Do More Great Work' self assessments, I am currently 'soul-working' on. One assignment is to create a map about where you are coming from in preparation to where you are heading. Powerful stuff.
I'll keep you posted and hopefully also a little inspired.
Optimistic, curious, human bee.