I have just finished cleaning up the archives of a blog I used to keep while I lived in New York City. I moved them all to this here pretty website right here (scroll down!). I blogged back then because I had so many stories to tell and not enough phone-minutes in which to tell them.
And then, oh, I don't know, I just fell out of love with blogging. And I moved to Idaho, where exciting things don't really happen. And then I got a real job, suffered through Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) (but true), and it is for the best that no record was kept. Trust me.
And then suddenly a few things happened all rather quickly: 1. My testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ was strengthened from reading a blog (a blog!) of all things, and with my stronger testimony came all the happiness and joy I'd been missing; 2. My creative skins became all itchy again and needed a really good scratching; and 3. I decided to make exciting things happen for me, instead of just waiting around for something good.
Blogging is great because, if done right, you can create a world for yourself where all of the small but wonderful moments can be magnified and kept and shared, and where people who've never met can inspire and encourage each other.
So, after a bit of housekeeping, I am ready to go. I am itchy to record the funny little things in life that make me oh so happy, and all of the things I'm doing.
Mostly, I am ready to create my life. This is a small but important step for me - I am about to make my life a little bit better.
Are you with me!?