So I just tweeted: “Why is it so hard to be a consistent blogger??” Kind of ironic because I haven’t been on twitter for quite a while either, but that’s beside the point. I’m bummed that it’s been months since a substantial blog entry because I feel like so much has happened in 2010.
As I begin to thin out stacks of papers and sift through old pictures, I keep finding little notes about things I intended to share. Day-by-day recaps of trips are floating around on post-it notes all over my house. (People tell me this is a weird habit but I started doing it years ago because my memory is awful.) Since Jan. 1, I’ve been everywhere from Mexico to LA and San Diego, then to Vegas, NYC right after graduation, Canada in June and then a fun little trip to Dallas for 4th of July. Last week I found a receipt from some dive Mexican restaurant in San Diego that I just couldn’t throw away because of the silly stories that are intangibly tied to it. But beyond the physical miles, I really have come so far with each of my explorations. It’s not just the kind of trips that require airports either. I think I have a running entry in my head about a few hours I spent in the back row of Jesse Auditorium, listening to Peter Bergen speak about Afghanistan and what America should do about it.
Some of the stories are funny, others are just happy memories, but each of them is a lesson. I also hope that by publishing them, I might explain their importance in the puzzle that is my life plan…something that I apparently failed to do, judging by my father’s skeptical expression this morning as he quizzed me on my plan for the next 6 weeks. My point with all of this is that I still believe in blogging (so dramatic), and I’m going to get back to it. I’m not sure when I’ll catch up—if ever—but I’m going to try. I hope you stay tuned.
Thanks for reading.
One more thing…I have to shout out to my sister’s friend Greg Eaton…I spent about an hour yesterday, completely glued to his blog recapping his crazy adventures so far this year. I think he’s actually leaving for South Korea tomorrow, and I really hope that in the next six months I can continue writing as often as he does (which better be a lot!). He doesn’t know but he’s the reason I finally sat down to write today. Thanks, Greg!