So yesterday I had the random idea to go and read my old journals; I've written so few that I very easily navigated back to the first journal I'd written on dA, back on the 20th of May in 2010. And I started reading them in order; my reflections on my P90X experience, writing about it every Monday. And then missing a week three weeks in and writing it a couple of days late. And then writing it a week late. And then it turned to two journals a month. And one journal a month. And then finally averaged out into one journal every two months. And the subjects varied.
It's fun reading them; brings all sorts of flashbacks. Not the bad kind, though! I take care not to write about anything particularly negative. The weird part is that I don't recognize myself much in the REALLY old ones. I hadn't realized how my writing style changed, as well as my whole attitude in general, specifically before and after The Animation. I mean, I knew that it'd impacted me a LOT, but I never realized that it was so... significant, so noticeable. The entire process is kind of a blur to me now; I can't say I remember what happening during it aside from stress and pressure and frustration and pressure and STRESS.
I kinda wonder, though, why I don't write them often anymore. And... when I do write them, I ponder what sort of significance an event has to have in order for me to write about it. What kind of things inspire you all to write journals? What kind of subjects do you tend to tell about? I'm really quite curious.
And, to finish off, my usual plug. GO READ QUASICAKE! <3