Thursday, November 04, 2004

How the hell did I get here?

This blog phenomenon is very new to me. Since I'm an obsessive journal-writer (daily for 15 years) I was thrilled to discover I can actually write down my every trite and mundane thought in a space where others can read and pass judgement on it.

I am going to be 40 in a month or so, Christmas Eve. In honor of this milestone, I had the idea earlier this year to transcribe my journals in electronic form. Well, I started the project about a month ago, and it is not going well. I've only completed transcription up to 1996 - the year after my divorce, as it were. Its not that the events recorded are so incredibly painful to relive, rather, the writing is so mind-achingly awful that I can only stand to transcribe a little at a time. Yikes!

My ultimate goal was/is, to record the thoughts and feelings about my son that I wrote while I was pregnant and afterwards. This was to pre-empt my son from eventually reading the original journals, which (believe me!) contain WAY too many passages expounding my remarkable sexual prowess as a single gal. Not to mention FAR too much information about the sex life of his mother and father.

Anyway, I'm going to give this blogging thing a whirl around the dance floor.