i found my one of my old journals the other day.

(and if i had a super awesome camera, this is the part of the post where i might add some perfectly edited pictures of the journal that i’d taken for the blog’s sake, however, i don’t have a super awesome camera as of yet, so for now, you’ll just have to use your imagination.)

i’ve kind of been a self-proclamed “journaler” for a while now. i fell in love with the concept when we had to keep a journal for a youth group bible study back when i was in 7th grade. i have no idea where that one journal ended up, but i’ve had several journals since then. going back through them kind of reminds me of Brad Paisley’s song “Letter To Me”.

“You’ve got so much up ahead
You’ll make new friends
You should see your kids and wife (well, husband in my case.)
And I’d end by saying have no fear
These are nowhere near the best years of your life…”

this particular journal that i found was from college. it was very interesting to go back and read through what i took the time to write about. most of it was laments about situations i found myself in. there was a page that had the list of people that attended my 21st birthday party… which i find absolutely hilarious because i remember sitting in the kitchen of the house that i was living in at the time, and with the help of some people who were in the room with me, we pieced together the memories that we had from that night and came up with 60-some people. there was an entry that was a prayer for a friend who was going through some medical issues. there was a letter to someone who i hope will be in my future. i could go on and on and on about the entires i found in that journal, but to sum it all up, life is way too short, and it passes you by way too quickly. i need every chance that i can get to remember what i love about every aspect of my life.

so, here’s my commitment. i am going to write on my blog everyday of 2011. whether it’s a quick post, or a long drawn out post that no one reads at all, i am going to write everyday.

so, the journey will begin january 1, and will continue on for 364 days.

hopefully, i’ll be able to add some pictures from an awesome camera that i will one day own. hopefully i’ll own an awesome camera one day, and i’ll know how to use it… and i’ll know how to edit pictures worth sharing. hopefully…

hopefully my life will be interesting enough to write about everyday.

maybe that’s another goal i should set for myself… 🙂

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