It's hard to believe, but today is the second anniversary of my blog!
I'm hanging out in a college computer lab, passing the time until the Girl gets out of her hours-long summer Physics class. I'm her chauffeur since we're down to just two working vehicles; the other 7 or so are just for decoration. (Just teasing, Tom!)
I wasn't sure I could use these computers, so I didn't come prepared to work on my book. But I will next week! Even though I haven't taken classes in over a year, my old ID still works, so here I sit getting caught up on e-mails, Facebook, my Flickr group and blogs (mine and the ones I follow but haven't had time to read lately.) Hmmm... I have a feeling I'm not going to mind this chauffeur gig one little bit!
Out of curiosity, I took a trip back through my archives to find my Very First Blog Post Ever, appropriately named "Finding my voice..." and (surprise!) I saw that I wrote it on June 3, 2008. Perfect timing!
It's weird, though... I barely remember writing that one. The ones I traveled through to get to it, also written that June of 2008, are still pretty fresh in my memory, but that first one... all I can remember is being so nervous about putting my words out there in Cyber-land that I'm sure my fingers were shaking as I typed. I knew hardly anyone would be reading it, but still, inside it felt like a game of True Confessions, like I was baring my soul, exposing myself as someone other than what people expected me to be (and not in a good way.)
I wasn't sure how the whole Blog thing worked or even what I wanted to say. So I just said what was on my mind. And that's how it started...
(On a sad note, I noticed that tomorrow will mark the second anniversary of Frankie's friend Ruthie's death. I just hope I never have to write a post like that one about Frankie.)