..why don't you ever reply?
That line amused me when I read it..though my brain has discarded where exactly I did read it, or who first said it. I used to be an avid diary writer, scribbling my daily activities and thoughts into little notebooks, squirrelling the books away so that my family wouldn't find them.
(That did happen one horrible time and what I had written was used against me in a horrible way but I don't want to dwell more than this short aside..)
Over the years, I've attempted to pick the habit up again in a piecemeal fashion, managing to keep going for maybe weeks, sometimes months before it falls by the wayside, forgotten in my day to day routine. Of course, no one is ever going to read those - I hope. I still have the diaries, some are locked away in a small keepsake box, others tucked under toileteries in a drawer. One day I guess maybe I'll feel that my old words; rants, grudges, complaints etc etc should be destroyed, removed along with whatever remaining sour memories I have left from those times. Not to say that everything I wrote about was negative, I recorded good moments, trips out with my family, times with my fiance. But it's always easier to talk about the bad than the good as it seems to spill out more readily.
To be honest I'm not sure why I wanted to pick up this sort of journal making again. There isn't anything outstanding going on in my life right now, just the usual humdrum events that would probably seem quite familiar to a fair few people. I'm in my thirties, I'm engaged to a lovely man who is patient and generous (and flawed in some ways, same as me, before anyone thinks I'm going to paint him as a Gary Sue). But I love him, and hope he will forgive me for any time I mention him in this blog.
So what I write here will be my life. Yes, there will likely be some ranting, I tend to like to vent about things that annoy me, then I can move on from them. There'll probably be pictures, mostly of my cat as she is far more photogenic than myself ;) Possibly a little bit of showing off..or tentative showing off of art I'm working on or anything I feel particularly proud of. I'm a self taught amateur artist, and I'm attempting to venture into a more commercial side, selling tshirts with my designs for example.
So, there could be some self promotion as well.
A mish-mash of things. Maybe I should have called my blog that? Hmm..I wonder if I can change that thing. Well, I'll see whilst I publish this first entry =P