January 31, 2006

Reflecting on a year

Last week I spent some time cleaning spam off Jar of Pencils. It should now be and remain spam free. In the process, I relived many entries, many moments in the past year. Wow! What a big year. I’ve been so busy living in the moment I’ve barely had time to blog about the current day. Reflecting back on a whole year feels too monumental to consider.

New Year’s celebration passsed me by this year, with only the briefest nod to the incoming year and not even a notice of the past.

I can’t believe a year ago Claire Ann and I were together, blogging together but no longer sharing an office. A year ago I had no idea where I would be or what I would be doing. Avocados was only the very beginning of a new idea.

Looking back on all those entries, I have been reminded of how powerful a tool, this personal journaling can be. And so, I’m going to try to blog everyday, for one week, to try to rekindle a more constant blog stream, for myself, to remember, and for you, to read along.


  1. yay! can’t wait to read ’em all!

    Comment by ms. robin — February 1, 2006 @ 8:54 pm

  2. i get into those phases too…sometimes i try to write everyday. sometimes i just write on my computer without posting the entries. when i make myself do this, some of the stuff feels superficial but then i write an entry to myself that makes me think and think and think.

    i love that. i am not sure i would have known much about blogging if it had not been for you, you know:)

    Comment by lnet — February 3, 2006 @ 6:20 pm

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