Here’s a funny thing: I forgot I had this blog! So the other day when my father asked me about using WordPress, I went and looked at the site to see how it worked. To my surprise, I discovered that the site recognized my email address and directed me to a blog I had completely forgotten about, that I’d kept for almost a year! If I weren’t so amused, I might be freaked out about the memory loss. I can only attribute this to the fact(s) that: a) I was working full time, b) I was maintaining full-time status as a graduate student in an MFA program, and c) I had just started dating someone and it was getting serious, so I probably forgot all about my silly blog because I was in LUUUUUUV.
Anyway, the experience of re-reading it yesterday was jarring and hilarious. First of all, for a few minutes I wasn’t even sure I had written it myself, so it was like reading the words of a stranger. That stranger turns out to be kind of amusing! I turned to my husband (yes, the dating worked out – we’re married now) as I was reading and commented, “Hey, I’m pretty funny!” which made him laugh, either with me or at me, I’m still not sure. I also decided that I needed to blow the dust off this old thing and start writing in it again, because a little writing here will probably do wonders for my discipline with creative, off-line projects. I’ve been working so many hours as a college instructor that I forget to go back and tend to my own creative work. So here goes, let’s crank a few gears and see if this old clunker has any life left in her….