||[Jul. 11th, 2011|12:23 pm]
an amateur historian
[original image not my own.] on warm summer days i can often be found sitting ont he porch reading a book.
i don't care much for facebook. i don't think i ever really have. anyway, i deleted it. livejournal, on the other hand, hasn't been so bad for me over the years. truthfully, if i were to choose, i think i would still prefer paper and a pencil over everything else... but here i can post an image. i can clean things up and sharpen the look. the handwriting can actually be read here. not that i'm into people reading my diary either... but facebook didn't really offer what it was i was interested in. i don't know--presentation? not to mention, i haven't written in so long. i write, but not the way i did back then. it's good practice for me and i think i enjoyed musing on various things i'd encounter during the day.
it's true: i tend to wish i were living in the past. i find myself often thinking 'back then i'd _______ [insert verb here]' and more than not, writing is one of those things... and not even writing. maybe it's reading too. maybe it's following what people are up to outside of facebook. i admit that my writing changed when i started livejournal. that was a few days more than ten years ago. facebook then changed the way i kept a diary. i have my own computer now. i'm married. i have a house and a yard and i can write outside.
i like that.
i've found that ony a few of the people i used to follow on lj still post regularly. who knows, maybe i can get into a groove again. maybe i can gather up all those old posts and review. while i do still wish to live in the past, maybe getting back on top of my day the way i used to will help me live in the now again.