I named this blog Alan’s Journey, because it’s essentially about my journey through life. The joys I experience, the challenges I face, and the sadnesses I have to deal with (hopefully not too many!).
One of the thoughts I’ve had for many years is that I’ll write a book about the story of my life. Maybe I don’t need to do a book, just this blog will do. Or maybe this blog will lead to a book.
Who knows? I don’t. All I know is that I love writing. I’ve been doing it for a long time. I’ve been blogging since 1998. I’ve been keeping a diary since 1986, that I wrote in regularly. At least until I started blogging on the internet, that is.
Would you believe I almost threw out my diaries a couple months ago? I felt that they weren’t important to who I am today. Yes, the experiences of my life have led me to where I am today, but what’s important is who I am today, what I do, and how I feel.
But thinking about throwing the dairies away just didn’t feel right. My memory is terrible, so there’s going to be a need for me to review my diaries as I start working on the timeline, so that I can record ‘titles’ of events that occurred in my past, which will trigger the writing of stories about those events.
If I don’t have the diaries to review, I’m going to forget half those events and never get around to writing the stories. So I’m glad I kept them.
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