@stephchach

Seattle adventures, life, home, and coffee—in no particular order

Hey you (A note from my sick-bed)

Call it cabin fever. Call it fever-induced delirium. Call it what you will, but something prompted me tonight to create, from the confines of my sick-bed, my first blog.

I could blame this bout of self-important indulgence on my cousin, who earlier today asked for a narrative I wrote after visiting our family in Ireland. Her request sent me digging through old files, discovering poems, essays, and unsent letters to ex-boyfriends. Those discoveries reminded me that no matter how silly or misguided those thoughts may seem now, at the time they were everything. I was abruptly transported back to the anger/happiness/uncertainty/fill-in-the-blank-emotion I felt so completely in that brief snapshot in time. I was reminded of the night a professor took my fellow English majors and me out for margaritas after we turned in our theses; I was reminded of the sensation of running across a dirt floor covered in fire-ants, and jumping breathlessly into a strange Jamaican bed; I was reminded just how impossible it seemed for life to go on after my ex-boyfriend inexplicably broke things off. More than reminded- I was there.

By now you’ve probably pegged me as the type who painstakingly kept a journal of her exploits, and it’s an accusation I won’t deny. I wasn’t religious about my writing, but I did record the things that meant something to me as I went about my little life. And somewhere along the way, in my world of compulsive status updates and multi-tasking, that dropped off.

So here’s the thing, this blog is mostly an electronic revival of my former journal. I hope you’ll read it, but even if you don’t, there’ll be value for me in these posts, and my little life will keep on living.

See you again soon?

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on December 4, 2009 by in Uncategorized.

Navigation

%d bloggers like this: