I have hand written reporters note books, and hand written journals, almost literally going back decades. I’ve just been reading about things that I haven’t actually put a date on, but it relates to an event that happened (a nice event, a holiday) in 2007. That’s 14 years ago. In the mean time, I have kept writing. One of the things I fairly consistently wrote about was starting a blog. I had a big blockage inside me that prevented me from doing a blog – I could write about it, but do it? Oh No.
Why? Who knows, I was obviously inhibited, perhaps it was a fear of exposing myself to the internet. I’ve been on Facebook that long, and Twitter not much after that. Not very active mind you, but there. I also have snapchat and instagram accounts – I like to explore these things. But I’m not very active on the last two.
Once again, the thing that changed it all was Covid. What I wanted to do originally was to wean people, mainly my family, off Facebook. It hasn’t happened though, so I have been running both. In the morning I do my FB entry, usually commenting on my morning walk, a comment about our cats, and the wildlife in general, and then the Fantasy Holiday. What’s that you might ask? Well…
We were due to go on a BIG holiday last year, the visit of a lifetime. It obviously didn’t happen, but I had time to fill so I decided that although we couldn’t leave the house, we could go where we wanted in Fantasy Land – so we did, areas of the world, places I have always wanted to visit we went to on a 180 day long world cruise.
It came to an end just in time for Christmas, in the meantime I had started doing this (the 366) exercise in the evening. Because, purely and simply, I like to write, and until now I have never had the courage (well, I know it’s not really courageous, but it took a bit of effort) or the focus. The morning walks, the fantasy holiday, reading the books all added to my focus.
The end of 366 is approaching. We are still exploring the scope of my interests. I think they will exist beyond the project – I hope they will anyway.