I have been blogging since before blogging was a thing. I mean, I guess it was, but back in 2006, I posted in a journal on a fitness-related message board and it was pretty much exactly like a blog, except without as many pictures. So anyway, somehow I found one of these old journals today and have spent the past hour or so reading it. It was about my marathon training, back in the end of 2006 and beginning of 2007.
It’s just funny to read what you’ve written almost six years ago. Some of it I remember clearly and some of it, I have no idea what I was talking about. But mostly, it sort of reminded me that although I’m a little calmer and more mature (I’d like to think) now, in many ways, I’m exactly the same at 34 as I was at 28. Obviously, my life is completely different. I am married (I didn’t even meet Jason until the middle of 2007), I have a different job, I have a dog, I have a house, things like that are different. But reading what I’d wrote six years ago, well, it still sounded like me.
Also, in the one rare picture that I did post (of the marathon), I noticed that I still have and wear those running pants. See, some things really don’t change. (And that was just some guy that I was chatting with; I didn’t know him, but I distinctly remember he was chugging Red Bull the entire time. Bleh.)
Do you ever go back and read old blogs or journals if you had them? While it’s kind of fun to read stuff from 5, 6, or 7 years ago, I think the stuff that I wrote about in high school, college and a little bit post-college is pretty cringe-worthy.