I spent a decent amount of time today going through old blog posts from 2007.
It’s an interesting exercise. So far, I haven’t found anything that I’d repost here. There are a few snippets of words that I’m saving and may use as the basis of another post or poem or some really deep thought.
I expected this exercise to be emotionally taxing, but it really hasn’t been. In fact, it’s been rather freeing. I’m deleting old posts that I no longer feel a connection with – and that is like removing a giant weight off of my shoulders. In some respects though, going through old posts reminds me how I put trust in the wrong people, wasted time, etc…. but reviewing those times in my life simply serves as a reminder never to put myself in those situations again.
It refreshing to read blogs that are so filled with passion. Over the years, I’ve lost a tremendous amount of passion for life – which isn’t all that unusual, I think that happens to a lot of us as we get older and become more jaded.
Have you ever gone through your old writings? Did you discover anything about yourself in retrospect that you didn’t realize at the time?