It's been quiet around here...for a year...or two. I think about writing from time to time, but something usually comes up and the thought disappears as quickly as it came. I have needed this year break (ok, two years...let's be real, three posts in '10 hardly counts as a journal) partly because life just felt crazy, but mostly to give myself some space from other's opinions as we made some significant life changes for our family. Sometimes scrutiny can skew your perspective, and I didn't want any chance of that happening. But now, 18 months later we are settled in our new life and I feel like it's time to put the memories that are flying by DOWN before they are gone, and I've forgotten...because I tend to forget a lot these days. :) That's what this journal has always been about, and I know even a year from now I'll be so thankful I took the time. I intend to take this back up soon. Probably a few months still, but soon.
"You will have significant experiences. I hope that you will write them down and keep a record of them, that you will read them from time to time and refresh your memory of those meaningful and significant things. Some may be funny. Some may be significant only to you. Some of them may be sacred and quietly beautiful. Some may build one upon another...until they represent a lifetime of special experiences. "
-Gordon B. Hinckley