On Looking Back

I was looking through the archives of my Tumblr today and came across a number of posts I made around the time I was unwell at the end of 2013. And it’s really strange reading them because I was not right in the head around then. I’m not sure what you would call it, possibly shock with a bit of stress and more than a hint of anxiety (according to Wikipedia it was an ‘acute stress reaction’).

But you know, I’m glad that I have those posts. I can see how I was feeling during that time and it’s this strange mix of being overly happy and “I don’t want to die”. Its so weird because I really don’t remember much of what happened around then. I mean yes I know where I went and what I did, but I don’t remember how I felt.

I think it’s one of the reasons why I love having a blog. I can look back in 20 years time and see where I went, the stuff I was doing and my opinions on The Great British Bake Off. I realise that I now spend most of my time writing about books and I know that a bunch of you guys like that. I mean there are almost 7000 of you following this blog of mine so some of you must enjoy the bookish stuff. But this blog is first and foremost a personal diary, I love writing for you all but I write for myself as well. I mean yes maybe some of the things I wrote during that time shouldn’t be available for just anyone to see. But I’m still glad I have them.

On Looking Back

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10 thoughts on “On Looking Back

  1. I wish everyone had this mindset. It is so important for them to see how much progress they have made and how different things are.

      1. I think it is easy to miss very small improvements that happen over time. But they add up! It’s good you have this so you can look back and see your progress.

  2. It’s a funny thing, this blog being an online journal that’s open to anyone who will read but I think people appreciate hearing what you’re thinking. And we don’t judge it.

  3. Journaling is so overrated. We’ve always relied on selective memory to get older by…it was good enough for my ancestors, it should be good enough for me. Besides, I tried it…lasted about 3 days. One good thing about writing your goings on down for later review, you will quite often be surprised but you won’t be able to deny it. Have fun.

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