Today’s Kickin’ It Old Skool post asks us to post our very first blog post. Wow. Talk about reaching waaaaaaaay back into the waaaaaay back time machine. Unfortunately, there’s not a lot of the way back time machine available for me. Which is not to say that there’s not a lot in the archives.
I’ve been “blogging” since 2002. This site started mainly as a way to keep in touch with friends and far-flung family once I’d scampered off to Mississippi for the summers. Then it morphed into a place to house all manner of things – photos, recipes, teaching resources. I made a choice, a few years ago, though, to start taking some of that stuff down. It was personal and painful and just didn’t need to be there anymore.
Currently as far back as you can go is 2011, although if you click around, you’ll go to some much older photographs and such. But that’s about it. I had thought that maybe I’d left up my “diary” entries from Hurricane Katrina, my first major hurricane, and the one which had a terrible impact on the state of Mississippi and contrary to what the media portrays, made a direct landfall on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, essentially leveling and wiping it out, which was not what happened in New Orleans. Not to minimize the scope of the tragedy in New Orleans. But New Orleans wasn’t Katrina; New Orleans was a man-made tragedy. It appears, though, that I haven’t, and I’m OK with that. I’ve re-read them a few times. Bad writing, filled with fear and emotion incredibly raw. I don’t particularly need to go back there.
So. I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m looking forward 😉