Hey everyone! First of all, thanks a truckload for reading my blog in the first place – I really appreciate it.

On July 20th of this year, I was pondering the saying “You learn something new everyday” and wondering how true that actually was. I came to the conclusion that you probably do, it’s just that most of it goes over your head. What did you learn yesterday? The day before? Two weeks ago? If you can actually answer all these, then hats of to you, m’dears. However, I know I couldn’t have answered that question this time last year.
On that note, I decided I was going to keep a journal for the next year documenting the things I learn from day to day. My personality makes it difficult for me to commit to anything, so I really didn’t think I would be able to keep it up in the beginning. The thing is, though, that it turned out to be really interesting. It’s somewhat theraputic, in a way. When you reflect on the things you learn, you’re more likely to remember them. In some cases it even digs out that often forgotten philosophical side to you. I’ve only been doing it for about a month and a half at this stage (less, even) but I would recommend it to anyone. It’s so interesting to look back through the journal. I was never a huge fan of keeping a regular diary. As a teacher of mine once told me, “Never write down anything, ever, that you don’t want anyone to read”. I think he was right. I didn’t listen, because I still write things that I guard with my life, but just not diaries. So if, like me, you never practised the art of diary-keeping before, fear not. This is much more fun. I really think you should try it out.

You may be wondering why I decided to transcribe it into the form of a blog. To be honest, I just think it would be interesting to read. I’m not trying to sound pretentious, either. I think that when people read this blog, they’ll be learning something new aswell, which is the whole point of this project.

If you decide to start a “Something New” journal yourself, I suggest writing a short “About Me” passage before you start, and then stuffing it away somewhere until the year is over. I did that, and I’ve already forgotten what it says. By the end of the year, you should write another “About Me” before you look at the original. It is in learning that we grow, and it will be interesting to see how you’ve changed over the year, don’t you think? I’m beginning to sound like a teacher, so I’m going to stop there.

I think I’ve rambled on about this for long enough now, so I better get down to business. All you need to know is that, for now, the entries won’t correspond with the date I post them, as I’ve to start with July 20th. When I finally get the internet up and running, I’ll probably post 2 or 3 a day so as to catch up, but for now you’ll have to bear with me.

So I guess that’s it. I really hope you enjoy reading this blog as much as I enjoyed writing it.
If I’ve forgotten to mention something that you think I should have, or if you want to ask me something, just leave a comment. Or is it called a reply on WP? I’m new to all this.

‘Til another day,
Nadine x


2 Responses to “whatitis?”

  1. Ton Lang Says:

    You can change the date of your posts.
    Go to dashboard/ posts/ edit/ quick edit

  2. girlgeum Says:

    Do we learn something new everyday and then forget them the next?

    Or do we store them away and use them when they’re needed?

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