Good day, fair reader!
Welcome to my BVS blog, in which I will summarize on a semi-regular basis the goings on in my life as I embark on a year of servitude through Brethren Volunteer Service.
Historically all of my attempts at journaling have been complete and utter failures. That is, UNTIL TODAY. Today I have decided that I am no longer bad at journaling. Never mind that my first blog post is coming a whole week after I’ve started work and several weeks since orientation… No. I am the best at journaling. Just you wait.
Since this is sort of a blog post about blog posts, let me talk a little more about what I intend to post in this blog. One of the pitfalls of my journaling technique, I have come to realize, is that I often feel as though I must talk about everything that has happened to me and everything I have thought or felt in chronological order. This makes everything I write read like the minutes of a meeting. It’s a chore to think about, a chore to write, and probably most certainly a chore to read. So I’m trying something different. I will be writing about the themes in my life. Things that I’m already thinking about. Connections I’ve made between events in my life. I will try to stay away from “first I did this, then I did this”. This will hopefully allow me to simply think instead of trying to remember.
So! Instead of trying to feverishly recap everything that has happened to me thus far, I will instead leave here a few words that represent themes in my life over the past few months. I will hopefully be able to elaborate on these themes in future posts. Until then, my life is: