I started this blog because I wanted to force myself to write.
It’s not because I have opinions I need to express or because there’s a community with which I want to engage, it’s because I just want to write. It’s something I love to do that I don’t do enough.
It’s been about 10 years since my first girlfriend, a lovely girl, and I think it’s time I look back on these years and see what I remember. I know I had an incredible childhood, I know that my teenage years were a lot of fun, but I also know that the jury’s already out on those and I’ll always have fond memories. I doubt 20 years from now I’ll be realizing that I’ve had a fucked up childhood. However, the last 10 years are a different story.
Right now I’m certain that my last 10 years have been the best in my life, but will I always think so? What will I think when I begin to factor in unfulfilled expectations, mistakes, deaths or compromises? I have no idea.
So I’ve decided to start this blog and see what I can remember, hoping that writing about memories can trigger new ones I’ve already forgotten. I realize the best way for me to do this is through the songs that were there along the way. I’ve always loved music and, like everyone else, consider myself to have the best taste in it. So combining music with personal memories about girlfriends, friends and family just makes sense (I think).
I remember you well, because there’s a song somewhere that reminds me of you.