Hi. It’s me, Cindy.

Well, here’s another shot at it and by “it,” I mean blogging. It’s not the first time I’ve tried blogging, but hopefully this will be my most successful attempt. The impetus of this recent spurt of inspiration, I’m sure, is my imminent graduation from university. Recently, I’ve been grappling with the idea that after these next couple of months my life is going to be unpredictably different. And for one reason or another, the general trend of marking milestones and documenting change has caught my attention.

What can I say? I think it’s a worthy endeavor.

It’s often in these moments of transition I find myself thinking about my previous experiences. I think it’s because the anticipation of the future makes me want to reference a previous version of myself. Maybe it’s because looking back gives me the courage to move forward. Or maybe it’s more of a self-indulgent practice of reminiscing. Who knows? In the end, I just want to remind myself that I am who I am today because who I was yesterday is not who I will be tomorrow, for better or for worse.

Up until now, I’ve made some pretty shoddy attempts at documenting my thoughts. I have journals that capture vignettes from travels, digital albums saved on various hard drives, but nothing that really explores the heart of the matter, nothing that can be easily shared.

I think at this point in my life, I’m ready to share what I’m calling my mere ramblings and musings. I’m not sure how long this willingness to share will last, but here’s to trying.

Cindy

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