This afternoon, I told my roommate I was in the process of updating the format and content of my site.
"Oh, you mean your blog? I used to follow that a few years ago."
I realized he was referring to the old Blogger.com site that chronicled my adventures on Exchange in The Netherlands back in the day.
And so, curious to rediscover these long forgotten thoughts, I logged back into that old account, and embarked on a trip down memory lane.
It's fascinating how many details we can lose to the passage of time, but re-reading the posts made remember the emotions and experiences that influenced them in vivid detail.
I wish I had written more entries. I hope in the future, I can convince myself to write more, and more often - if only to provide my future self with a glimpse of understanding into my former self... and perhaps the kindness to forgive her for whatever mistakes she might have made along the way.
I don't want to forget about these blog entries again, and so I'm going to "migrate" them over to this platform. If you'd like some insight into the anxious 21-year-old who grew into the (slightly less anxious, but very much) adventure-loving woman I am today, you're welcome to peer into the time capsule with me using the hashtag: #exchange
If not, no worries - this one is for me.