Well, here I am. After many years of hearing talk of LJ from friends and neighbours, I have finally decided to take the plunge and create an account for myself. At this stage I have no idea what I will be doing here. I have no idea if I'll be keeping my journaling up, or of this will be just another dead LJ account.
I'm testing the waters. Am I wrong to do so? A little, perhaps. I have never kept a diary, so why keep one now? And why one that everyone can read? I guess I used to keep a journal on deviantart (http://aussiepoida.deviantart.com/journal/), but that seems like a different life now.... Perhaps the fact that I am not required to upload creative things constantly will make it more appealing for me... I can just update this anytime I want, rather than having to 'create' something first. I dont have to be arty every-time I write something here... I dont have to write about anything profound.... all I have to do (and want to do) it write my thoughts from time to time... just so that I can look back casually. That is the key to keeping this going.. hopefully :-)
Once again.... why am I starting this? I think I'm at an interesting stage of my life. My partner and I will be moving into our new house in a couple of months, which will be the first time we'll actually be living alone together. It's something I'm very much looking forward to. I feel like a new chapter of my time is beginning. I'm 27 now... moving towards an age where I am no longer considered to be the young guy... scary... and yet, I am happy... happier than I've ever been (except maybe for those carefree days in high-school... good times :-) ).
I'm rambling on... its what I do sometimes.... to sum this up though - I think I'm doing this because I feel like I'm at a new stage of my life and I want to do new things... this is one of those things... to keep a livejournal.
Post #1 - Completed
PS: It will take me a while to figure out how to use any of the 'special' LJ functions (if they exist).