I have been meaning to write this post for a long time. I kept telling myself that I would start regularly posting again but I kept procrastinating. I think it is because I knew once I came back this time, I wanted my posting to be regular. Maybe not daily, but not the drive-by posting once every few weeks that I was doing post-bar exam.
While a lot of big things have happened since I last blogged, like the engagement, there have also been many other important memories from smaller events. And now I feel as though there is a gap in the record. This blog used to be a record that simultaneously preserved moments for myself and updated others, particularly my family across the country.
And yes, I called it the record. Which brings me to the other reason why I feel like I need to start blogging again. My job requires me to write a lot. However, my legal writing is mechanical, rigid, and formal--sprinkled with words such as hereby, forthwith, herein, thereto, and interest of justice. They are called orders for a reason.
I like having an outlet where I can write about what I want. Process things around me and put them down in a tangible form. I always felt like writing kept me sane; I have a tendency to over-think things. This way, I just get my thoughts out. Catharsis.
Going into the second year of my clerkship, I still cannot write much about the substance of my work or politics, but there is plenty of other things I can and should write about. Note: I will try to keep wedding-planning posts to a healthy level. While the priority of my blog has never been to cater to readers--I am selfish like that--no one wants to hear about a girl obsess over her wedding, nor should I obsess.
So I am back and with a new look thanks to these nifty blogger templates. Not that the look matters that much because my small handful of followers, if they haven't completely abandoned me, probably view this through a reader, but it is a fresh start.