And so, as I mark this back and forth, back and forward, 2017 recap and movement into 2018, I invite you to stalk me on Instagram if you want to know the details of my personal life. I have no doubt that the awkward amount of cat videos, and photos of cocktails and coffee will answer all your questions. Special bonus—there are gross pictures of my double-its-normal-size eye today that prompted a fun ER trip yesterday. (That I might actually write about.)
Day 252: August 20
You set out to learn something new each day of your twenty-fifth year, recording the details for the world to know (even though no one asked for this information), and you didn’t do it. Well, I should say, you didn’t record the details as you promised, it’s clear, even if only to you, that you’ve done the learning part.
But you failed to report it. To name it. To translate it into a takeable, buzzfeed-like list. And this bothers you. You think you can still do it. You think that this failure somehow matters to a larger audience. You’re thinking, yes, but…
Yes, but I can still piece it together.
Yes, but I can look at my instagram, my twitter, my facebook, and my email.
Yes, but I can get the details together. I can finish this project. I can catch up on over 200 days of living and learning and wrap it all up in the next 100.
Yes, but why?
Seriously, Dude. What’s your deal here? What is it you’re really learning from the day-to-day operations of your quiet, albeit lovely, life that the world needs to know?
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