January 11, 2022
Years ago, I kept a journal. I wrote in it every evening before I went to bed. It was a routine, and it felt good. Every night, I climbed into bed and pulled my journal from my bedside table and started to write. I’m not sure when I started doing it, but by my late 20s it was a firm habit. I’d write about what had happened that day or what I was looking forward to the next.
Sometime after I got married, I stopped writing in a journal. I’m not sure why, but my routine was so different, and the journal just somehow didn’t fit in. I had someone to talk to about my day and share all those thoughts with, so writing them down didn’t seem so important. It actually felt weird to sit in bed next to my husband and write in a journal about him and what was happening in our lives. So eventually, I just stopped. Many times, over the years, I’ve thought about starting it again. I even bought new journals. But somehow it never happened.
Now I’m about to start a new chapter in my life, so it seemed like a good time to start a journal again. I’m going to try a blog again, but this time it will be focused on me and my daily life. This blog is meant to focus on my journey as I transition into tech. Tonight will be day #1 of my coding bootcamp.
I’m starting a web development bootcamp so I can learn to code and transition into tech. There’s going to be loads of changes in my life over the next few months, and I want to document this. So, day #1 of bootcamp, day # of my new online journal.