I went on an adventure last night. It was a nostalgic adventure. I decided to type my old blog address into archive.org to see what it would come up with. For anyone who doesn’t know what archive.org does, at random dates it uses automated systems to “crawl” various websites all over the internet and it archives what the website looked like on that particular date. It’s more than screencaps as well. I was able to click on links and view most of what my site had to offer over 10 years ago. I mean, I found posts and pages dating back to October 2002! At first, I was a little creeped out by the results. It is honestly scary to think that my domain, which has been off the internet since April 2004, still had remnants of it hanging around. Of course most of the images didn’t work, but some did and I thought it was absolutely fascinating by the end of the night.
So now I am wondering if I want to take all that I have found and add it to the current archives on this site. I am of two minds with this idea. First of all, it might be nice to have these memories and posts in a more permanent and easily accessible place. On the other hand, my old posts were complete crap. CRAP! I am not saying that I am a fantastic blogger now, but I have definitely matured and found better things to write about. Ugh, I wrote about things a typical 15 year old would write about. I am embarrassed at some of the stories I put down onto the blog. I can’t believe how boring I was and all the little things that amused me. Do I really want people to have access to those posts now that I am older and much more mature? I don’t know. I found that I swore unnecessarily and looking back now, I have no idea why I wrote like that. I wasn’t afraid to talk about certain subjects that I probably should have kept hidden. I was a little too open and revealing, if you ask me. Ah.
However, there were some cute stories that I had a great time remembering. For example, I was blogging before I met Peter, but then I also blogged after we started getting together more and more. It was so neat reading what I wrote about as our relationship progressed and became something a little more serious than “boyfriend/girlfriend.” It was so awesome to reminisce and live these memories over again. One thing I read is something that I want to share right now. It’s about how I felt about Peter shortly after we started dating. It’s from a post on November 25, 2003, which is a couple months after we decided that we were “together.” Someone asked me a question about breaking up and my answer followed.
- Hey Carolynne! How long do you think you’ll be with Peter? And if you break up, how heart broken would you be?
*waves* Hello! Ah, seriously, I hope I will be with him forever. I know that might sound really puppy love-ish, because I am only 16, but that is what I believe. I am the type of person who would do something like that too. When it comes to stuff like this, I am not one to play around and have a million different boyfriends. Oh god, I don’t even want to think about if we break up. I would be completely heart broken. I bet I would be locked up in my room for days. It would definitely take a lot to move on. With all that we have gone through, it would be difficult to forget about him.
It just goes to show that I knew back then that we were meant for each other. Look at us over 10 years later and happy as the first day we met. Love really can last!
Anyway, what do you think? Should I add those posts to this blog or just let them rest forever on archive.org?
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