June 30, 2017
Your heart skips a beat. The shock grips you physically. You gasp. “This isn’t possible! There’s a new post!”
Did I get that right? Was that your reaction? Even if it wasn’t, the fact that you’ve read to this point means that I at least got your attention, which is something that hasn’t happened in a while.
Oh, right. When you haven’t seen someone in a while, it is proper to say hello. Hello, Justine here! As I sit here in Panama, I decided that I should actually take advantage of my status as an admin on this site and do something with it. ‘Cause let’s face it, my mom’s not going to make a new post anytime soon (hint hint). Alright, to be honest, I shouldn’t be the one to talk. If you could see the drafts and the ideas for drafts that I have stored on my computer without completing or publishing, then you would see that I’m even worse. So, rather than write something new, I’m going to be trying something different: post stuff that I have already completed. What I mean is that, over the years, I have done a lot of writing for fun and for school, and much of it contains stories of our travels, my opinions on certain issues, and demonstrations of the way I think as a cruising kid. I have put many hours of hard work into these stories and essays, but no one is going to read them except myself and my English teacher. Until now. As we’ve been here in Shelter Bay, I’ve been going through old essays and journal entries in search of stuff worthy enough to go on the blog, and I have already begun to post some of it.
As some of you may have discovered by now, there is a new page under Justine’s Page called Justine’s Log. It contains almost all of the entries I have made in my passage log and personal journal since I was nearly nine years old. Due to the “dedication” that I have demonstrated so far, that’s only thirty entries, but it should provide you with some insight on events that were never touched on in this blog. The passage log contains entries made while I was in North Carolina, the Caribbean, the Pacific Crossing, and the Hawaii to Alaska crossing, and the personal journal contains entries made while I was in Hawaii, Alaska, and California. And, yes, I do mean personal journal, as in it contains stuff embarrassing to me. However, I figured anything embarrassing to me would be hilarious, thought-provoking, adorable, or heart-breaking to you, so I didn’t filter much out.
Now that I am done with the new log page, I will attempt to find essays to post (once again oldest to newest), so keep checking my page every so often for something new. Once I finish with this, I may attempt to actually write something new for once. Yeah, I know, I’ve said that before. I’ll just let you read my thoughts for now. I look forward to “seeing” you around.