I haven’t written much about my travels, something that I’ve only become aware of since reading a friend’s journal lately. Though travel is expensive, and I haven’t done much of it, I think there might be a few things worth jotting down, so that might be a project for the next few weeks. I did live in Hilo for two years, so there should be a few things there at the very least.
A few years ago, some of the Village Idiots started a kind of oral history of the neighborhoods where they grew up. I held back because the effort was going to be huge, and I was in the midst of writing a Master’s thesis. I always meant to get to it, though, so that may also be something of a project for a few weeks.
One thing that I’ve been daunted by is the thought of trying to get it all right the first time. That’s kind of silly, now that I’ve seen how others have gone about it. There’s no reason not to attack both themes piece by piece, in whatever order they pop into my head. I don’t have to start at the beginning and finish at the end, and there’s no reason I can’t fill in blanks later if I remember important details after I’ve written about something. This is something I will have to force myself to get over. Starting…not now.