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To new beginnings


August 1, 2012
Carrie Olson ( , The Daily Freeman Journal

It started with a diary. To be exact, a hard-covered blue book with a Victorian-styled woman on the front cover. An Easter gift from my parents, I think it was given as another vehicle to tell my stories. See, I talked a lot (still do.) Seriously, I would never shut up. There was always too much to discuss - too much to convey to my family. All I can say is it worked. Every day I would write my deepest, darkest secrets in that journal. I got the chance to chronicle my daily ongoings and re-read them over and over again. In some ways, this Musings column has been just that - except in a much, much more public forum. Whether it was reliving of an embarrassing story, a contemplation on current events or joking around about celebrities - this has basically been a public display of my private journal (with some off-colored comments and details left out, of course.)



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