Saturday, October 25, 2003

Hi, My name is Beth. I'm a history major at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. I've been thinking about starting a blog for a while now and finally had the courage to do it. I just hope that people don't find me to boring. *lol* I guess wanted to start something like this from a conversation I had with my sister Kat. She's into journaling and scrapbooking and I, not so much. I could never keep a diary going for more then two weeks when I was younger. It's kinda odd, when you think that I am a student of history and much of what I study is the documents that people leave behind. What do I have for future students and historians to read? What can I say about living in Iowa at the beginning of the 21st Century that will help future generations understand what it is like? I don't know. I don't even know that what I say is really all that important now, let alone will it be years later but then again it's not what you say in the present that is thought of to be important, right? Did Anne Frank know that her diary would be published and studied and still read by millions of school age kids more the 60 years after she died? Probably not. All we know of history is what we have been able to piece together from the documents that have been left behind. I doubt that this blog will be around long enough to make any historical impact but it's a start. I'm really not that sure what I want to do with this and what I want to write about but I hope it will be fun for me and for those of you who wondered over here. This should be quite the experience. :D


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