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First Published: 2018 November 21

Draft 2

Today was a new beginning for me! I began my second paper journal since arriving in London. Thankfully, it was a duplicate of the first, so I’m able to see what’s changed.

For instance, where I spilled almond oil on it at the beginning of the semester,1 it’s still oily. The pages have gotten darker, the cover has faded, and it’s showing signs of use.

The new one, on the other hand, still looks nice. I can’t wait to see if this one fills, and what it fills with.

Additionally, I got ahead on blogging for the first time!2

Draft 1

Today, is the 21 of November. I like the 21sts of the months, because that’s when solstices and equinoxes.3 In many cultures, the equinox or solstice is a day of new beginning.

Today was a new beginning for me! I began my second paper journal since arriving in London. Thankfully, it was a duplicate of the first, so I’m able to see what’s changed.

For instance, where I spilled almond oil on it at the beginning of the semester,4 it’s still oily. The pages have gotten darker, the cover has faded, and it’s showing signs of use.

The new one, on the other hand, still looks nice. I can’t wait to see if this one fills, and what it fills with.


  1. don’t ask

  2. YAY!

  3. it should really be spelled equinoces in my opinion but

  4. don’t ask