During the event at the Glass Museum on Saturday night I had a wonderful conversation with the wife of one of Jason’s coworkers about documenting your life. Keeping track of your memories. And making a conscious decision to live a memorable life. She shared an idea she’s planning on doing to kick off turning the big 40: A Ten Year Journal. 365 pages, ten entries per page. Short and sweet. So with the passing of each year you look back and reflect on what was going on in your life on the same day the years prior. Then she talked about doing it with her oldest son who is about 10. I thought that was brilliant.
This led to a discussion about the the book I just finished reading for my bookclub. In it the author has a friend who writes down everything he ever remembered. I don’t have the energy for that, but there were many things in the book that struck a chord with me. Creating a meaningful life. Living a good story.
Tonight I put this on backorder.
If you get a start now and have the discipline to continue I think you'll be glad. The perspective of the present tense is the most real. Reflections from memory use a lens and record a different experience, I think. My litany around writing seems to be would-a, could-a, should-a…. Is it too late?
Daily Gnome says
Never too late!