I have been anxiously awaiting the new year to start writing in this little journal. Truth be told I am terrible at keeping journals, I start them and then they end up sitting on my nightstand collecting dust. I have three beautiful baby books for my children and I have hardly wrote anything in them. Just looking at the books is like a big old punch of guilt right to my gut. I really want to be a become better at documenting. I want my kids to be able to have something physical that they can sit down and read through twenty years down the road and re-live moments from their childhood through my words. Ryan and I are constantly saying, “Asher said this today…” or “Abram did this…” I’m not going to be able to remember all of the precious little things they say and do, and I HAVE to put my bad journaling days behind me and start anew.
So, meet the One Line A Day journal. This little guy is going to be with me for the next 5 years. Everyday you have five lines where you can write a sentence or two summarizing the highlight of your day. Yesterday’s post:
“‘Me do it all myself, in my tummy!’ Asher after getting out the orange juice and pouring himself his own glass. He made no mess even!”
Easy peasy. I think can do this. I will do this. Telling you all of this is an attempt to make me feel like someone out there is holding me accountable.
Next on my list…going through photos from 2012 and making an album. Photo albums are something I am much better at, but with 128+ gigabytes of images to sort through from last year it is going to be quite the task!
What are ways that you document memories for your family?