Record a bit of you… EVERY DAY
My wife blogged back in 2002.
We were taking a trip to Ireland — our first trip together as a couple. My wife had read about this thing called, “blogging,” and encouraged everyone who might have any semblance of interest in tracking our trip to subscribe to our blog and when we had the chance, we’d pop into an Internet cafe, pay a few bucks, hop online and post an update.
This “blogging” thing blew everyones’ minds. At least everyone who had any interest in reading what she wrote and following our journey. I think our parents checked in, and maybe my sister. Suffice it to say it was a hit.
Fast forward to today and I brought up the blog apropos of a funny moment that had us encounter a ram, chewing on some hay, on the side of the roadway. We got out of the car to get a closer look. As soon as he saw us, he stopped chewing. And I flipped out. “He stopped chewing,” I yelled. And we retreated back to the car. It’s all fun and games 14 years later but I was terrified in the moment. I’m such a pussy sometimes.
I bring this up because it was great to look back and read about our experiences a lifetime ago. And I encourage everyone to try and do something like this. It doesn’t have to be in depth. In fact, I use Day One to capture 4 or 5 lines of my day, every day, so I can trigger my mind to remember moments in my life that without recording don’t stand a chance.
Try it out. You’ll thank me later. (It’s all about me.)