Do you ever stop and think about what you used to do? Like before you were married, before you had kids, when the kids were little?
I wish I had kept a journal my whole life. Seriously. Because I would love to go back and see what a day in my life was like especially in college and being newly married.
In college, I worked full-time and went to school full-time and studied a lot so I’m sure that’s what my journal would say. I worked out hours and hours too. But I would love to go back and see on a Saturday in 1995 that Beth, Molly and I walked to Dairy Queen to get a Blizzard, came back and watched a movie, went to a hockey game and out for coffee. I remember that’s what we did, but I wish I had details.
What did Matt and I do on a Saturday when we lived in our apartment that took 30 minutes to deep clean top to bottom and no kids there to mess it up? I spent a lot of time working out and doing lesson plans, but what else? Did we just watch TV? It seems like a million years ago. I have specific memories but I wish I had more.
What was it like when I was pregnant each time? After they came home? When Olivia was first born? I’m so glad I started writing in this space so that, 10 years from now, I’ll have specifics.
Have you always kept a journal? What did you used to do??? Most days I can’t even remember why I walked upstairs…
I hear ya! I love talking with old friends because I get reminded of so many details from high school/college/prekids that I’d forgotten. I love writing things down now….and I have a bajillion pictures that help spark my memory too 🙂
Pictures!! Me too…thank goodness. Have a great day!!Tiffanywww.elastamom.com
Facebook is like my journal. Which is sad!
Me too, Kitch!!! Have a great day!!Tiffanywww.elastamom.com
I think about this all the time, Tiffany! I didn’t start writing until I had kids and I often wish I had a journal to look back at. What did I do with all that time before I had my three? I know that I felt busy and overworked then (just like I do now), but what was it exactly that was taking up all my time? Hmm…making I’m just a complainer. 🙂
I am so glad I started by blog with my son was a baby – I feel like I wouldn’t remember nearly as much otherwise!
I often debate about starting a journal…but the few times I have done it, I end up cringing when I re-read it because it sounds so silly/embarrassing! Maybe if I just think of it as jotting down memories instead of feelings, I could do it.
You’ll be so glad to have your blog! Have a great day!!Tiffanywww.elastamom.com
I often wonder the exact same or I think back to the days when I polished my nails ALL the time. The second there was a chip in one I would polish them again. Now? I’m lucky to take a shower.
OMG, me too. Have a great day!!Tiffanywww.elastamom.com
Sometimes I go back and read facebook messages, skype chats, emails, etc. to get a feel for how life was five years ago. Glad I started a blog during my first year teaching! It’s already fun to go back and re-read!
You’ll be so glad you have those memories written down! Have a great day!!Tiffanywww.elastamom.com
I journaled on and off in college, but never wrote consistently. Looking back always offers perspective.