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…