Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Project Life

I was just viewing Becky Higgins blog today and read a letter by a 56 year old woman named Karen,  whose children are now grown. She came across some old letters from her father from back in the day. Reading her letter made me stop and think about my future.

What do I want my children to remember. What questions might my kids want to know about? What answers can I provide for them now? What would they want to know about? My history. Where I came from. Who I was. What my personality was like. Where I grew up. What my house looked like. What I enjoyed doing with them. What did our bedrooms look like? What did that shed outside look like? What were my parents like? I have old letters from my father too and envelopes and letters that I have saved from my mother and father. I like that I can see what their handwriting looked like. I am sometimes afraid that my history will be lost if I don't record it. If someone doesn't record it. That is where Becky Higgin's Project Life comes into play here. I have done a digital version, am currently working on another digital version as well as the traditional paper version.

On the days I feel like I am "falling behind" with Project Life, I remind myself that it is not about falling behind... it's about recording life. Any amount of recording of my life is important. Falling behind doesn't leave behind parts of my history... nor does stressing over it... just recording any part of it...does.

Note to self: Don't stress. Just do it when you have the time.

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