Something happened when I turned fifty. I realized I have lived more life than I have left, which creates an urgency to capture those memories before my failing mind loses them completely.
But how do we do that? How do we sift through all the experiences and select ones with meaning to share with our loved ones? Where do we even begin?
Sometimes all it takes is a visit to a local Flea Market. I am always surprised to find momentos of my childhood selling as antiques(?!) But those trinkets begin an avalanche of memories that I can tap into. Keep a notebook handy and write down any ideas that come to mind.
I believe everyone has a heart’s desire – a passion in life – something that grabs our attention with such gusto that it keeps us awake at night. Some of us, however, may find our passions hibernating, or perhaps lying dormant for so long we fear they are in an irreversible coma.
It is vital to reconnect with those passions in life and discover ways to pursue them throughout adulthood. I believe these passions, especially those we’ve enjoyed for years, are God-given. And I believe God would not give us true desires if He did not also equip us to bring them to fruition.
So far this journaling series has focused on Spiritual Journaling and Emotional Journaling. The next few weeks we are going to focus on Legacy Journaling.
I am passionate about writing our stories for future generations. The good, the bad, and all the times in between. I believe we should document our core values, our beliefs, our temperaments, our experiences and then show how they all weave together to create the tapestry of life.
Today we will focus on journaling life experiences.