Monday, September 12, 2011

Your Story is Important



I found a great article on Ancestry.  We tend to dismiss our own experiences as not important enough to write down.  But they are important and future generations will treasure them just as we treasure the diaries and letters of our ancestors.  

4 comments:

  1. Happy to find your blog! Good luck writing for two! :-) I have trouble keeping one blog going! LOL!
    I'm going to read the article from Ancestry you've posted about. I've never written anything about myself and you're right, I may have g-grandkids some day that might be interested!
    Love your work!
    Cindy (Genealogy Circle)

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  2. Thanks Cindy! I keep telling myself that the quality of my writing really won't matter much. They will love it anyway. Now I just need to take my own advice!

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  3. You have a great blog...what a gorgeous header! I am your newest follower.

    Anyhow, several years ago, I learned the truth about writing things down, so I have been keeping a family journal since about 2003. My real intent was to have a record of the things we so easily forget. After all, life is made up of simple, everyday moments. I mean, most of life is not lived on a vacation or doing anything grandiose, so we need to record those "simple" things so as not to forget them.

    Fast forward to 2011...I have gotten into genealogy, and I am wishing I had started journaling 30 years ago...and I am wishing my ancestors had journaled and tht I discovered one of their journals. I would LOVE that, so that is what keeps me faithful to continuing to journal myself...the knowledge that future generations will want to read about my "ordinary" life, just as I want to know more about my ancestors' "ordinary" lives.

    Sorry for the rambling comment.

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  4. Thanks Patti. I am so bad about journaling consistently. But I'm trying to do better. Its so important.

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