Keeping Memories

Apr 7, 2011 in , ,

This blog was started because I wanted to express myself more, and now it has become a way to do that as well as keep a record of my life to some extent. :)

The human memory is a strange thing. While you probably will remember your last birthday clearly, chances are that it will take you a much longer time to recall what you ate for lunch just last Tuesday, assuming you do remember at all. People tend to remember important events and big milestones, but often times we won’t remember the little details that made us so happy or the thoughts that ran through our heads at that time.

That’s why I feel strongly that all of us should keep a log of our lives. There are so many ways to do that. Blogging, keeping a journal, photography and scrapbooking are some of the popular ways to keep memories. Photography is a little more difficult in my opinion, because it requires you to express what’s going on in still images instead of explaining everything out, which is why I have chosen blogging and journal keeping.

I like to write about what I’ve done during the day, but it’s also important to write down how you feel about things. Knowing every single detail of what I’ve done isn’t really going to matter that much if I don’t know whether I was happy or sad.

But when you write down how you’re feeling, you might face a certain dilemma that I often come across myself. Without a doubt, everyone wants to remember the happy times, but what about the sad ones? Do we want to be reminded of the times when we’re upset the next time we read what we wrote? It’s good to write about the sad things sometimes though, because it’s always feels good to let out pent-up feelings.

That decision of what you write is completely up to you, and you can also choose to have a private journal for your eyes only, or a blog that is open for the whole world to see. It’s a good experience, and it’s a really nice way to be able to relive your happiest of memories in to future. However way you choose to do so, I really hope that you’ll decide to keep a log of all of your memories, because whether you think so or not, each memory is unique and beautiful in its own wonderful way.