Thursday, July 21, 2005

Making memories of us.

Hey all! I'm so glad that Tracey is letting us share in here blogging experience. I'm Shellie, her friend from college and a few years after. I am a country music fan and one of my favorite-no-my favorite song on the radio now is by Keith Urban called "Making Memories of Us". He sings "I'll earn your trust making memories of us", so it got me thinking about making memories and actually remembering them.

I don't live in the same town as my parents so I only get to see them about once or twice a month and many times while we are together my mom will say "We just making memories together" when we are not really doing anything spectacular. Like when we drove in one night late and instead of going to bed the girls stayed up talking for another hour or so even though we knew we'd be tired the next morning. We didn't watch a movie or go out shopping, but we just talked and laughed a lot. I don't want to forget that memory or the feeling of absolute love for my mom and my sisters.

I am slowly (very slowly) working on a scrapbook of a trip I took about 4 years ago. Since it has been 4 years and so many other things have happened since then, I have started to forget people's names and the places that we went. Thankfully I kept a journal on that trip and wrote down a few of the things that happened while I was there and I was able to journal this in my scrapbook. I also wrote down a few non-exciting but funny moments during that trip. I reread through it so I could get names and places and came across the funny stories that I had forgotten about and I laughed again. I would have never remembered if I had not written it down. It made me laugh then and it made me laugh a few weeks ago. It's like recycled joy!

I think that is why I really like the blog concept. It much easier for me to sit at the computer and write something than it is for me to actually write it with a pen and paper. And you can write about non-earth-shattering things too- like your addiction to coffee (so Tracey did you kick the habit or am I going to find receipts for a vanilla latte in the Egg next time I come down?). There was one thing that my Intro to Business professor said that really stuck: If something is important, write it down, your head is not big enough to remember it all. So even if you don't have a blog, write things down. Write down the good stuff-and the bad stuff (if you learned from it) and years down the road you may get a chuckle from remembering your memories!


1 comment:

tracey said...

Shellie, I won't answer whether there are any of those latte receipts in the Egg...nope, won't do it. =)

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