I find myself wanting to record A LOT more stuff lately. Basically, I want to write my own memoir while I'm living it, instead of looking back when I'm old, and writing it then, like so often happens with people. Wouldn't it be wonderful to have such a descriptive journal for yourself when you're old? "I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train," as Gwendolyn would say from, The Importance of Being Earnest. So often, I look back in my life and I ask, what did I do that year? I have a journal, but it's sparse. I have the blog, but it's sparse too. I want to capture the every day things. I am just enjoying life so much right now, I want to squeeze out every drop of loveliness. I really take joy in recording the little moments that stand out to me. To others, they may be trivial, but to me, they are precious. Lately, I've had inhibitions about posting such minutia, worrying about people thinking, "Why did she post that? Who cares that she thinks she made the best waffles ever this morning?" Or I worry about things being taken the wrong way. But I want to record those things. I want to remember that moment, and what it felt like, and other little snippets that went along with it. I shall call it, "The Well-Recorded Life." So, if I post frivolous things, that's why. I may end up going private, or may start a secret blog, who knows. But, that's where I'm at for now. Not that anyone needed to know.
A few years ago I read books on journal-keeping. They were amazing. The way these authors could capture moments was flawless and astounding. They could make the smallest things, so profound. It breathed life into me. It made me realize that the small moments, are often the best.
One thing I love about the internet is how it has allowed people to see different lifestyles on an every day basis. People can better learn how THEY want to live, because they can see and read about so many other people's daily lives. Some lifestyle blogs are just fascinating to me.
I could go on, but that's enough.