I write to remember
There are many reasons I write.
I write because I enjoy it. I also write because I’m good at it. (And don’t we all like to do things we’re good at?)
But I also write to remember.
I’ve never been one of those people who can sit around and tell stories.
My husband is like that. I lvoe that about him – he’s never without some story to tell.
Often I try to think of stories to tell… and I just can’t think of any. Seriously. It’s like they don’t even exist in my brain.
I know they must be buried in there somewjere, but wherever that somewhere is, it’s not close to the surface.
So one of the reasons I write is to remember.
I really started writing when Levi was a couple of months old. I’m SO glad I did.
Even now I thnk back to those days (which aren’t that long ago) and the details are hazy.
What helps me to remember are the things I wrote about and the things I photographed.
If I’ve somehow captured it on paper or in image, it’s much more cemented in my mind. (Luckily I have thousands of photos to help jog the old memory!)
But what I don’t have much recored abotu are my travels.
This makes me incredibly sad.
I’ve been to around 35 different countries I think, some of them multiple tiems. Some just for fun, adn some with my work.
I remember a story here and there. I remember how I felt. I remember random facts about hte people I met or something I ate or did.
But largely, my memory is hazy.
How I wish little laptops had been available then like they are now!
I’d have volumes and volumes of stories recorded.
I’m grateful to have (already) lived such a full and interesting life.
I only wish I could remember it a little better.
Q for you: Do you write? If so, why?
P.S. This is the same reason I’m a “list person”. I’d remember nothing if it weren’t a part of some list or another. *sigh*
Click Clink Five is a blog by Adriel Booker. | Five minutes a day, unedited. | 2012 All rights reserved. | Adriel also writes on parenting and motherhood at The Mommyhood Memos.