2004-2012 Oct 2016
“Whether you’re keeping a journal or writing as a meditation, it’s the same thing. What’s important is you’re having a relationship with your mind.” – Natalie Goldberg
A continuation from Fine Things, this blog is a collection of thoughts and photographs documented into three different categories: Living, Space and Time. Some writings either fall into several categories or none. A journal and an e-album dedicated to our boys, Ian and Sean, I’ve imagined them reading the entries long after. It’s mostly about them and moi – on memories, spaces, and moi being home and outside of home muddling through -trying to keep the balance.
Journaling about them (and whatever comes to mind) has truly been an awesome journey. It was fun though a bit hard keeping up. Their first year was filled with milestones and memories — the first smile, tooth, steps, words, and lots more (recorded in their respective blog. Yes, I even created one for each!) The big question is, “did I manage to capture it all?” The answer is No.
As a Mom or parents, we definitely want to capture those special moments because we know these moments pass just too quickly. However, documenting these memorable times is not as easy as we think. Frankly, I practically lost it halfway with Sean’s firsts. To make documenting easier, I took loads of pictures. With loads of pictures at hand and physical scribbles here and there, blogging came in handy. I’m happy to have what I have. It’s almost like I captured it all. Well, almost!
In 2014, I changed the blog name to its current. After some years of blogging, I guess I outgrew the blog name and needed a change. A refresher so to speak. Started blogging before Ian was born; he’s now 11, Sean 6. How time flies! I just can’t imagine ceasing my existence in the blogosphere now. I realized that writing my thoughts down no matter how frequent and short keeps me sane, grounded and in touch with my life quests, whatever they may be! Most definitely, it helps in recalling events or things that I’m otherwise unable to recall in such detail.
The truth be known, I love journals, journaling, or anything related to journals. Guess I picked this habit from Dad. He taught me how and what. Dad turns 80 this year. He still writes and keeps a diary/journal. I guess I love the idea that we’re able to re-read what we’ve written. Like how Sara Sheridan puts it, “Reading through old letters and journals is like treasure hunting. Somewhere in those faded, handwritten lines, there is a story that has been packed away in a dusty old box for years.” Sometimes too, what we have written could serve as reminders and life lessons; they paint a picture of events and of who we are at that point in time.
So, the plan is to continue this effort or rather interest way beyond the kids’ baby book. That’s the plan!