The Book of Me, Written by You: Prompt 06 – Diaries & Journals

This is not just about genealogy or family history. It is about a personal journey; a journey of rediscovery of yourself and perhaps your loved ones through your eyes.

I don’t really keep a journal or diary but I do blog quite a bit for the past couple of years and I participated in the 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy and History blogging prompts series and now I am participating in this series. I wrote the previous series as well as this series with my niece and nephews in mind. I want them to know about my life and my views on my personal history as well as historical events which I witnessed in my life.


The prompt for week 6 is Journals and Diaries

Do you keep a journal or diary?
How far back do they go? What do you record?
Where do you keep them?
Do you always buy the same one or vary them?
Have you inherited any?
Do you intend to pass along your journals or destroy them?
Pictures
Do you have a favourite?
What do you use to write with – biro, pencil, ink or fountain pen?


The Book of Me, Written by You

By Julie Goucher 2012 – Anglers Rest Blog – http://www.anglersrest.net

Introduction

The Book of Me is a themed event enabling you to build a “Book of Me” over at least the coming year to share with your descendants, in reality this project can be as long or as short as you want it to be. So much of our time is researching our ancestors, but how much of the incidentals of our lives do we share, or know about our parents, grandparents, siblings and the people that matter to us? It is these incidental snippets that enable us to “flesh out” our ancestors and what more of a legacy could we present to our descendants or future researchers? Over the coming weeks there will be a weekly prompt enabling you to share those details and perhaps include details of things that you know of your parents, Grandparents, siblings etc. This is not just about genealogy or family history. It is about a personal journey; a journey of rediscovery of yourself and perhaps your loved ones through your eyes.

The Book of Me, Written by You: Prompt 04 – Favourite Seasons

This is not just about genealogy or family history. It is about a personal journey; a journey of rediscovery of yourself and perhaps your loved ones through your eyes.

My Favorite Season is Fall.  I love this time of year.  The temperatures have dropped and I can stand to be outside.  There is an air of expectation as everyone goes back to school and summer draws to a close.  The “Boys of Fall” are beginning to play their football games.

The holiday season is approaching.  It is a time for family and friends. I love watching the leaves change and the autumn flowers appearing:  the cascades of mums appearing at every doorstep, the Halloween displays with the bales of hay and scarecrows and the ghosts and bats appearing in the neighborhood trees.

I love the readying for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.  The Turkey and Pilgrim decorations, the recipes appearing in every newspaper and website and Facebook stream, then the sales and decorations for Christmas with the lights, trees, and Santas!

I love the holiday gatherings with family and friends.  I love keeping the traditions of the family alive for the new generation!  Fall denotes the mix of happiness and anticipation of happiness as well as the love of heritage and tradition!


The prompt for week 4 is Favourite Season (s)Why?

A Happy Memory.

Close your eyes and imagine your favourite season – write down what you see, feel, hear.


The Book of Me, Written by You

By Julie Goucher 2012 – Anglers Rest Blog – http://www.anglersrest.net

Introduction

The Book of Me is a themed event enabling you to build a “Book of Me” over at least the coming year to share with your descendants, in reality this project can be as long or as short as you want it to be. So much of our time is researching our ancestors, but how much of the incidentals of our lives do we share, or know about our parents, grandparents, siblings and the people that matter to us? It is these incidental snippets that enable us to “flesh out” our ancestors and what more of a legacy could we present to our descendants or future researchers? Over the coming weeks there will be a weekly prompt enabling you to share those details and perhaps include details of things that you know of your parents, Grandparents, siblings etc. This is not just about genealogy or family history. It is about a personal journey; a journey of rediscovery of yourself and perhaps your loved ones through your eyes.

The Book of Me, Written by You: Prompt 01 – Who Are You?

This is not just about genealogy or family history. It is about a personal journey; a journey of rediscovery of yourself and perhaps your loved ones through your eyes.

  1. I am a voracious reader
  2. I am an aunt
  3. I am a sister
  4. I am a genealogist
  5. I am a cost accountant
  6. I am a friend
  7. I am an animal lover
  8. I am an optimist
  9. I am a pessimist
  10. I am a criminology enthusiast
  11. I am a crocheter
  12. I am a knitter
  13. I am a mystery movie lover
  14. I am a romantic
  15. I am a cousin
  16. I am a family history researcher
  17. I am a blogger
  18. I am a cook
  19. I am a computer enthusiast
  20. I am a website designer
  21. I am a person
  22. I am a scrapbooker
  23. I am an amateur photographer
  24. I am an enthusiastic but not particularly successful gardener
  25. I am a crafter

The prompt for week 1 is a recognized psychology test. Ask yourself 20 times “Who are you?” Each time you should give yourself a different answer and if you can easily go beyond 20 then that is fine too. The last time I did this (December 2012) I came up with 26. This is the sort of prompt that you can redo at various stages of your life perhaps after some changes or at the start of the New Year. This prompt is about how YOU see YOU.


The Book of Me, Written by You

By Julie Goucher 2012 – Anglers Rest Blog – http://www.anglersrest.net

Introduction

The Book of Me is a themed event enabling you to build a “Book of Me” over at least the coming year to share with your descendants, in reality this project can be as long or as short as you want it to be. So much of our time is researching our ancestors, but how much of the incidentals of our lives do we share, or know about our parents, grandparents, siblings and the people that matter to us? It is these incidental snippets that enable us to “flesh out” our ancestors and what more of a legacy could we present to our descendants or future researchers? Over the coming weeks there will be a weekly prompt enabling you to share those details and perhaps include details of things that you know of your parents, Grandparents, siblings etc. This is not just about genealogy or family history. It is about a personal journey; a journey of rediscovery of yourself and perhaps your loved ones through your eyes.