Wednesday, February 9, 2011

My Life in a Book

You may have noticed that I've posted some of my old entries within the last week. It's my attempt at getting back to posting more frequently, and I'll probably do it again this month. Especially some of the ones from 2009 when I only had about 40 followers or so, hopefully if I have "re-runs" from that year, you've not read it yet!

My favorite part about looking through old entries is that it's made me get out my Traveling Light book. That's right. I have it in book form.

You see, my sweet sister had my blog turned into a book for my 30th birthday. So all of my writings from 2009 are in hard copy form. It is like reliving moments I had already forgotten about. It really makes me smile since I did a pretty good job of writing down silly moments - like this one - or frustrating moments - like this one or this one - throughout the year.

I need to turn my 2010 writings into book form as well. It's something I want to do every year. I sincerly wish I had started writing A LONG TIME AGO. How fun would it be to flip through the pages of a book from 10 years ago? Or 15 years ago? Boy, that would be a good laugh, wouldn't it - reading the drama from the teen-aged me?

And I wonder what I will think when I look back at what I've written. When I'm 50 and I read about potty training, will I just smile and think, "Oh, Chrissy...don't you miss those days?"

I guessing that's exactly what I'll say.

I would strongly encourage you, if you have a blog, to turn it into printed form. My sister used to do mine, and I'm very happy with how it turned out. I would also encourage you, if you don't have a blog, to either start one or find a way to write down the day-to-day happenings in your life. In the olden days, it was called a journal! You'll be glad you did. Really.

"Today is where your book begins, the rest is still unwritten."


Amy said...

I just ordered Year 2 of Herman Nation in book form from! Can't wait for it to arrive. I agree with you. Blogging has been one of the best decisions of my short life as a parent. I agree that you go back and look at things, and you've already forgotten about them. Great memories, right there in your hands!

Kelley said...

I've been keeping journals since I was 10. Yep, that's right. I can read all of my "important" thought from 4th grade on. Mostly, it makes me know that

A) In a few years, I will probably think back on today and realize how little I knew.

B) Most of my troubles only seemed horrible because I was in the middle of them and couldn't see God' big picture yet.

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas said...

new follower. I love the idea of having a book form of your blog! That is great!

I just recently started blogging but I will ahve to remember that for when I've complied at least 1 year!


accesskas27 said...

Now I can post!!! Woohoo... I just wasn't logged in.. silly me! :-)

This is the blog that inspired me to come back to this world. Thanks girl... you are an inspiration as always!

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