Wednesday, February 11, 2009

One Life to Live

Here I am getting ready to teach Web 2.0 to teachers and decided it was time for me to start my own blog. Journaling is nothing new to me. My fourth grade year is totally documented in my first diary. I later decided that I would document my high school years. Yes, somewhere tucked away in a box is a green five-year diary that has a blurb for every day of my high school career. 
I journaled the first year of my two sons' lives. They each have a calendar for their first year with every FIRST imaginable. I taught English for several years in the late eighties and early nineties. My students had to do journals weekly, so I took this opportunity to also journal. 
Then my husband died unexpectedly in 1997, so the journaling began again. I documented the next years of raising two sons through their junior high years, high school, and college. Also in this journal is also the experiences of finding my second love in life - Rick.
Someone once said that people take a lot of pictures because they are afraid they will forget the past. I think I journaled because I knew that I would lose my memory and forget many of the details of my life. Therefore, I have always had the need to document my life. No it has not been that exciting or dramatic, but God has showered me with many blessings that I want to remember and from the soap opera title it has been my "one life to live".

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