I’m going to admit right now that I totally stole this idea. I believe I read it in an article, but regardless, the best ideas have already been created, so I’m just going to use someone else’s genius. And you can too. Every year we reflect back and say, “what did I do this year?” And we think about it and maybe can recall a few things we’ve done over the past 365 days.
So this year I’ve decided to embark on a craft and social experiment. Let’s get one thing straight: I’m not a crafter and I don’t DIY. But this is something even I can do.
I’m going to buy a bunch of blank business cards and every time I or my son does something memorable, we’re going to write it on a card and throw it in a jar. These memories can be large in scale, e.g., took a trip to Hawaii, or something noteworthy like scored a goal, got an A on a test, or for me, didn’t curse during my commute (this would be epic and near impossible).
And at the end of 2015, we can pull these out of the jar and truly know what we did. I might even get crazy and put them in a scrapbook when we’re done, but I won’t promise anything. Actually, scratch that. Who am I kidding? Judging from the stash of photos and cards shoved in the corner of my bookcase, I know I won’t ever scrapbook anything.
Have you ever done anything like this? If so I’d love to hear about it. And if not, I’d love you to join me on tracking our year. I’m curious if knowing I’m marking milestones will somehow influence my behavior or O’s in any way. Time will tell. Oh, and not to be outdone, Cindy is embarking on her own DIY memories project too. Check it out. She surely will be more creative than I.
Ready 2015? Let’s do this!