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May 20, 2015

The Importance of Writing Down Your Memories

Why you should keep a diary of important events...

I think the favorite thing about my blog and my videos is that they are little memory boxes for me to look back to. I have grown so much in these past five years and that growth is immortalized in this space.

But even with my personal posts on RebeccaKelsey.com, there are pieces of my life that I forget to capture. Little things that I forget to record. I feel the weight of those missing memories every now and again.

Because I wanted to remember every detail of my November wedding, one of my goals for April was to finish my diary wedding album. The album I used had little spaces next to each photo to write details and dates, so I used that space to make a running diary of my wedding. The album was fairly large so I put together photos from every wedding event, from my dress fitting to my honeymoon. I filled every space I could, even mentioning how Chris had impulsively shaved his beard a few weeks before the wedding and regretted it immediately.

My favorite part about our wedding wasn’t the ceremony itself, it was all of the tiny moments like Chris’ beard and the fact that me and the bridesmaids had to hide parked behind a dumpster when we arrived because Chris and his groomsmen were running late and got to the parking lot seconds before us.

One of my upcoming goals is to create a home diary/album sharing our journey to becoming homeowners. I want to remember how difficult it was to get our first place and how cute our starter furniture was. I want to write down how all of our friends and family came over the first day to help us pack, how we woke up the next day at 6 AM —  so excited to start our first full day in our new home, and even better that I slid down our stairs (I’ve always wanted stairs) on a packing box and fell on my butt. I don’t think those are the moments I’d remember 10 years down the road.

These little moments make the big ones more special, you have to write them down (or vlog them) to keep them fresh and with you forever.

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2 Comments

  • Manpreet

    Aww Rebecca this is such a great idea! :D I’m such a hoarder when it comes to “memories.” Like I have a huge “memory box” where I keep little things like movie ticket stubs or birthday cards and stuff and I absolutely love it. I never even thought of blogging as a way of writing down your memories…that’s so neat! Good luck with your home diary and hopefully we’ll get to see some sneak peeks of it. (; Hope you have a wonderful week!

    Lots of Love,
    Manpreet

    May 26, 2015 at 12:53 am Reply
    • Rebecca Kelsey Sampson

      Thanks Manpreet! I have a keepsake trunk in my closet filled with old sketchbooks and journals actually, haha. I do want to share some of my home journal once I have a style worked out.

      June 3, 2015 at 11:19 am Reply

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