A bit of a deeper note on here today; I want to talk about memories. Creating them, looking back on them etc. So here it goes.
I am a very sentimental, nostalgic person. This can be a good thing and a bad thing. I love to look back on good memories I’ve had and wish I had a time machine that could sweep me back to those times. It also makes me very upset and sad to look back on good memories, because I sit there and ask myself, ‘Why isn’t it like that now?’. I think I’ve come to the conclusion that you grow up. People change. But it also crosses my mind that, only you can make these good memories happen. You are living in the now, the present. You need to get up and go and make those memories, so in years to come you can look back and go ‘Those were the days’, and feel happy that you made those memories.
I believe taking pictures is one of the best ways to capture memories. No I don’t mean instagramming everything possible, I mean taking your camera out and capturing the special moments. Where you can put them on your laptop, tuck them away in a little album and then go through them when you want to go back to those times. You can also see how you’ve grown and changed, for the better usually. Polaroids are coming back around, and I think that they’re such a lovely way to capture a memory. However, digital photography is just as amazing. You can capture people in their natural state, you can capture raw memories. They’re the best type of photos in my opinion.
Diaries, and journals are another way to collect your memories. These aren’t always your best memories, and sometimes involve you pouring your heart out onto a page when you’re feeling your worst. Sometimes not the nicest memories to visit, but they’re real. I write in my Q&A a day, every day answering the question they give me. I’m so excited to look back in years to come and see how my answers develop. That’s the wonderful thing about them, you can compare how you felt then, to how you feel now and feel grateful.
I guess what I’m trying to say, is you must make the most of now. You’re living in the present, you’re alive and free to do whatever you want. Think when you’re 80 years old, sitting looking back on old photos, journals etc and feeling so happy you did what you did. I look back on memories I made two years ago, and I’m so happy I did what I did. I must admit I miss those times, the summer of 2013 was definitely one of the best I’ve had in my life so far. Anyhow, this is why I’m making this post to say live in the now, the present. Don’t miss an opportunity to capture good times, you’ll thank yourself in years to come.