I can’t say that I feel really old or anything but as a guy in my late 30’s I often wonder where the time has gone. I sometimes find myself thinking about things in my past when I was a kid, and sometimes I really have to squeeze my brain to get those memories to come back out. I think that is an example of what happens as we get older.
We begin to forget the fine details of the things in our past and we may even add things into the reality of those situations to make up for the lack of remembering everything. In a way this is a bit sad. I like to think that I will always be able to hold onto those memories in my mind of the good times when I was much younger, but I don’t know if that is even possible.
Since I noticed this strange phenomenon, I decided to start writing my memories down. I figure that in 40 years when I can’t even remember my own name I will be able to go back and read over my life history and maybe the written words will spark that part of my brain that remembers pieces and parts of my past.
It seems like the only way to keep the memories alive and because of that, I am going to do my best to get it all down before it becomes so unclear that I wouldn’t know if I was just making things up.
Getting older is scary to me sometimes. I still feel like a kid most of the time but every now and then the years of my life rear its ugly head in the form of back pain or memory loss and it really reminds me how precious our time here really is. We need to take advantage of every day we have and we need to make as many new memories as possible so that we have something to think about when we are old and unable to make many more memories.
I have heard it said that life is just a ball of memories and I suppose that is true. We do things in our lives and then we move to the next adventure forgetting about the last one until we decide to go back and think about it. We file everything away in our brain thinking that it will always be there.
How many of you are capable of remembering every detail of your childhood? If you can and you are my age or older, I commend you on your remarkable abilities. If not, you are much like me and for that reason; maybe you should start writing down your memories too.
I would also say that for those of you that are able to remember your past, you should think about writing it all down as well. You never know when you will start losing those pieces and parts of those times gone by and since they are fresh in your memory banks, it would be a great idea to get them down on paper.
Think about how interesting your life would be to read about. Think about your children and grandchildren and how interesting it would be for them to have a document that contained your own memories of your own life.
I personally wish my grandparents and great grandparents would have done that. It would be so interesting to me to be able to read about what they did and what they felt back when they were living life to the fullest.
So this is the time my friends, it is time to get those memories down and make sure that you have a way of remembering those things when your memory banks no longer can. You will not only be doing yourself a favor, you will be giving the family something to cherish. In a way, you will live forever in the words you write and the memories of your incredible life.…