15 October 2014

If I could talk to my teenage self, the one thing I would say is ...

If I could talk to my teenage self, the one thing I would say is …  live in the moment. There is so much traditional teen stuff I passed on trying to get ready for life. Turns out the life I was busy preparing for did not work out anyway.

Today's prompt was from: 30 Journaling Prompts for Self-Discovery http://shar.es/1mCyB2

14 October 2014

My favorite way to spend the day is…

My favorite way to spend the day is… researching and writing. Genealogy is by far my favorite thing to do, regardless of if it is for me or someone else!

I get so excited when I find out a new detail or discover a long lost aunt/uncle/cousin! My kids have come to expect when I mention "picnic" that we are packing lunch and a camera and notebook and hitting a cemetery. I enjoy sitting in the basement of the library or the side room at the historical society squinting at microfilm machines and feeling thankful that they accept checks for copies since I will inevitably not bring enough cash.

Genealogy is like a puzzle. Whether you enjoy a 5,000 piece jigsaw puzzle or the New York Times crossword puzzle, we have something in common then!

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Today's prompt was from: 30 Journaling Prompts for Self-Discovery http://shar.es/1mCyB2