Tuesday, February 20, 2018

My Memory Keeping Plan 2018

It took awhile for me to get back on my normal self and normal routine. And it took me like forever to be comfortable again with memory keeping, taking photos and be happy. February feels the right time for me to move forward. I have been doing a little bit of memory keeping here and there. I need to simplify my process of memory keeping so that I have a place to go to when I want to reminisce my life in the future.


Ever since I discovered my passion for photography back in 2000, I have been taking photos of almost anything. This obsession later evolved into scrapbooking and now into project life style of memory keeping. I love documenting my life because I only have one life to live and I don't want to miss out on the little things. 

Now, people no longer take out their camera and take photos anymore. People use their phone to document their lives and most of the time these memories sitting quietly on a phone for years to come without have any meaning and emotions attached to it. I want this year to be the best year yet for me and my family. I want to live life to the fullest and document them.

Here are a few things I plan to do with memory keeping in 2018;
{Simple = Done} is the philosophy I want to adopt 

1. I want to do Week in a Life Project in June and December - Taking photos daily of my everyday and document them somewhere. I haven't decided yet.

2. Do morning pages in my DayOne App - stream of consciousness type of journaling. I tried to do this every day but so far I have managed to do this once or twice weekly. It's a practice I want to turn into habit. Well habit takes time and I am determine to make that happened.

3. Project 365 - Even though I didn't officially announce I am doing Project 365 this year but I am doing in behind the scene. I want to capture my life in the most intimate moment which I don't think is suitable for public. I want to be free of any rule with this project. So I have been keeping this journal entry in my DayOne app on a regular basis


4. Project Life / Scrapbooking - I am going to continue making project life layouts using Project Life app. Once in a while I might try to make complicated pages by using multiple apps but most of the time I am going to keep things simple- photos- journaling- one or two cards. At the end of the year I will print these Project life pages into a photo book


5. Digital Art Journaling - this is something new I am trying this year. I am using Goodnotes app in iPad Pro for this project. I am trying to make a page a day in February just to satisfied my needs for writing and doodling.

6. Gratitude Journaling - I am also trying to practice being grateful this year. It's a habit that I want to develop which is kinda hard when you are facing with life difficult challenges. I might not capture photos for this type of memory keeping but focus more on documenting thoughts, emotions, feelings on things that I am grateful for. This require a lot of thinking and exploring in the beginning if you are not used to it.

I hope I am not forgetting anything. I love memory keeping in any form. I hope one day I am able to fall in love with videos. It sure would be nice to see my past in a video format. But the problem with technology it keeps evolving and I am not sure if the video format of today can be accessible in the future.

I hope this will inspire you to think about your memory keeping plan this year. Keep on living life and make memories. 


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