Recently I wrote about my renewed interest in structured journaling, centered on the functionally and elegantly phenomenal software Day One. My first goal with this project was to migrate my giant, million-word RTF into discrete Day One entries. I’m happy to report that I’ve achieved this.
I enjoy remembering my life, reminiscing, reflecting, and learning about myself just as much as the next person. Almost everyone keeps a journal, and I’m no exception in that regard. However, I have recorded much more than quotes, tidbits, or random thoughts for each day. Journaling my own life in more and better ways has become one of my greatest passions.
My memory sucks.
At least, I’m pretty sure it does. People around me (in general) seem to remember more details, more nuances, more aspects of the things that we experience mutually. This has frustrated me for over a decade. I would like to remember more of my days, more details about them, and why they were significant.