I keep this blog as much for myself as I do for anyone else. It is my place to record my thoughts, my favorites, my children's lives... the things we all want to keep, to cherish. Today as I read Ann Voskamp's blog about creating a visual journal, I was inpired to document all her links in one place so that I can come back to this post when I get ready to make one for myself. (Must buy supplies and carve out some time first.)
I absolutely love this idea-- it lines up with my life management notebook and appeals to the part of me that, as Shannon Woodward said in her note to Ann, wants to pause, to linger, to remember. A visual journal reminds me that there is managing life... and then there is savoring it. Both are important. Both are relevant. Both are necessary. My thanks to Ann for reminding me to balance my life by remembering the best parts of it-- all the little things that make up my days. And forgive me for occasionally using this blog as a personal repository of things I need-- I hope it benefits any of you who find yourselves here.