Why Writing Down Your Memories Is Important

Why Writing Down Your Memories Is Important

Life is filled with so many great moments, why not try to remember them all?

At the beginning of this summer the first thought that crossed my mind was: "WOW, senior year flew by!" On college move-in day in August, I thought: "WOW, the summer flew by so fast!" And now, with fall break approaching next week, I'm thinking: "WOW, my first semester is flying by so fast! How is it already fall break?"

As I get older I'm realizing that time is going by so much quicker. I am also realizing that I haven't really taken the time to think back to the past memories not only from previous weeks in college but also from high school and even earlier. Our society is so focused on the future and what we will do next week, next month, and next year that we forget to just take a moment and relax in the present moment. I have found that a good way to ease my mind and take time for myself is to write down memories. These memories could be from ten minutes ago, yesterday, or ten years ago, whatever comes to your mind at the time!

Writing down your best memories is a therapeutic way to put everything in your life into perspective, and it'll also improve your mood. I was reading through my journal and I re-read a memory from 2008, and I couldn't stop laughing about how different my life was back then compared to now! Sometimes it's good to realize how much has changed, or how much hasn't in your life - because that will make the future seem less daunting.

Another good thing about writing down your memories is that you can write them down now and read back at them in a few years, which will make them seem even better! My parents, over 40 years later, still talk about their college experiences, and I would love to make sure I have something tangible to remember my experiences also.

So, if you ever feel bored, overwhelmed, nostalgic, homesick, or sad, writing down your memories is a great way to pick yourself up and give you a better outlook on life. By remembering all the great experiences that have happened in your life so far, you can look forward to the future without worrying too much because you know there will be many more memories to write down in the upcoming weeks, months, and years!

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15 Texts We'd Get From Dogs If They Had Thumbs

"If you're reading this, send Milk Bones."

Let's be real, anyone who has a dog knows that it if we could, we would text our dogs all day long. If they could text us, our thread would look something like...

1. "Are you coming home soon?! Let's go out!"

2. "So not to be weird... but you never ended up answering me last night... Am I the good boy? Idk I just want to be clear on our relationship I don't want to be lead on if I'm not."

3. "The cat is being such a bit** I literally can't stand her"

4. "Hey, just wondering, are you going to wear those black booties tonight? If you are, I'll chew the zipper out of the brown ones instead."

5. "Okay, so don't freak out, but something not so chill happened on the rug..."

6. "Are there any leftovers in the trash? I'm not gonna get into it, I was just curious. Love u."

7. "If you're reading this... bring Milk Bones."

8. "Hey, what's for dinner tonight?! Purina again?"

9. "Miss you!!"

10. "Are you gonna eat that food on the counter or is that for everyone? Asking for the cat."

11. "I LOVE YOU"

12. "OMG, I can't wait for you to come home on break! Can you sleep in the guest room tho? Mom said I could have your room when you moved out. Love u!"

13. "Ice cream date later?!"

14. "We should go for a walk I need to get my ass back in shape for summer. You should be my workout buddy!"

15. "Netflix and chill tonight?"

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What Your Favorite Thanksgiving Food Says About You

What Thanksgiving food is your favorite?


As Thanksgiving is fast approaching and family members start rolling with loads of food in tow, figure out what your favorite Thanksgiving food says about you.

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You are a traditionalist, you are dependable as well as patient. You depend on your dish to be there and you are patient as others argue over dark to light as you know there will be plenty to go around after the mad rush is over.

2. The Stuffing

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3. The Mash Potatoes 

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While some will consider you basic and they aren't wrong in thinking so but you do occasionally add some spice to your daily planned out routine. The pondering question of to add gray or to not does add a little mix into your life.

4. The Rolls

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5. The Cranberry Dish

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You are sweet and sassy, when life becomes tart you sugar coat your problems in a way that keeps you from having to deal with them directly. So as the weather begins to get icy think about meeting your problems head on!

6. The Vegetable 

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7. The Pie

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