30 Days to Becoming Unforgettable – Day 29

30 Days to Becoming Unforgettable – Day 29

Day 29 - My Favorite Things When we are looking for a ray of sunshine on a bleak and stormy day, what memory can we recall that will see us through? Why is this memory special? How did this memory help us through tough times? Do we do anything special to create more happy memories or do we leave it to chance? Are there particular people or is there a certain period of time are usually in these happy memories? Journaling is more that writing down your thoughts, it can be a resource to turn to when we need support, reassurance and hope. Continue reading

30 Days to Becoming Unforgettable – Day 28

30 Days to Becoming Unforgettable – Day 28

Day 28 - Traditions Our family traditions can assume many forms, like Hot Cocoa and popcorn on Sunday afternoons, or a bowl of Snow Cream made from the first snowfall, to name just a few. What are your family traditions? How did they start? Traditions can be the glue that helps hold a family together and can provide a strong foundation for building lasting family bonds. Share yours and write them down in your journal so that future generations know how they started or why they are so meaningful. Don't have any? Create some! Continue reading

30 Days to Becoming Unforgettable – Day 27

30 Days to Becoming Unforgettable – Day 27

Day 27 - What Are Your Priorities What does success mean to you? What does it look like? When I achieve ________, then I will know that I am successful. Our success is determined largely by what our priorities are. So, take a minute to think about that and begin journaling about that. Now, where do you invest your time and energy? Do they reflect your priorities? We often need a reminder to focus on what matters most. The expedient can take our lives hostage and our priorities, can get lost. Don't let things that matter most be forgotten or relegated to last place. Continue reading

30 Days to Becoming Unforgettable – Day 25

30 Days to Becoming Unforgettable – Day 25

Day 25 - 25 Things You Don't Know About Me This is "speed drill." Number your paper from 1-25 and quickly write the first things that come to mind. We all have some quirky, funny, weird or just downright strange things about us that most people don't know about us. Maybe we think that is a good thing, or maybe, it is these undiscovered truth that will help us become more endearing and memorable to our future generations. Don't be shy and don't deliberate too long - just write in your journal today! Make your journal writing easier by using these journal prompts. Just keep writing! Continue reading

30 Days to Becoming Unforgettable – Day 23

30 Days to Becoming Unforgettable – Day 23

Day 23 - Work, Job or Career What is your job and do you like it? How did you get started? What did you want to be when you were a kid? If you could start all over again would you choose the same career or do you wish you could do something else? How did you discover your career? Is it your passion or is just means to an end? What advice would you give to those wishing to follow you and just getting started in their careers? Would you steer them on the course you took or would you warn them to turn their ship around? Continue reading

30 Days to Becoming Unforgettable – Day 22

30 Days to Becoming Unforgettable – Day 22

Day 22 - My Family Wears Fur Are you an animal lover? Pets for many people are part of the family. What role have your pets that you have owned played in your life? Are you cat person or a dog person? No animals - why not? Do you prefer a certain bred? How many pets have you owned? How did you acquire the pet and what happened when the pet died? People can tell a lot about us by our pets or lack there of. Share your favorite animal stories. Continue reading

30 Days to Becoming Unforgettable – Day 19

30 Days to Becoming Unforgettable – Day 19

Day 19 - Our Siblings Our brothers and our sisters, sometimes we love them, sometimes we wonder how we survived with them - but don't let anyone say anything about our's right! What are some of your favorite stories about your siblings. Are they horror stories of the mischief and mayhem and stories you could use for blackmail? What do we do if we do not have siblings to write about because we are the only child? Do you have a friend that is like family? Or write what it was like to grow up without any siblings. Our relationships with our families all helped to define us. How has yours defined you? Continue reading

30 Days to Becoming Unforgettable – Day 15

30 Days to Becoming Unforgettable – Day 15

Day 15 - Educate Me Are you smarter than a 5th grader? What kind of student are you? What was your favorite subject in school? Everyone has a philosophy about learning and education - what's yours? Did you inherit that thinking or did you break the chains of tradition? My dad was one of the smartest people I know. Always reading and learning until the day he died. But, he couldn't stand formal learning and never made it through college - had no tolerance for the hoop-jumping. Did that attitude pass along to his children? Take a guess, only 2 of the 7 children attended college. Today's challenge is to take a look at your beliefs about education. Where did they come from and are they ones that you want to pass on to the next generation? What would you have rather studied or are you satisfied with your choice? Where did you wish you had gone to school? Do you really wish you had studied harder? Education is a privilege  -  what do you want to record for you posterity that Continue reading

30 Days to Becoming Unforgettable – Day 14

30 Days to Becoming Unforgettable – Day 14

Day 14 - My Best Advice All of us have learned something along our path that is worth sharing, some wisdom - if not that, at least it is a cautionary tale. If you could have a sit down with your younger self or better yet, as I don't always listen to myself, picture your grandchildren. What would be your best advice? What wisdom and knowledge could you share about: dating parenting career education finance health You don't have to be an expert, but you can share what you have  learned from the school-of-hard-knocks. Maybe it won't make a difference...but, what if it did?     Continue reading

30 Days to Becoming Unforgettable – Day 13

30 Days to Becoming Unforgettable – Day 13

Day 13: Social Media in Your Life When was the last time you actually wrote a real letter and mailed it through the post office? When was the last time you wrote a text, instant message, sent an email or posted on Instagram or Facebook? Digital messaging is how most of us communicate, especially with our younger generations on a daily basis. What will remain of these conversation for our posterity? I still have the voicemail that my now deceased father left on my phone and will play it from time to time when I am missing him.   So, today's challenge is to go through your emails, your text conversations, etc. and save them. I took a screenshot of my texts, I exported emails to evernote and also printed certain letters to save. My son who is a junior in college at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks is majoring in wildlife biology seldom calls, but he will text. I use text messaging to have conversations with him. Saving some of these texts, that capture this Continue reading