We are ever-evolving, we keep moving forward, it is nature’s way, but sometimes when we move forward without looking back, are we missing some keys or clues to potential growth?
One way to look for these clues is in keeping a notebook.
The writer Joan Didion believes that a notebook is critical because it’s a record of “how it felt to be me” at a particular time. It’s a record of the people we used to be, she says. And we tend to forget these people we were. We tend to lose these parts of ourselves if we don’t have them written down.
We think we’ll remember ourselves in certain moments — especially big moments or the really challenging times. But, as Didion says, “We forget all too soon the things we thought we could never forget.”
When we dig deeper into ourselves, we can make better decisions that honour who we truly are, because we know who we truly are. We can spot patterns, improve our choices, and create meaningful lives.
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