You’ve Got to Tell Your Story

You’ve got to tell your story before it’s time to go – Neil Young

Neil Young

Neil Young

The church I belong to relies on it’s members to fill the organization needs. Everything from leadership to teaching is based on calling members to positions of responsibility and the member willing to do the calling on a volunteer basis. The reason I mention this is I was asked to fill in for one of the youth Sunday School classes. The lesson I taught was of the value of keeping a journal.
I have journaled in one form or another for years. In my early years of marriage, I kept a daily journal. It was a glorified weather report from what I remember. You know. “It was hot today’” But I do remember adding details of my life in abbreviated form.
A few years ago, I decided to start blogging to hold myself responsible on weight loss. I quit when I reached my goals. In the meantime, I started to get bad headaches, eventually got diagnosed with a subdural hematoma and immediately underwent 3 surgeries to correct the problem and try to solve post surgery complications. Not only did I have to learn to walk, talk, go to the bathroon and swallow again, I regained the 110 lbs I had lost. I have recovered most of the way, but I still suffer from sevier fatigue which has put me on long-term disability. I decided to start blogging again to help others who are struggling and also blog my recovery process. I have also learn a few tricks along the way and have a perspective on life which I feel is unique based on my experiences and observations.
The point I’m trying to make is to tell your story before it’s too late. Your descendants and others will benefit from you perspective. Your life and experiences will benefit others. Capture those ideas before you forget them.
Hang in there and I will too!

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      I have been blessed with being able to run with a subject. One thing I do is if I have an idea I would like to blog about, I save the idea to Evernote and tag it as a blog idea. That way I don’t forget and can usually hit the ground running with it.

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