Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Showing some Memories

I was trying to clean and organise my creative space yesterday but I got so caught up in memories while going through everything. 

As I have mentioned before I love to keep journals and other things, a real memory hoarder. 

These are some journals and note books from high school. They are mainly journals I wrote in with friends. I'm glad I kept these because I threw out my journals from this age group for some reason I will never understand. There are more of these but with us the rule was we keep the journals that we bought so these are just the ones I had bought and I hope my friends kept theirs. 

These are some of my journals from the past few years. I haven't written as much as I used to in high school. 

This little poem thing was written by a friend of mine in one of the journals we shared. When I re read this I was so touched. It was a lovely memory. 

This was from one of the journals with my friends. As you can see, we wrote about boys a lot. I was writing about some guy I had a crush on and how he smiled at me and this was the first time he talked to me. Haha! 

Oh and I wrote a lot on the train and yes back in school I used little circles above my i's and full stops. 

This is from my own personal journal from about 3 or 4 years ago. This is something I wanted for my room. I'm writing about my dream desk. 

There were times when I would write about my fave song of the day and put lyrics.

My journals were dependent on my mood and I would always write what mood I was in before I write the entry. Mainly,  when I read back I can understand why I wrote what I did. It helps keep things in perspective. 

So I hope you enjoyed that. If you liked this, I might share more pages sometime :) Let me know if you are interested in that. 

Oh and on other news. I have a new nephew!! Micah was born yesterday via C-Section. We are going to visit him tomorrow! Can't wait!

P.S. Micaela is giving away her namesake headband over at her blog! Go check it out! x


Karina Pacheco said...

Ahhh!!! Auntie Gracie :) So exciting!! I am SO happy for you and your family. God bless baby Micah!!

I loved this post :)
I have old diarys, and I read them sometimes. It's incredible to read what I thought was the end of the world then, and reading about old crushes and first loves :)

Memories can be good and bad!
I am a memory hoarder myself love!
I've been told to live in the present and not the past! Don't know what to say about that!!

But I love your past journals especially!! Your sanrio one!! Eeee!

Love you xoxo

P.S. you should definitely do this kind of post again :)

jozen said...

congrats auntie!

Micaela said...

i love that you have detailed memories that i wish i had remembered to keep... like the feeling of a crush smiling at you! how it seemed like the end of the world when you'd watch him dance with a pretty girl etc. at school dances lol journals with friends were ALWAYS the best!!

i smiled at your "song of the day"

i really should be better at keeping a journal... i love to write so you think i would be but alas :) what's also fun is seeing how different or the same your handwriting is... i remember when i used to write my "a"'s a certain way etc. lol

CONGRATS on being an auntie again!!! micah is such a great name (and related, a guy in my youth group who i had a big crush on was named micah lol)

THANKYOU for the link to my giveaway ;) i'm pretty excited about my headband by you! <3333


jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

congratulations on being an aunt! how exciting :) !!!
and i LOVE that you kept all of your old journals. i used to have notebooks with friends that we passed back and forth together. i still have a few stored somewhere at my parents house. its so nice to be able to go back and read some of the crazy stuff i wrote. LOTS of leonardo dicaprio love thats for sure. xoxo jcd :: cornflake dreams

Emily's Moose - Karolina Kubikowska said...

These are wonderful! I keep all my journals as well..


Lisa said...

Congratulations on being an Auntie

I love reading old diaries too I think to myself oh did I really wrote that and how young I sound. ha ha

:: Lavender's Green :: said...

Micah is such a cute name! Congratulations!

I love this post, it reminds me so much of myself in high school. I love reading back on how I (over)analysed the way the guy I liked would look at me, or stand near me in assembly or whatever. It's hilarious!

x Jasmine

Sandy a la Mode said...

yayyyy for auntie gracie!! soo happy for you!!!! :)

Chantele Cross-Jones said...

Aww all your notebooks look so pretty. I wrote solidly in a journal for 2 years, that got very angry for some reason and rip them all up, and never wrote in one after that, but I don't remember why either, think I may have just thought what I had written in that time was stupid and silly. I suppose my blog is my journal now.

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k said...

You should totally share some pages!! I love going back to look at my old journals and old blogs...sometimes I think 'who was that person?!'

Tina said...

wow, that's a whole lotta diaries! it must be so much fun reading them again. congratulations on the nephew :)

Claire said...

Ah love this. I think i told you before i got rid of my old diarys, and i regret it badly. That's one reason i started a blog, i thought it would be something that would last and not get thrown away on a whim..x

thegirlhassparke said...

Congrats on being an aunty again!! I love that name so much, just beautiful.
Your journals are such beautiful memories. I wish I had something like this too look back on, my sister had that Winnie the Poo diary :-)

Alyssa said...

i love that you have kept them all!

We had matching journals before we even knew each other! I had the exact same tweetie one :)

~April~ said...

Awe, that poem was sweet! :) We moved around a lot when I was younger, and my journals got lost along the way... I still have a few of them though, and it's always fun to read through them. Mine are also mainly about boys!! ;)

Sierra said...

i just love your journals and how you write - just lovely! you know when i was cleaning out my closet i came across ALL of my journals too and oh my goodness i have so many! i should do a similar post, i really enjoyed yours. keep on writing girl! ;)

OneCraftyFox said...

I used to do the exact same things!! By myself and with my friends... I still have stacks of old journals, diaries and notebooks, lol.

OneCraftyFox said...

Doh! And congrats to Auntie Gracie!! xoxo

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Congrats on being an Auntie! Aunties are the best. The dude looooooooves my lil' sis!

Punctuation Mark said...

that is amazing you're kept all of your journals... i never had the discipline to write on them!

Marina said...

I also keep all my journals and notebooks :) It's great to read them from time to time..
Micah - such a pretty name! :)

littletiara said...

oh! I have diaries up my sleeves too! I'm not even sure how much! Haha.. it's always so fun walking down the memory lane and realizing how many steps you took since then :D

too bad I can't post what my diary filled with, because it's in Indonesian and I don't think my reader would understand, hahaha xD

and auntie! Yay! congrats!

Renee said...

I shared a lot of journals with my friends in high school, so fun you kept them!

Alexis said...

I also have journals in a box that my friends and I used to write in. We used them to have conversations while in class, pretended we were just exchanging notes but in reality sending each other messages. :D