Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Family History TuesdayZ | Teen Years Influence

Here is this week's journal prompt :

My Memories :
There were actually lots of people in my teen years that influenced my life. But I can think of one person in particular that changed a lot of things for me.

DeAnna Glover (Reeve) is one of my heroes.  She is 3 years older than me and is the sister of one of my best friends. This wonderful woman always made me feel good about myself.  In a time where I was very awkward and unsure of myself, she had a way of making sure that I felt important and loved. She included me in so many ways. I just loved being around her.  Because of that, I wanted to be like her. It was because of her that I found my interest in graphic design.  She was awesome at computers and I began watching her do the amazing things she did and it made me want to learn too. I was able to go with her to a class taught at Dixie College where we learned some html and how to start webpages. It was so thrilling for me!  I was the first designer of my high school’s website and doing that - I found my place in graphic design.  All because D took an interest in me and let me follow her around. Thanks DeAnna - you’re amazing!

Each Tuesday, I am going to be offering prompts or ideas. If you don't write in your journal regularly - I am going to encourage you to write just ONCE A WEEK and answer the question/idea that I give on Tuesdays. These ideas hopefully will spark a memory and you will be able to capture that in what you write/record so that it can be left for your children/grandchildren/family/friends. Give as much detail as you can when answering.

Will you do this for me? Will you do this for your families? You can write it down in a journal, you can type it up on a computer or journaling software, you can take a recorder and talk, you can videotape your answers, you can even scrap a page with the journaling. It doesn't matter how you do this - it's just important that you do it. The memories, the dates, the information is the only real thing we can leave to our families when we are gone.

If I come up with other family history ideas - I will be sure to share it here too - and if you want to share with me your ideas - that would be wonderful and I'd be glad to share them here too. Just comment here or email me at dedesmith32@gmail.com.

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