In my last blog, Defining my Dash, I committed to writing about my personal history, the dash between Birth and Death.

““A life that is not documented is a life that within a generation or two will largely be lost to memory. What a tragedy this can be in the history of a family. Knowledge of our ancestors shapes us and instills within us values that give direction and meaning to our lives.”  Dennis B. Neuenschwander

There’s a particularly Mormon sentiment to this quote not surprising given its source. But it’s worth reflecting on how much we are shaped by the history of our ancestors, if at all. Perhaps I’ll write about that in due course.

To reflect on my whole dash, a bit of structure and focus is needed. The way I’m going to do it is through #52Stories. That’s one a week, for the quick ones reading this that adds up to year.

52 Stories may sound like a lot, but breaking it down into a list of questions actually feels like its going to be a struggle to fit it in. So here’s a list;

  • Goals & Achievements;
  • Thoughts and Values;
  • Occupations & Hobbies;
  • Home;
  • Health;
  • Education;
  • Mothers and Fathers;
  • Travels;
  • Holidays & Traditions;
  • Events and Milestones;
  • Loves and Friends;
  • Causes and convictions;
  • Music, Books and Art
  • Pets…

Time to stop planning and move onto storytime.