7 Days of Lists: Leaving a Legacy

I had the privilege of growing up with an awesome grandpa.  He enjoyed learning, nature, exercise, writing, and making lists (truth be told my grandma did too).

I got that listing bug big time…and frankly, listing can be compulsive for me at times as I try to sort out goals, to-do’s, finances, etc.

So, what is it about list making that is so gratifying?  I guess it’s just getting the clutter out of your head and organizing it in some way.

Well, on top of being a list maker, I love to journal and preserve a slice of history within its words.  I journaled my way through the tumultuous teenage years, pregnancies, and from my first born on.

Coming into this new media age, I have discovered some awesome ways to preserve and well build a written legacy to pass down through the generations.  Book Blurb is my new found joy outside of blogging.  If you are anything like me you should check it out.  Uh, you can turn anything into its own book!  Isn’t that soo neat!

{ Which makes me think I am going to yard sale my scrapbooking
 stuff because it has been collecting dust just waiting for me
 to move to page 2 on my 11 year old’s baby book.
Five children later, I am thinking it’s just not my thang!
Who’s with me?}

With Book Blurb you can archive all your Instagram photos (as soon as I get a new phone, I am hitting that site) into an album for the bookshelf.  How cool is that!  One thing I plan to do is turn all my past and future blog posts, including pictures, into a book.  Now that is amazing!  It no longer has to sit in cyberspace; it can now be history passed down to your kids.

So that’s why I am doing these lists for the next 7 days and more in the future.  It is a quick way to add to your life’s journal without having to journal for hours.  Follow these ones if you’d like or make up your own. This can be done on your blog, your computer, or the hardbound journal type.  Let me know how it goes!

Here are the lists for the next 7 days: 

List 1: I am looking forward to…
List 2: For Lent I plan to…
List 3: I am praying for…
List 4: My goals this year are to…
List 5: My hope for my marriage is…
List 6: I will not worry…
List 7: I want my children to…