Why, Why, and Why?

The Final Stretch

If you’ve been joining in over the last few weeks, I'm happy to report that we’re nearly to the end of this quest to understand our memory keeping intentions. So far through our quest, we’ve considered what it is we’re actually doing and what motivates us to do it. Now that we understand the shape (please see my #1, below, for an example) and motivation (#2, below), we’ve boiled down the overarching question to its bare form. Finally, we can wrap our heads around that question we’ve been chasing all along: Why?

Here’s what I know about my own intention so far:

  1. I turn my photos and words into Instagram posts, online articles/posts, and layouts for photo books and albums.
  2. To document and "see" love in the important moments and experiences where love lives.

My MO and “Why?” Challenge

Whenever I have a tough, but focused question, I wind up doing four things:

  1. I jot down a quick, top-of-mind list of answers that feel right
  2. Conduct research on the interwebs to find out how others have answered the question
  3. Think about both lists in the context of my own motivation and behaviors
  4. Jot down my truth with a self-promise of flexibility and mental space to allow my truth to evolve

Which means it’s time to create a quick list.

However, my quick list though quick is never simple. It’s always a bit rich, because I think about (obsess over?) questions and concepts so much—especially, this question. Plus, it seems that my brain loves complexity, though my heart desires simplicity. It’s an interesting struggle towards inner peace!

Still, here’s my list. I document what I do so that I can:

  • Calibrate/re-calibrate to reality
  • Remember what matters
  • Reflect upon and adjust our lives in some way
  • Share my perspective of today with my future self and future others
  • Find meaning

One insight about this process: I’m not very good at keeping a journal. So, documentation isn’t about a having a regular practice of writing for me—though the thought did occur to me. Nevertheless, the idea didn’t feel like a “right” answer, so I left it off my quick list.

Next Steps

Now I’m going to compare my list to ideas from the interwebs. Then, I’ll come up with my own truth and share it in tomorrow’s “Let’s Do This Together!” post.


I'd Love to Hear from You 🙂

Since I see us on this journey to master memory keeping together, I'd like to hear your thoughts. So, let's chat about:

  • Your thoughts and feelings about the post (above)
  • What your're doing this week related to memory keeping
  • Your take on the weekly "Let's Do This Together! challenge

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