1. I wish I could see the journals of my ancestors too. That would be neat. It’s great to think about blogging as a sort of time stamped journal online.

    I can’t wait to read your finished memoir. You have so much to give people as a writer. I find your journey to be inspiring and it will help so many.


    1. Thank you Sarah! That means a lot.

      I’m also glad I’m not the only one who wants to know family history and record it haha.

      By the way…you didn’t really answer my question 😉


  2. Have you read Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides? It goes a little beyond just family history, but your description of the book made me think of it. Definitely check it out, if you haven’t. One of my all time favorite books.

    I often wish I knew more about my family’s past. Throughout my life, I’d hear bits and pieces of things that seemed interesting, but as the years went on, I never bothered to ask for more details. I have tons of cousins in Cuba that I’ve never met and realistically, never will. My side of the family is really just down to me, my mom, her fading sister and two cousins. My daughters will likely never meet anyone else on my side, which is sad, but I guess that’s just how it goes sometimes. All I can do is make sure they know me at this point. So, I guess that’s what I want to leave for them. What form that would be in is I guess up in the air. There’s blogs and pictures and my music collection. Old home movies from when I was a kid. And talking to them. Making a lasting impression just by being there for them.


    1. I haven’t read that yet, but I’m going to add it to my reading list!

      I wish I had kept all my journals from when I was a kid/teen. I also wish I had the patience to keep one now.

      I think my cousin said there was a service in which you can get all your blog posts printed off in a book….that’s pretty rad. Expensive but rad.


  3. What I wish to do and am working on is to tell the stories of my ancestors. I know the stories will never be complete but it will be better than a blank canvas. I have already learned that part of who I am is because of people who live and died over a hundred years ago.


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