Write a personalized journal that documents “what happened today.” This is an old-fashioned activity that creates memories for the writer and records what occurred on a specific day. Journaling is one of the most effective and engaging ways for individuals to develop a love of writing. This type of writing also offers room for creativity and self-expression. Individuals who keep regular journals tend to be more in touch with their feelings and more comfortable expressing their opinions. Try to write with great detail so that a descendant one hundred years from now in 2120 might understand your thoughts and experiences. Simply use an unused school notebook or a laptop/computer to record your reflections. Some prompts for writing might include:
- What have you been doing to keep busy each day while you are off of school and staying at home? What might you rather be doing? How are others in your house staying busy?
- Who have you been keeping in contact with and through which social platforms are you using? What are your friends, neighbors, and relatives been doing at home?
- What is happening in your town, state, country, or world that you would want a descendant to know about in the future?