Journal prompt: Is there one person in your teen years who really changed the course of your life by something they said or did?
There were actually lots of people in my teen years that influenced my life. But I can think of one person in particular that changed a lot of things for me. DeAnna Glover (Reeve) is one of my heroes. She is 3 years older than me and is the sister of one of my best friends. This wonderful woman always made me feel good about myself. In a time where I was very awkward and unsure of myself, she had a way of making sure that I felt important and loved. She included me in so many ways. I just loved being around her. Because of that, I wanted to be like her. It was because of her that I found my interest in graphic design. She was awesome at computers and I began watching her do the amazing things she did and it made me want to learn too. I was able to go with her to a class taught at Dixie College where we learned some html and how to start webpages. It was so thrilling for me! I was the first designer of my high school’s website and doing that – I found my place in graphic design. All because D took an interest in me and let me follow her around. Thanks DeAnna – you’re amazing!
Each Tuesday, I am going to be offering prompts or ideas. If you don’t write in your journal regularly – I am going to encourage you to write just ONCE A WEEK and answer the question/idea that I give on Tuesdays. These ideas hopefully will spark a memory and you will be able to capture that in what you write/record so that it can be left for your children/grandchildren/family/friends. Give as much detail as you can when answering.
Will you do this for me? Will you do this for your families? You can write it down in a journal, you can type it up on a computer or journaling software, you can take a recorder and talk, you can videotape your answers, you can even scrap a page with the journaling. It doesn’t matter how you do this – it’s just important that you do it. The memories, the dates, the information is the only real thing we can leave to our families when we are gone.