Monthly Archives: May 2018

My First Steps to Success in Blogging

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It’s Alive!!!!

My blog has gone live!

As of May, 2018, PreserveYourJourney. com is up and running! If you’ve found this post, then you have met me at the early stages of blogging.

My purpose in these entries is not so much to give you all the step-by-step details about how to get your blog up and running. For that I would send you to the place where I found all my instructions and encouragement: The 30-Day Blogging Fast Track course offered by ItsALovelyLife. com.

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Beginning My Ancestral Journey

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Twenty-six years ago, I began my journey into genealogy. My mom had been interested for a number of years and I had an aunt who had been looking into one side for a while. My daughters were just 2 and 3 at the time. Mom and I had been talking about family stories and we just decided one day to jump into the “gene” pool and see where it took us.

We started in the most obvious place… Write down what we “know” and then… “Let’s talk to our older family members…….” Continue reading

Beginning to Blog

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I started a personal blog about 8 years ago. It’s purpose was to give me a reason to write… something of a novelty dream of mine. I’ve never considered myself good, but always thought it would be cool to write books, fiction most probably.

Not being highly motivated, it became another form of a diary for my thoughts and opinions… a 21st century diary of sorts.

But the blogging bug never really went away. It just sounded “fun”.

Today I entered the blogging world with another purpose… Continue reading

Future Past Memories

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The following is something I wrote several years ago, but has been in my thoughts lately. Take the time not only to Preserve Your Journey but also to create the memories that WRITE Your Journey.

 

Today I spent the day visiting my past… college days from some 30-ought years ago. Took my daughter (21) for our third venture to my college Homecoming. It was a beautiful day but strong winds and cool/cold temperatures.

We arrived early with the hopes of connecting with some college friends, but timed things poorly. The day’s events were pushed back later in the day then I had expected so we roamed the campus (although a small campus indeed) for several hours visiting a few of the campus buildings and taking a few pictures and remembering a few stories. Continue reading

Welcome to “Preserve Your Journey”

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Grab a seat and a soda (or “pop”, lemonade, coffee, iced tea, wine…. or whatever suits you best) and put your feet up for some time to focus on your own personal journey as I share my own. This blog is born from a love of family and a desire to preserve what is possible for generations to come. That includes the stories, images, beliefs, goals and mementos of our treasured friends and family members.

My love of genealogy (the investigation into our family history) and photography, coupled with a family that loved to tell stories, has sent me in pursuit of ways to preserve MY journey. Continue reading