Make a Memory is a movement, a challenge to turn I wish I had into I’m glad I did in 2015.
Reach out and claim an adventure this year. Make a Memory before it’s too late.
To inspire you, I’ve asked writer/producer Angie Mizzell to recall a time when she made a memory, and what that experience means to her now.
Angie’s so awesome. She gave us TWO memories.
When I look back, I have tons a special memories with loved ones. But trying to determine a time that I made a conscious shift, to take time out to intentionally make a memory? For some reason, there’s not one shining moment that pops out for me — at least nothing in the past decade. There was that time (about 20 years ago) in college when I made a spontaneous road trip from Columbia to Rock Hill to visit some good friends. I missed them dearly, and in an instant,
I decided to bypass the grocery store, get on the interstate, and keep driving until I got there.
It was before texting and mobile phones so I just showed up. I was met with joy and surprise. It was crazy how it all worked out.
That’s the memory that keeps popping up, and I’m searching for something similar in my “today” life and I struggle to find it. And I think that’s because in this season of my life, things are moving really fast. I’m making memories, I know it, but much of it feels like a blur. As the mom of three young children, and as the wife of one amazing husband, I know that these four people are worth every moment that I turn my attention and presence to them. I know I do my best, but as I get older, and as my kids get older, I realize I can do better. This is not guilt talking. I want to do better.
I want to stop more often and look at their faces and listen to their words and make more time to play and just enjoy life.
Because I never regret the moments spent with them. So, even though it all seems blurry and fast-paced right now, with so much to do and kids that won’t stop growing, I know I’ll look back and see a lifetime full of memories. And for that I am grateful.
I’ve attached a photo of a recent morning when my 2-year-old said “I do it.” So I let her.
Angie Mizzell lives in Charleston, South Carolina with her husband and three children. She’s the director and producer of Listen to Your Mother Charleston, a national series of live readings about motherhood. She’s an on-camera spokesperson, and she’s working on a memoir. You can visit Angie’s site Heart*Soul*Home HERE.
Who would you invite to Make a Memory? What would you do together?
Share your invitations on social media with the hashtag #MakeaMemory. Tag your loved ones. Make a Memory in 2015.