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Journaling Prompt #22 – You Are Tagged

October 22nd, 2008 by Avital

My childhood I was tagged by Hagit and by Anat, both are very talented Israeli artists (who also have another day job…). Even if you do not understand Hebrew, I highly recommend visiting their blogs for the visual inspiration.

The rules of this meme are simple:

  1. Link to your “taggers” on your post.
  2. Include the rules of the meme in your post.
  3. Write 7 random facts about yourself.
  4. Tag 7 other bloggers and notify them by commenting on their blog (I’ll skip this part, sorry, I’d rather leave an open invitation).

As I am trying to keep this blog as useful as possible for you, I will write a few words about this “tagging meme” and why I think you can benefit from playing along with it.

I am a great advocate to preserving life’s stories. I have even suggested to precede the stories to the photos. I believe we should give as much attention to the memories and the stories behind the yellowing photos as we give to taking and keeping the photos. I would even go further more and bluntly say I believe we should give more attention to the words.

However, saying it is much easier than actually doing it… If we are not used to recording our life’s stories than we have a life time of catching up before us… So many stories to tell and no idea where to start.

The “tagging meme” is an excellent place to start. By choosing 7 random facts, you are starting the documenting process. You can have several “tagging” sessions and add more and more random facts, as you are coming up with them. The first set of random facts would naturally be the most memorable and maybe most defining and you can go on from there.

So, for this week’s journaling prompt I challenge you to start documenting your life’s story by picking 7 random facts about yourself and writing them down.

Here are seven random facts about me:

  1. When I was a baby I was abducted from the supermarket (and was found shortly afterward). A crazy, childless, woman just grabbed my stroller and ran outside the supermarket, while my mom was picking up vegetables 🙂 I guess I was a cute baby 😉
  2. I have just celebrated my 28th birthday in Barcelona (I was born in 20.Oct.1980).
  3. As a lawyer I used to spend every free lunchtime I had (with no meetings or other obligations) reading scrapbooking and writing blogs and buying supplies I had never had the time to use.
  4. I have an addiction problem. I do not drink, do not smoke and never did/do/will do drugs – BUT I am addicted to Pringles. I am especially addicted to “Rice Infusion Sweet BBQ”. Yikes. (Any tips for a quick withdrawal, anyone?!?)
  5. I cannot hide resentment (particularly when someone lies to me), however, I have no idea how to cut myself off from a negative/harmful/annoying friend.
  6. I used to believe in magic and fairies. I especially remember a story my sister used to tell me about a magical typewriter that fulfills all your wishes, when you type the words ‘I wish’ in it. I used to spend a lot of time looking after the secret recess in the wall in which the secret typewriter is hidden…
  7. I have an obsessive compulsive need to wash my hand after touching a mop or a bin lid… (and I can’t stand when people are throwing the cleaning cloth in the sink after they are done. Arghhh.)

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Tell me 7 random things about you, I’m curious 🙂

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4 Comments to “Journaling Prompt #22 – You Are Tagged”

  1. This reminds me: I wanted to tell you that I WILL write a post for that meme you tagged me for… so I haven’t forgotten. But it typically takes me a long time to get to these things. So just know that I haven’t forgotten!

  2. Rivi says:

    I recently started wandering the blogosphere… I must admit that although I started it as a source of inspiration for my creativity which was in a coma for a long time, it always fascinates me to read also about the person behind the creations… I totaly agree with the fact one should pay more attention to words…maybe because I am a book worm; maybe because a good story can win them all. Since I am thinking now about a blog of my own I would like (in your permission)to use your open invitation and start it by writing the 7 most substantial facts about myself.
    Thank you for inspiring me.

    • Avital says:

      A. Thank you!!!
      B. You are very welcome.

      I’ll be looking forward to read your 7 random facts, so feel free to leave a link yo your new blog’s post 🙂