Lets do a timeline. These posts have been so serious. Lets lighten things up and record things in a linear way and see a diagram or chart of our life.
I like to use Timeline 3D. You can insert pictures and it can flip around. It is very nifty. I just download the demo and use it. I haven’t actually purchased it yet. I plan to. You can link it to social networks and such with the paid version. If you have family photos from a vacation, of course they need to be digital, you can put them in timeline and it will sort them by date and you can put captions underneath them. If you find another way to do timeline go for it.
Of course you can always write it out or draw a graph by hand – birth to 100 years and insert things into it. I am just too lazy and don’t want to deal with the storage of such a piece of paper.
Importance of a timeline? Well, I like it cause it puts things in perspective for me. It shows me how things actually fell into place. Often I am not sure if something happened in 1983 or was it 85? When I really have to think about how old I was or what grade I was in and get it down straight it is sometimes amazing to realize some events happened before others and in my mind I had remembered them in the reverse and created some story about it.
Also, I do a cheat sheet. I wrote down what year and age I was in each grade so when I remember I was in Grade Seven for something I can pull out my sheet and know exactly what age I was.
Go for it and have fun. Put in all your important years or memories. The time you first went fishing or played golf. Or maybe when your dad finally bought a new vehicle and all your friends were in awe over it. Put it all in there, every memory, pictures too if you have them, and see what kind of masterpiece you come up with.