Looking back at your creative projects

“The horror of that moment,” the King went on, “I shall never never forget!”
“You will, though,” the Queen said, “if you don’t make a memorandum of it.
White King and Queen in “Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There” (1871) by Lewis Carroll

It’s the end of the year 2011 — time to look back on 2011 and on the creative projects. Personally, I end the year with creating a life-newspaper. I have already described it in a posting here, or in an older one here, but I really think that it is very helpful to create one document each year containing the major events, products and the like.

I mean, who reads a diary anyhow, but looking back at the salient highlights of the year, jotting them down, putting in photos, creating a few pages of condensed “this was my year stuff” — that’s something different.

Hmm, and 2011 was — interesting. I’m looking forward to creating this year’s newspaper. I will be the only person who reads it (it is very personal), but over the years it will remind me of 2011. And given that I used the Momento App quite thoroughly this year, I will have a lot of fairly accurate data/material to reflect upon and to condense on a few pages.

Hmmm, and I think I’ll read some of my old life newspapers first … I wonder what happened in the last few years that I cannot remember today but was important for me.

Update 1 — Life Newspapers of the Previous Years

Merde … okay … skimming through 2006 to 2011 was interesting … you get the highlights and the really, really bad moments in one go … quite the emotional roller-coaster … not bad per se, but intense, very intense … like I said, I can strongly recommend doing so … you learn a lot when you reflect over the years …

Update 2 — Momento App Text and Pictures

And merde again … going through the photos/screenshots saved in the Momento App is another roller-coaster … given that I read most eMails on my iPhone (when I’m not working), I made screenshots as well and saved them in the Momento App … this gives a very … intense (for the lack of a better word) review of 2011 … the kind of “going through the images and suddenly noticing that your chest constrains from the emotions you feel” type of feeling … it was an interesting year …

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