Travel in time, keep a diary and get back to be ten.

If only I could be ten, again

Writing every day for 365 days, I’ve learned to keep a diary.

What if I kept a diary since I was ten?

I would have written about the world I created.

I would have written about the sweets that I ate.

I would have written about the friends I met.

I would have written about the dives I took.

I would have written about the notebook that I bought, and that I never wrote on.

I would have written about the lego bricks I combined.

I would have written about the drawings I drew.

I would have written about the Big Jims I broke.

I would have written about the Barbies I kidnapped. They’re fine now, thanks.

I would have written about the Commodore Vic-20 I worshipped.

I would have written about the pile of magazines I read. Or not.

I would have written about the slaps in the face that I took. I’m fine, too, thanks.

I would have written about the explosive laughs I had with my father.

I would have written about the sleepless nights I had with my mother.

I would have written about the pasta I ate with my granny.

I would have written about the long walks I had with my grandpa.

I’m not ten anymore but I could have been ten again if I’d kept my diary.

Write every day in your diary and keep it. You’ll be ten forever.

Travel in time, keep a diary and get back to be ten.
Write every day in your diary and keep it. You’ll be ten forever.

Thanks to Luke Cannon.


This is Essay 28 of 30 in my challenge One Year Writing: 30 Lessons Learned in 30 Days

  1. The Journey is the Purpose (16 Nov 2020)
  2. Writing is Thinking (17 Nov 2020)
  3. Write a Lot to Write Well (18 Nov 2020)
  4. Creative Loneliness (19 Nov 2020)
  5. Be Less Ambitious, Be More Consistent (20 Nov 2020)
  6. Writing builds your networks (21 Nov 2020)
  7. Connect ideas now (22 Nov 2020)
  8. Writing improves your memory (23 Nov 2020)
  9. Writing makes you a better observer (24 Nov 2020)
  10. Writing sets the focus on yourself (25 Nov 2020)
  11. Dissolve your distractions (26 Nov 2020)
  12. Writing reduces your jargon and slang (27 Nov 2020)
  13. Walking generates ideas (28 Nov 2020)
  14. Writing is like drinking coffee (29 Nov 2020)
  15. Creativity makes you happy (30 Nov 2020)
  16. Be smart, let it go (1 Dec 2020)
  17. Writing is a process (2 Dec 2020)
  18. Automate repetitive tasks (3 Dec 2020)
  19. Publish text as digital text, not images (4 Dec 2020)
  20. Why asking questions? (5 Dec 2020)
  21. Facilitate growth by tracking habits (6 Dec 2020)
  22. Type more, type faster, type better (7 Dec 2020)
  23. Transcribe your thoughts to become an effective communicator (8 Dec 2020)
  24. Write daily to become a better manager (9 Dec 2020)
  25. Do it small to do it better (10 Dec 2020)
  26. Don’t lose your mind. Back it up (11 Dec 2020)
  27. Write daily to enhance your reality (12 Dec 2020)
  28. If only I could be ten, again (13 Dec 2020)
  29. Writing compounds despite everything (14 Dec 2020)
  30. The habit of building habits (15 Dec 2020)

Senior Experience Designer. 25 years designing, developing, writing, speaking, facilitating and teaching.

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