| Written by Ronnie |
Based on this post that I wrote and the feedback that I received, I've decided to create a mini series made up of short reflections on the heart of memory keeping.
Contrary to what many people might think, memory keeping takes time and effort. And above all, it requires focus and discipline.
Yes, to be a memory keeper is to practise the art of discipline.
It's about setting up routines and following through with them.
It's about establishing workflows that facilitate the process of documentation.
It's about creating daily and weekly habits.
It's about blocking out time each week, and not compromising on that block of time.
It's about doing the same thing over and over again.
It's about not procrastinating.
It's about saying no to distractions.
It's about picking up your camera every day, because you've said that you would.
It's about organising your photos, even if it seems boring.
It's about sitting down to write, even when you might not feel like it.
Yes, practise the art of discipline today.
And like all art forms, it will be hard to begin with. But the more you practise, the easier it gets and a better artisan you will become.