Have you all heard of the app Timehop? I know you have, I’m always late to the party when it comes to technology and what’s cool. Well, if you haven’t, it’s an app that turns back tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiioooome (sorry I was possessed by Cher there for a second) and you become like Marty McFly and go back in time and visit a time capsule of that day in your history over social media. Timehop Abe (that’s the cute little dinosaur) is your guide through your digital past, and with the help of your linked Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. feed, he reminds you of what you were doing on that day a year ago, 2 years, 5 years…depending on whether you posted and how long you’ve been on that platform.
Well! That got me truly thinking. I’ve been keeping a diary since 1998, when I started university. Back before Facebook and all the other fun stuff, back to a time when people still took pen to paper! It’s not so much a journal, as I don’t talk about feelings or emotions or any of that crap, I usually just jot down appointments, where I went for lunch, what shifts I did at work (as I was working casually or part time), dinner plans, movies etc. you get the drift. Well I thought wouldn’t it be great to dig up all these old diaries and see what was happening on this day (January 12th) for the last 17 years! TALK ABOUT A TRIP BACK IN TIME!
I knew there’d be blank dates (I know I’m fabulous, but even this little girl as quiet days) but I thought I’d note them down here, and show you a day (remember, January 12th) in the life of Rosie Rockets…and I truly was Rockets by this stage as that nickname has been with me ever since 1998.* Feel free to skip this if you’re bored…we’ll meet again at my next post. But for those interested, let’s journey back in time……
Sunday, 2014 – Saw “Saving Mr Bank” at the Sun Theatre
Saturday, 2013 – Chiropractor + Acupuncture appointment at 4:30pm
Thursday, 2012 – *blank*
Wednesday, 2011 – *blank*
Tuesday, 2010 – *blank* sheeeeesh this is interesting YAWWWWWWWWWWWWWN
Monday, 2009 – Massage appointment at 6pm
Saturday, 2008 – Morning run. Went shopping with mum & dad
Friday, 2007 – Morning walk with Kris. Dinner at Sam’s Boatshed
Thursday, 2006 – Late night shopping at Highpoint with Alex
Wednesday, 2005 – *I was living in Nottingham, UK* Gym. Dinner with Alex
Monday, 2004 – Lunch with Lettice & Iris
Sunday, 2003 – *I was living in Osaka, Japan* Last full day in Japan! Lunch at Okonomiyaki with Shannon and Bryce. Dinner at El Poncho with Shannon, Lauren, Colleen, Steve, Kristy, Randy & Sheldon
Saturday, 2002 – Shopping, more stuff for Japan. Went to Night Cat with Tez, Mars, Lee & Austin
Friday, 2001 – Worked 8-4pm. Saw “Book of Shadows – Blair Witch 2” with Tez
Wednesday, 2000 – Went to Ante’s house – watched videos (VIDEOS!)
Tuesday, 1999 – Casino and the city with Ivanka, Romana & Tina (Tez’s family from Switzerland)
Monday, 1998 – City with Paul, more plans for Ballarat *I was about to move out of home, to go to University*
I loved doing this and it reminded me of why I started (and still continue) to keep a diary in the first place. Flipping through the pages and having lots of memories come flooding back. It’s great to be able to see where you were in life – good or bad, and it’s a fabulous reminder of how far you’ve come.
Do you keep a diary? How long have you been at it?
*A little Rosie tidbit to add to your collection
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