This is a slightly different take on the memory jar. I figured, most of my best memories should already stand out enough for me to remember them long term or documented somewhere somehow on this blog. So instead of memories, I decided to put my hopes and thanks inside a jar.
I wrote my goals on strips of paper–where I see myself in the next couple of years, what I see myself doing, what I hope I would already have accomplished. I folded them into stars, then wrote the year I hope to reach those “stars”. Then every year, I plan to open them to see how well I fared.
And because often, I neglect to remember all the good things that has happened in my life; the great friends and people who inspire me; the adventure my life has turned into. I decided to write them down as a constant reminder of all the positives, so I have something to turn to whenever I only see everything that has gone wrong.
This was going to be a DIY, but it ended up being pretty straight forward. But here are some notes on what I used for this mason jar project:
- a small square-ish mason jar, which came with a silver lid. However, gold seemed more fitting for this little projects. So I whipped out the gold paint pen and colored it in.
- archival pen (because it might take yearssss before I open some of these things and I wouldn’t want any of the writing to fade)
- card stock and archival paper
I plan on adding to the jar as I find more things to be thankful for and more goals I want to reach. Then hopefully, soon, this little jar will be filled with many great things!
Don’t think it’s too late for goals and resolutions for the new year! Are you done writing down yours? How are you committing to it? Leave your ideas and comments below.