“Youth can not know how age thinks and feels, but old men are guilty if they forget what it is to be young” — Dumbledore, Order of the Phoenix.
I recently re-read all the Harry Potter books and when I read that quote in the midst of following Harry’s difficult journey, it really spoke to me.
I thought, how would you avoid this? How are you supposed to remember what it is to be young as you age?
I’m young now, I don’t want to forget what I’m like when I’m old.
I kept thinking about this into January, and when the new 10 years challenge took Instagram by storm it became even more important to me.
Photos of me in 2008 and 2009
I would be lying if I told you I remembered any of these moments, much less how I thought or how I behaved.
Clearly photos aren’t enough to satisfy that main question. But videos could be.
So I’m going to start vlogging again, just for myself. And not necessarily about something interesting, I just want to tell my future self about my current self and how life is going. How I feel and how I think.
Maybe if interesting things are happening in my life I’ll edit it together and post it. But right now it’s more important to just film. I don’t want to forget me.