If you are someone who doesn’t want to forget every little detail about a great time, like me, this is the QUESTION. I find myself always trying to capture the moment on my camera, or jotting down words that describe it, while also trying my best being present. And it’s hard! I take my phone out to take a video, I put it away so I can have a real conversation with a real person, as I’m talking to them I’m trying to come up with words to describe what is happening, then I remember I have to be in the moment… I’m all over the place.
Here’s the thing. I don’t want to put my phone completely away, because I actually love looking back at all the videos and pictures I took of trips or friends or whatever. But I also don’t want to be a slave to details, or be that person who is behind her screen all night long, instead of having fun and talking to people.
A happy medium is hard to come by, but I often find that keeping my phone near me, in case I need to pull it out for a quick second, is enough. I also try to write thoughts that come flooding back to me in the next couple hours after the event. And I also have to realize that I’m not going to remember absolutely every detail of everything. Some memories are inevitably going to fall through the cracks, and somethings are meant to be enjoyed in the very second they are happening. Details might slip away, but usually, you can remember how you felt in that moment.
If anyone is looking for a million dollar idea: a camera that you can implant into your brain that records and plays back all the memories you want to keep forever. You can have trademark as long as I get the first product.