I was really afraid I’d have nothing to show for this month, other than watching All About Eve. Let me tell you, “Eve” is the original psycho frenemy before there were frenemies. I hate the word frenemy but it’s the best way to describe it.
I finally got another item on my list completed (however small, better than none at all):
4. Leave a note in a library book
This one was somewhat inspired by Pinterest peer pressure. Search for “Bucket list ideas” and it’s always there. I guess I thought it was niffy idea, because while some pre-teens are mall-rats, I was a library-rat. The library was my summer camp, the place I skipped lunch for, a second home. So, as an introvert, library rat, and all-around book nerd (you can check out my book blog at: Vonze Reader) writing a note to leave in a library book felt right.
Sorta like if libraries had greeters, similar to Wal-Mart, but silent. By leaving a note, I am silently greeting the next random person. Someone I might never encounter in my life otherwise. Maybe one of my notes has already been found, or maybe they won’t be found for months or years to come. Like a time capsule. Starting to think this is deeper than being a greeter at Wal-Mart, but you get the picture. It’s been a long day, and I’m trying to get this up before midnight.
And, yes, notes, as in plural, because I have to overdo everything.
I planned a trip to the library to do some ancestry research. My grandmother’s death has inspired me to tweak my family tree. I had my DNA done by Ancestry.com in 2011, but I got busy with college and didn’t really have time to search through the connections. So I’ve taken up the genealogy hobby again…which is another reason my blogs have been neglected.
So, I left one note in an area history book, to encourage other genealogy hobbyists. Researching your family beyond five generations on all sides can get frustrating. I have several dead ends because I don’t know a 4x great-grandmother’s maiden name. I know for some people, it can be even more frustrating than that.
The other note was left in one of my favorite YA books as a teen. You’ve got to encourage the young people. Also, they might be hip enough to look up my account addy on Instagram. Who knows, maybe they’ll say they found my note one day. But, if nothing else, I gave kudos to one of my favorite authors. I’ve seen her speak twice and she is hilarious.
And, while I was in the library, I also worked on “losing a page” for Wreck This Journal. So far, Wreck This Journal has been an annoying experience for me, because I am a perfectionist. I don’t want to smear food on my journal or get it dirty. But maybe I’ll save those pages for last.