Welcome to Memories Instead of Things!
I’m Tasha, the author of this blog. I was born and raised in Dawson, GA (Tha 229 baby!), and now reside in the Metro Atlanta area. I have an amazing family; my husband T who I have spent the last 15+ years of my life with, my daughter, RiahLynn (12) (check out her blog here) and sons JaBo (7) and TJ (4).
Life has continuously thrown me curve balls. I planned my adult life when I was a teen. I knew I was going to attend Spelman College (I graduated, but that is a story for another post. lol), live in the city, become this great educator , have a huge house (bbbwwahhh on a teacher’s salary), get married, and have 2 kids all by the age of 25.
God must have gotten a good chuckle out of my plan. I wasn’t totally wrong, but my timeline and order was waaaayyy off.
As you can imagine, I have learned a lot of things along the way. One of the most important lessons that I learned was to stop focusing on things.
I was consumed by having things, giving my family things, so I got totally lost in those things. One day God decided enough was enough. He literally laid me on my back for 6 weeks . During that time I learned that my family was the most important and most neglected thing in my life. I decided to that it was time to focus on our memories instead of things.
About the Blog
I want use this blog to document my family experiences together. What Types of Things Have You Found While Cleaning Your Garage? is a post that explains how family travel became important to our family. We have traveled and experienced so many places as a family since that day, including traveling to 16 states, 3 countries and my many trips to my happy place; Disney.
However, most of those photos and videos from those trips go to the memory card or cloud graveyard. I want my kids to grow up and be able to look back at each of our experiences and remember how much fun we did or didn’t have.
I also want to share with you the things that I have learned and will be learning along the way. I am a firm believer that you never stop learning (the educator in me). Life is full of lessons and tests.
I want to be able to help others through my experiences. You might learn something or enjoy the moments that we share. Either way, I am glad you stopped by.
Get ready to enjoy your time with us.
You are always welcome to join our memories!
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