Hello 2018! As we begin a new year, I have decided to accept the challenge of posting about 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. I am both extremely excited and quite nervous all at the same time. For me, that kind of commitment is a pretty big undertaking.
As an amateur genealogist and a professional-grade procrastinator, I NEED a catalyst to push me into documenting my genealogy research. While I have the best of intentions on creating a keepsake book of my family research, the realist in me knows that is never going to happen. As an adult with un-medicated ADD, I need a deadline to push me into productivity. I can only focus on small tasks at hand and even then, I know I will get distracted. But, oh, how I love a challenge… and a deadline.
The challenge is to post something, anything really, about one ancestor each week of this year. Whether it is an interesting picture I have run across, a short story about a newly found relative, an exciting DNA discovery, or just my thoughts on why I can’t break through my brick walls, I will
try to post something each week. I hope that I might even coerce a relative or two to be “guest writers” for me to fill in on the weeks that I just can’t muster up a post. Anything that I document and post is better than nothing, right? I know that it won’t be perfect, it won’t be complete, but it will be done. And that, my friend, is progress!
As part of the challenge, I will be using weekly prompts from Amy Johnson Crow as inspiration. Amy provides a weekly email that offers suggestions on the topic of the week. It is free and you can sign up here if you are interested in joining along. I look forward to reading other #52ancestors stories.
Wish me luck!