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Apr. 30th, 2009 02:25 pm
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For those of you not reading elsewhere, yesterday I created a map of my first twenty-four years, give or take. It's still a work in progress, but was a lot of fun to make--a little wistful, a little cathartic, and a lot of what makes me who I am.

I recommend making your own, whether you share it with the rest of us or not. It's a useful way to document your existence, and a novel way to bring a sense of narrative to your life.

The cartography of my life isn't in any particular order--outside of the order I entered 'em, but I'll arrange it to give it some flow and narrative when I've got a few more entries in.

Date: 2009-04-30 08:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] resk.livejournal.com
That looks daunting.

Date: 2009-04-30 08:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fancycwabs.livejournal.com
Daunting ha-ha or daunting weird?

Date: 2009-04-30 09:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] loree-borealis.livejournal.com
Neat. How long did it take you to do that?

Date: 2009-04-30 09:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fancycwabs.livejournal.com
Really only about as long as it took to write everything. The map does all the work, as long as you're capable of finding things on a map (either by hand for woods and baseball parks, or by googling street addresses for homes etc.) I think I did most of it between 10 and midnight last night.

Date: 2009-04-30 10:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] luckimunki.livejournal.com
I started mine! There's a lot more to put down, but I added the basic stuff like homes, schools, jobs...

Date: 2009-05-01 04:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fancycwabs.livejournal.com
Excellent!
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Date: 2009-05-01 04:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fancycwabs.livejournal.com
Start by clicking "My Maps" Then create a new one.

You'll need some sort of account, of course. I don't know if you have one set up with Google or not.

Date: 2009-05-01 11:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] redtheblue.livejournal.com
My life as a map would make about as much sense and be just as edifying as the career of a quantum particle, and I'm even superstitious that observing it would alter the outcome.

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