My birthday is coming up and you get the usual questions like ‘what do you want for your birthday?’ It can be tricky knowing what to answer. Of course I am a bit consumer driven, it is just the society that we live in. Of course there are a few things that I would want. But I’m in a lucky position that there aren’t many thing that I actually need. It has got me thinking about what our most treasured possessions are.
Like if there was a fire in your home, what would you want to take with you? I don’t know if they count as ‘possessions’ but of course my children and husband are on the list. Second to that is our memories that we have dotted around the home. Family photos are really the things that I treasure.
I think that is one of the many reasons why I love technology and all of the social media. You have a record of it all. I do need to get better and printing out photos and displaying them. It is just nice to know that they are all in one place. My laptop is pretty much my life and work, so that would be one of the first things I would grab if there was a fire or we had to evacuate in some freak accident. At least I can access the photos from there and I could carry on with my writing and blogging. Thank goodness for a backup storage device too – I guess that would be coming with me too! You can get insurance to cover all of the big things like furniture and TVs. You can replace a laptop but you can’t replace what was on it.
I honestly think, other than maybe my beloved mascara 😉 that there wouldn’t be much else that I would be desperate to take. A phone for practicality reasons of course. Maybe a charger. But that would be it I think.
So when you break it all down, I guess all the birthday gifts are just a little superficial. I think I’d much rather make some memories with my favourite three ‘possessions’ (and then store all of the photos online)!
What would you grab if your house was on fire?