If you feel like life is passing you by rather quickly then you are totally correct. Time goes by faster and faster each and every year. If you want a good way to preserve life as you know it I would recommend making a film documentary. I would call it filmmaking for memory making.
Videos can be made with your smart phones these days and these videos are pretty good quality, however if you want to make a film that will last for a lifetime then you should purchase a nice video camera.
Making these kinds of memories will last a lifetime for you. I remember as a child watching a slide show that my parents put together of when we were all growing up from babies on up. This slide show is still making its way around our family today. Just a few weeks ago my sister had a get together where we all gathered at her house to watch this slide show with our spouses and our parents. Talk about great memories! It was a great way for our parents to memorialize our lives and to help us to remember things that we might not otherwise have remembered. It was fun for some of our spouses who had not yet seen this slide show to be able to take part in some family history with us.
Film making for memory making and preserving is a great thing and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to help keep memories alive. This is also a great way to show your children what you looked liked and acted like when you were young. I am sure they will get a kick out of that!