Last post I talked about Bullet Journaling as a way to get my journaling feet wet. Snippets here and there are pretty easy to accomplish and it keeps a record of your days. But, journaling can be so much more than that. I’ve been reading a lot about it in the last year or so.
Everything I’ve come across stressed the value and importance of journaling. The links below are just a sampling of some of the articles I’ve read, to give you some idea.
Here’s what’s been strange for me. Years ago, when I was a teen, I kept a journal. Notebook paper in a 3-ring binder. Most of my teen years were captured on paper. Then, when I was 18, I got some bee in my bonnet that keeping diaries was childish and since I was now an adult, I needed to let go of childish things. So, I burned it. All 600+ pages.
In the years since then, I’ve gone through a lot of things. Some joyful, some traumatic. None of it recorded. I feel like I really need to write things down, and for the life of me, I feel like I don’t know where to begin. Isn’t that silly? It’s silly. I used to write like it was breathing, and now I feel clueless and lost. That is also silly.
As with all thousand-mile-journeys, I begin with small steps, baby steps, a single step. It is not yet a daily habit, but hopefully will be soon.
How about you? Do you keep a journal? Do you wish you did?
(Those last links because what’s good for the goose is good for the gander 😉 )
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