I've always wished that I journaled more than I do. My older sister has always been better at daily journaling that I ever was. She's got these beautiful journals full of her 13-16 year old thoughts, emotions, and daily happenings.
The other night, my sister had pulled out her old journals and began flipping through them. She read me a few ghastly passages where she rambled on about subjects that only she would have talked about and used spelling that would have made anyone wince. But no matter what she wrote about or how awful her spelling was, she had those times of her life documented, forever.
I'm the one-broken-crayon-and-the-whole-box-is-ruined kind of person. Honestly, that's the only reason why I had four blogs pervious to this one. If one sentence in a letter is written sloppily, I rewrite the entire thing. If one entry in a journal is odd, badly written, or has awful drawings, the entire journal is ruined.
Just a few nights ago, I decided to get a new notebook and just write. Anything from thoughts about school to designs that I was working on. It felt amazing to sort of empty my mind of all those thoughts. It's almost like talking to someone--you always feel better after you've told someone. I discovered that just simply writing a few paragraphs, from nearly publishable writing to just random sentences that no one would care to read, gives me a chance to relax and empty all those things from my mind. It's an amazing feeling that you can't understand until you've experienced it yourself.
|journaling prompts via pinterest|
So here's to the start of being better at journaling. Once a week a least. please remind me if I happen to forget.