do you journal?

do you journal?

i journaled during my high school years rather religiously. since then journaling has been very sporatic. something i long to do, but haven't totally committed to do. my mom recently gave me a lovely moleskin journal which has got me thinking it's time jump on the journal train. i kept holding back since i thought i needed one journal for ideas, one for perch, one for prayers and one for whatever else i wanted to record. why i never thought about using one journal for all, i don't know....!
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i would ask friends how they journaled  or what the wrote down not realizing that journaling doesn't have to be so defined. it can be whatever you want. so, that's what i'm going to do. just journal my thoughts/ideas. there really is no right or wrong way to journal.

my next journal purchase (see, i'm already committing...) will be from here. remember her tips from the etsy series? kelly has got it goin' on.

so with that said...off i go to write my first entry and enjoy a tasty cup of coffee.....
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6 comments:

  1. i'm with you: i get overwhelmed thinking about compartmentalizing my life sometimes...journaling included. it's tough! good luck, and enjoy that coffee (:

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  2. I love journaling. I find that sometimes when I get really worked up about something, sitting down and writing about it makes me feel a million times better. I use an online journal called ohlife.com and love it. Highly recommend.

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  3. I've kept a journal since I was seven. I was very regular for most of my life, writing once a week usually, and even every day for periods of time, but once I got married, I just stopped. About four years later I started writing a weekly email about our family and sent it to family and friends. I guess, I started to think that it was my duty to record our family story. About four years after that, I felt like I should start a blog with it, and here we are :).

    I no longer write to relieve stress, work out my feelings about tough issues, etc. because in the last 10 years I've learned other ways to deal with that stuff. I also started to notice that when I was hormonal or tired I would write very negative entries that did not happen to be reality. I actually threw out an entire journal that I felt had delved too much into that and was embarrassing. I didn't want a record of those times, and made a decision to record more positive things.

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  4. I totally need to take your advice and jump on the journaling as well. I, too, become overwhelmed with what to write and how to write it but you're right, there's no wrong way to journal. Need to remember that. And a cute, fun journal might make it more fun too :)

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  5. I used to write in my journual every day! And I want to start again, it's so good to read then about your past feelings and everything..it get's you a great picture of how you used to be, and how much we change personally, good and bad ways. It's like a picture of your past, but in words :)

    xo
    www.evesbreeze.blogspot.com

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  6. I've been thinking about doing this too! I picked up the most gorgeous white leather bound journal the other day and I've been thinking about how to get started and what to write about, clearly I'm a natural writer haha ;) You have a beautiful blog by the way, I love your header!

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