Do you keep a journal? Recently, I decided to take a class on fiction writing and the first thing that was insisted on was that we keep a journal. I almost dropped out of the class! I have attempted to keep journals in the past and have failed horribly to follow through. Why? I don't know, but part of me was jealous of the time that could be spent writing.
Something has happened, however, since I started keeping a journal again. I'm using it to really think about things. My thoughts and ideas are becoming more solidified and concrete. I am challenging myself to use it to complete ideas that flit around in my head but never really become clear otherwise.
Two days ago I wrote about making habits. This is what I'm doing with my journal. I'm working on making it a habit so it will become a natural everyday thing. Right now, it's still an uphill journey and some days I drag myself away from the computer, kicking and screaming. "I have to write in my journal!"
What are your thoughts on journaling? Do you keep a journal? For how long? Please share with me...
Courtesy of Loretta Stephenson (Art By Retta)