January 27, 2011
I write in a journal. I began with fervor a while back with Julia Cameron’s The Artists’ Way…15 minutes of stream-of-consciousness writing. First thing in the morning is best for me. But anytime is better than not at all. You can carry a small notebook like a trusted companion and write anywhere- in a cafe with a beverage can be “an Artist’s date.” The library is a personal favorite of mine.
Writing in my journal centers me and allows me a private handful of moments to sort out my thoughts and feelings on any matter. I think more clearly on the page, so I can argue and resolve issues, and come away more peaceful. Very often, half-baked disagreements are avoided. Sometimes, I come to see the others point of view in the quiet of the page.
I often write my drafts for letters in my journal, where I organize my thoughts and get clear on what I want to say. I give myself the freedom to say anything and everything. The page is my confidante. No one else will read my journal- I am free to explore my deepest recesses…
Your handwriting, grammar and spelling are not a problem. It is for “your eyes only.” It is “self therapy” at its best!
Journaling is a love letter you write to yourself.
I enjoy journals with blank pages. I write in sketchbooks.