|my journal that I keep in my nightstand... |
with a million lip balms
Now that I am older and have less gossip or at least less direct gossip, I have found other ways to express my love for journaling and put it to better use instead of rating the top ten boys in my grade seven class. Of course, I have this very blog. It has been such a great outlet for me and while it's mainly diabetes, there are components of the rest of my life scattered throughout.
The other thing that I absolutely love is hand-written journal [I know, old school] called Q&A a day. This is a three year journal that asks you a question each day. You go through the book three times [three years] and you get to reflect back on your past answers. Some answers end up being exactly the same while others are way off. This journal is something I have full on stuck to! I am 1.5 years in, and I absolutely love reading my past answers and realizing sometimes how much can change in one full year. For anyone that loves to journal, I highly suggest it, and for anyone who likes the idea of journaling but doesn't have much time commitment to do so, I suggest it as well. It's only 1 question a day and you can write as much or as little as you want!
To me, expressing my feelings via writing is really helpful. I know everyone is different, but there is something about the creation of a paragraph, phrase, quote, story, that really makes me happy.