I had a five-year diary when I was growing up. It was blue with a small (useless) lock. You could at most write one a sentence a each day for five years. I wrote in that diary pretty faithfully for five years. After I finished it I don’t remember another diary. But I so remember that turquoise diary with the gold lock.
As an adult I don’t have a diary/journal per say but I have always written down my thoughts and ideas. Journaling as an adult as often helped me see the bigger picture. Getting thoughts out of my head and onto the page.
To keep writing moving the pen across the page. Putting my feelings, worries and problems down. Should I? Could I? At times the pen has led me to a clear answer. The thing is you have to keep writing past the point you want to stop or think you should. It is after that point sometimes the magic happens.
Journaling prompts are a good way to get started. It can be intimidating looking at a blank page. With a journaling prompt you have a question to answer. A starting place. Journaling leads to insights. I have experienced it – thoughts appear and I get clarity.
This blog is about me pivoting. From capturing what I’m doing, reading, opinions and rants to journaling. It is a way for me to journal on a more regular basis. I’m gathering prompts from books, other bloggers and anywhere I can. Or just journal at what I’m currently experiencing.
I’m not going to over think my answers so they might not be pretty, but they will be me. Stream of consciousness just write and yes maybe go down a rabbit hole. As journaling can take us places we might not want to go and give us answers we might not be ready to see.
I hope you join me on this journey. That the prompts challenge and excite you. To maybe give you the push you need. Also if you have a journal prompt drop it in the comments.
Deep breath as I head down my new rabbit hole.
Act as if it were impossible to fail
Stop thinking about fear, “what if” and negativity