that I had been writing in my new blog, and telling absolutely nobody. I don’t think this replaces my personal writing efforts – it is a blog about random musings. The reality is though – if no body reads it, I assume it could have been a journal entry – and I need to figure out what the end point is from the blog, the journal and the book to come. Urgghhhh….
My blog is at least writing captured somewhere.
because I had allowed myself to bring one more journal into my home. I’m going to make it a practice, to address the paper fettish. When I have been unsuccessful in ceasing the purchase of pretty paper – I will gift something to someone else, so that the balance is still in progress. And, this is the time to write my words, not dream about them in pretty packages.
I haven’t been as successful with my paper as with 43 things. Maybe I have gotten a bit used to having someone cheer me, or being inspired by what someone else has shared. I appreciate 43 things for this – even though I’m going to work harder at journaling this year.
I appreciate the inspiration that is provided by writing in a community. I like the 43 things diversity, I like the inspiration and my hope is that I offer some as well.
I’m in love with paper and pen, but have a hard time putting them together. They visit each other for letters and notes, even greeting cards and lists of things to do…but as of late the pen and paper can’t find each other for the journal entry. Tis the season, and maybe I’ll do better by the end of the year. There really is no excuse – at least no good one, as the value of this is clearly learned from 4th grade journals that bubbled over with working out each issue, goal, excitement and challenge – all with the paper and pen.
Hmmm, hard to live up to your fourth grade self – mine was pretty good.
If pretty paper, or journals, or pens…prompted you to write in journals more, I’d have volumes. Knowing the value of the written word, and the power of your own writing, I am still challenged to actually put paper to pen and pour out what I’m thinking, feeling, experiencing. Here’s to more reflection, and more action, on this very important goal.