A word is a word is a word
Write it down. 30 minutes a day. Once when I had a lot of things on my mind to the point that it was making me sick, my naturopathic doctor prescribed just that. 30 minutes a day, a therapeutic dose!
There are so many different types of journals. Books chock full of pasted in clippings, drawings and scraps for storing ideas. The accounts of the day or dear diary style. You remember, the book that was under lock and key back when life at 13 was so super hard. I love reading my junior high diary….awesome! I read it for entertainment! I have a composition notebook for each of my kids. I’ve jotted down funny things they’ve said and little bits about their lives from the time they were born. Blogging is a journal. I look back over the past of pixie and see that it’s now part of my history. A little peek at who I am. Then, there is the journaling my beloved doctor prescribed. That’s a notebook where the pen hits the paper and just goes. Burning it afterwards is certainly a guilt free option. It’s a keeper of the thoughts we may not want to share with our posterity. Hellens NO!!! I can swear on a stack that it is power medicine. What a huge difference it makes to get it all out. Let it flow right into the vault. It’s that trusted friend for when you don’t want anyone to know what you’re really feeling. Powerful, powerful medicine.
No matter the reasons, whatever the style. Keeping a journal is precious. There are no rules. Some of my favorite things are written on the backs of envelopes and receipts. Funny, but leather bound fancy journals, for me, are too much pressure. Other’s love em, but for me, I feel obligated to fill that sucker up.
“We live and breathe words.”
― Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince
“A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.”
― Ingrid Bergman
“Because even the smallest of words can be the ones to hurt you, or save you.”
― Natsuki Takaya
And today’s favorite:
“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.”
― Rudyard Kipling
Now go write something down! Leave a comment, I’d love to hear what works for you. Happy day! Thanks for stopping by, kimi.
Go ahead…you can read any of the words in this post if you want and can actually read my writing. I wouldn’t display anything I didn’t want you to see. The journal below was a year of just writing down highlights of the week each sunday. That style is my favorite! You’ll love the part about the great pumpkin!