I’ve done it before, but never kept it up. There are fits and starts of my efforts, but nothing cohesive.

A blogger friend of mine, a wonderful poet, wrote recently about his own journaling. Sometimes it’s just a note jotted down to remind him of something he had as a passing thought, or perhaps an idea for another poem. He challenged his readers to do it, and at first I thought, “Nah, been there done that never kept it up.”

So, in spite of the my aversion to New Year’s Resolutions, I bought myself a blank book today, and I’m going to set it up in a little bit. Not promising I’ll write in it every day, I don’t want to make a promise I don’t know that I’ll keep. But I’m going to start, and well see where it takes me.

Another blogging friend challenged us this morning to have some kind of phrase, statement, or motto for the coming year. It didn’t take long for me to pick one.

The “Get It Done” was my choice, but if I’m going to get it done, I do need to stay focused. Besides, I like the picture and I’m going to use it as my wallpaper for a while 🙂

So, I really don’t know how this is going to go. I’ll probably start, change it up. Change my mind, Start a different way. I don’t know. But that’s part of the adventure, right?

So what’s the main thing I want to do, to “get it done”?

The book. The one that’s been in my head for so long it probably wants to just stay up there in its nice little dark corner where it won’t have to take any risks, or be criticized, or rewritten, edited, turned inside out and upside down.

Fear is my biggest obstacle. What if no one wants to read it?

You know what? It doesn’t matter any more. I have over 60,000 words written. I need to keep writing.

I need to GET IT DONE!


13 thoughts on “Journaling!

  1. I’ve been doinghaphazzard journaling for many years. Why I have kept so many of them I don’t really know why. A journal is an outlet for me. It allows me to move and think outside of the box. I never “work” at it. My journals are just spiral notebooks and usually have about six months content in them. I also keep my Bible reading record in them, and log my other reading in it as well. It is in the journal I collect my ideas for teaching, stories to tell, and really, it is just for me anyhow. My advice, just be yourself for about 20 minutes a day, then tuck it away. The heading for each day is always the same: Date, day of the week, and morning temperature. 🙂

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      1. It was upon journaling that it came to me to use the central theme of the Davidic Covenant as the main focal point when producing lessons on the life of David that I am starting next week. For me, many times it is “thinking on paper” and I can ramble and no one cares!

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  2. FuzzYdicE

    It’s amazing, the connection between thinking and writing. You can influence your subconscious thinking, consciously, through writing. Great way to reflect and gain clarity!

    Journaling is a topic that I include a lot in my own posts.

    Wonderful topic! Thank you for sharing.

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