I wasn’t always so good at journaling.
In fact there are many a half full journals in my desk drawers. But somewhere around the age of 13 I gained a huge fear of losing my memory and have been writing furiously ever since. Now I’ve finished eight journals and as I look at them lined up on my bookshelf I feel like I’m looking at chapters if my life. Believe me nothing is stranger than reading about who your middle school self had a major crush on.
But now I’m noticing the different ways that the people around me document what happens to them and the many ways journaling can be approached. I think it’s fascinating to look at a person’s journal, it’s like looking into the inner workings of their mind. While I prefer to write in prose about day to day events spliced in with silly moments or taped in post cards of inspiration, one of my friends keeps his in his back pocket so he can jot things down on the go. Another friend prefers to illustrate her thoughts in between her words.
I find journaling to not only be a personal indulgence but also a great break during the day. Do any of you journal regularly? If so in what ways do you find yourself expressing yourself?
– By Nicole, Intern at the Studio