This blog is here for you to enjoy and to hopefully glean ideas and resources as you journal, blog or write. It is also an opportunity for you to share your thoughts, ideas and life.
I have been journaling for over 40 years now and since the day I began I have been intrigued by the fact that I never run out of things to write about! I was sure that if this habit was so powerful for me, everyone else would want to journal too. So, I invited some friends into my living room and we began writing and sharing. Then I left my living room and began to share my love of journaling with larger audiences and groups. Many, many times people have come up to me and I can feel the excitement washing over them as they begin to journal and learn more about themselves and the world around them. And I love to be part of that feeling!
One of the biggest hurdles some people face as they begin journaling is that they start off like a rocket and then often forget to put journaling on their schedule. Journaling is not necessarily keeping a "diary" but it is also not writing chapter and verse either. I know some journalers who write intermittently and others who faithfully write daily. There is no "right" way. There is only your way.
So say you have decided to have a blog - which I really consider on-line journaling that you are open to sharing - will be it your stream of consciousness or do you have bigger plans? Use Journaling 101 as your resource for ideas and conversations.
One reader wrote to me after reading my book Journaling For Joy, that the best part of reading the book and her start in journaling was that "I had introduced her to herself".
What a wonderful adventure! Learn who you are by letting yourself tell you!
In joy always,