I began to blog because I wanted to help people to connect with themselves and with others. I wanted to form connections so we could all grow spiritually, mentally, emotionally and increase our personal development by sharing our experiences. I want to be a wayshower of how connections are key to helping us all through this process called life. We are not islands, but instead we are all connected and with each experience, we can choose how we embrace or deny ourselves and others.
Writing has always been an integral part of my life. Whether it was making up silly stories creatively as a kid or doodling in the margins during a less than interesting class, pen to paper has been helpful to me. I enjoyed writing poetry as a teenager while listening to the soulful lyrics of Stevie Nicks and those 80’s love songs. Over the years I have accumulated many one subject college-ruled notebooks where I have written all sorts of letters, stories, poetry, and even journaled. Changing my world began when I picked up the pen and began to free write, to share my feelings, and to process life’s hardships through getting it all out on paper. While that may not work for everyone, it does for me in many ways.
Do you prefer to journal using a notebook and a pen and allowing your thoughts and feelings to move from your fingers to the pen to the paper via handwriting? Or do you prefer to type on the computer, allowing your fingers to swoosh along the keyboard? I have enjoyed both ways and I find that when I type, my fingers type quickly, but it is not always ‘me’ necessarily composing what I find on the screen. I am not sure if that makes sense to you, or if perhaps you’ve had a similar experience?
I would love to hear how your journaling is coming along. Let me know! This is a process of exploration so feel free to enjoy it!