I have been writing privately for a long time.
I always had a journal, or some aspect of a diary. I remember when I was a young teenager I wrote in marble composition notebooks, I still love them. Back then, I’d write my daily thoughts in the front of the book skipping the left side page, then flipping the book over and upside down, I would write poems also not writing on the left-side page. Eventually everything blended.
What is on your mind…? Some days I answer “nothing; I don’t want to talk about it.” Other days I rant and spew out just how afraid or angry I am…. On occasion, I simply pray. On the right side page I write as the header;
I write how I feel, or I doodle on these pages, many times I wrote one word in a rage, or one from my heart! Then I turn the page on the left side I write the following:
Song: a song I heard and love, or just a verse from a song
Quote: ( did I mention I collect quotes)
Random Thought: something random like; Wow the sky is so blue today…
3 Things to be grateful for:
What would the 5 year old me want me to know:
What would the 17 year old me want me to know:
The next page I write… What will heal me today: I have answered this with Paul Simon. That is followed by: What will inspire me today: and answered with "laughter".
I know it is a process; there are days that I write continually, yet there are days that I neglect or avoid to write. Sometimes I tape a printed quote, a poem, a song or a picture, into the book. Then there are times when I don’t have my journal near me and any paper will do…so I scribble my thoughts on what I can find, and when I can, I slip that note inside my journal.….. All of this is my own…no judgment. It is my writing space.
When I write to blog, it is always on my computer in the upstairs bedroom…. I write on Word, once it is edited I copy and paste in my blogger draft, then I publish my post.