On Journaling


I don’t take drastic changes when a new year begins. I ease into the year slowly. I’m a detail-oriented person by nature. I don’t tend to think “big picture.” That’s one of the billion reasons I love my husband so much. He likes to dream big and opens my eyes to seeing life on a larger scale.

As the new year started, I decided to take Kelly Dahl’s e-course called FulFILL Your Year. In it we are encouraged to journal and work through prompts. As soon as I read that – I realized that I hadn’t journaled since before I was married. I used to spill all my thoughts onto paper and now I most likely do the same thing (verbally) to Adam now.

If I believe in balance as much as I say that I do – then I know that it’s not really healthy for Adam to act as my stand-in journal. Sure, I will always tell him everything and share my heart…but there must be balance.

So I went to Barnes and Noble and picked up a bright red Moleskine. After only journaling for about a week, I’ve realized a few things.

  1. I have a better idea of what 2012 was like.
  2. I have a better idea of what I want 2013 to look like.
  3. I have a hard time being myself around people who think I’m someone that I’m not.
  4. I am very, very blessed.

Do you journal? Do you just spill your thoughts? Share your fears? Recap your day?

January 22, 2013