Have you ever written in a journal or a diary? Writing down your secret thoughts or dreams in a book for your eyes only? I have written in journals since I was in elementary school, and I have always loved the experience.
They have all sorts of blank books you can write in. Everything from the cheap spiral 1-subject notebooks you used to use in school to really expensive cloth covered books with pretty designs. I think I have tried just about every type of journal out there to write in, and my favorite is still the old-time marble composition books. I don’t know why, but they are just my go to every time. Nowadays, I just pick up a bunch at the beginning of the school year when they cost like 50 cents at Walmart. That’s when they have all the great colors too.
And don’t get me started on pens to write with. O.k., too late…I’m started, Lol. I think I have said before that my favorite pen to write with is the cheap blue Bic pen. You may say that it doesn’t matter, a pen is a pen is a pen, but no, they are not. It has to feel right in your hand as the ink glides smoothly over the paper. I really like felt tip pens as well, but you have to make sure the paper is thick enough, so it doesn’t bleed through. I know a lot of people who use a journal app on their phone or computer. I tried that once, but I am mainly an ink to paper kind of girl.
You might be wondering about what exactly you would write about in a diary/journal, the answer is anything and everything. This is for your eyes only, so whatever you have to say, go for it. Thank goodness I no longer have my diaries from my early years through high school. They were truly cringe worthy. Always the same old drivel of who I had a crush on and why my mother won’t let me go to the dance or whatever. Don’t get me wrong, all those things were important at that time in my life, but I am glad I don’t have to reread them now.
Now, when I write in my notebook, there are various things I put in there. It could be prayers or answers to writing prompts I see on Pinterest or favorite quotes and bible verses. I really don’t write about my day-to-day life anymore, but there are times if something really good happens. So really, my notebook is just a big squiggle line of everything…makes total sense for me.
Journals, diaries or whatever you want to call them are great ways to get your feeling out when you don’t want to share it with anyone else. They give you the freedom to be exactly who you are without censor. They can also be a place where to can let your creativity come out. If you have never journaled before, give it a try, you might find out you love it. And if you already do, keep it up, it really is one of the best things.
***Question for the comments…Do you or have you ever kept a journal or diary? What kind of paper and pen do you like to use? What is your favorite thing about keeping a journal?
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