For the past seven days I have been journaling. Let me put that into a little context. For the past nth years I have been journaling, or keeping a notebook, or blogging, or keeping a diary, analogue and digital. I even have several going at the moment. However, I have signed up, jumped in and having been keeping up with a project created by Lisa Sonara Beam Root: A 30 Day Journal Project. And I am having a lot of fun.
Which is interesting because it is again revealing many areas in my life that I would like to improve. Areas that I am aware of, which I often gloss over and make excuses about. The difference between the journaling I have previously done, and this, is that this is guided. Each day there is a simple email prompt, which can be interpreted as you wish. There is a Facebook group and a hashtag that can be used to share your pages and thoughts, but again there is no pressure on doing that.
So, I am now one week in to the project and thought I’d post about it and share the pages I’ve so far created. There’s no great art here or deep insight, but the process is proving beneficial. Journaling is a good way to look at how you feel and act, and, if needed, change and adapt. It’s also a good way for me to begin this year after the changes and upheaval of the recent past.