I’ve been throwing around the idea of keeping a journal for some time now, but haven’t really started one. I’ve had a desire to, I just didn’t know where to start. Well, today I just decided to take the plunge, and start one.
I don’t know what to write, so I just write.
I don’t know where to start, so I’ll start here.
I don’t know when to write, so I’ll write now.
Those are the questions I kept asking. What do I write, where do I start and when do I write. Hilary (my future wife, for those of you who may not know) bought me a nice leather journal that I really liked back on our one year anniversary. She asked me one day why don’t I use it. I had been looking at some other journals just before she asked. I told her that to me, that journal was very special, since she gave it to me on our one year anniversary, and I wanted to use it for something special, I didn’t want to just write about my normal everyday life in it. Then she said “I think your normal everyday life is special!” Wow. Not only did that make me feel really good, but it convinced me that I needed to use that journal, so I started carrying it around with me. I still didn’t know what exactly to write, but I figured I would just let it come, and that’s what it’s started to do. When to write has been my biggest struggle. I said I’ll start writing every night before I go to sleep, but that hasn’t worked out. Even though it would be the best time to recap my day, it’s just hard for me to actually set aside the time to do it. So, I decided this morning that I will write whenever I can. I will have a new entry every day, and each time I write will be a new paragraph. Even if I just have one paragraph, it will be enough. So, that’s how I’ve decided to journal, but sometimes I still feel like I don’t know what I’m doing. If any of you guys that have been journaling for a while have any suggestions, please let me know!