Now I don’t know about you, but I’m one of those people that likes to start something on the first day of the month and if that passes I just wait until the next month, and the next month and then all of a sudden a year has passed and you still haven’t done anything. That’s why this time around I had decided to bugger it, and start something mid month while giving my OCD a firm middle finger. Of course, with life being as busy as it is right now time went on and before I know it September rolled around (much to the pleasure of my OCD).
As many of you know, I love writing. I want writing to be my career. I have many notebooks too my name and yet…not many fleshed out diaries. Here and there I have entires in various notebooks and sketchbooks, but nothing cohesive. A friend of mine had been telling me about the benefits of morning journaling and I immediately fell in love with the idea. It was this Buzzfeed video, however, that finally gave me the push I needed.
I was having a rare evening to myself when I watched this video, and I don’t know what it was but I immediately began to scramble for my old diary. It took me a minute, but there it was, lost under books and pens, my old and battered little diary. Flicking through it I was horrified to see the last entry; August 6th 2014.
Upon finding this poor, unused journal I knew I had to fill a little more. As if getting reacquainted with an old friend, we chatted over tea as I told them my story so far. I had met someone, moved in with them and was counting down the days until I turn 25 years old. The words flowed from me as easy as conversation in the heart of autumn, all curled up on the couch. It was so cathartic, so needed.
In the last two years so much has happened; many life changing. I wish I had documented more of it. I wish I had it down on paper to read back when my eyes are going bad and my memory is being etched away with each passing day.
With such a busy schedule at the moment, I know I needed something to keep me motivated, a challenge. That’s why I’m going to embark on a 30 days Journaling challenge throughout September. With my birthday on the 2nd (Turning 25 omg!!) and a visit to Wales coming up in two weeks, I’m sure it’s bound to be a jam packed journal by the end of it all.
SO, who’s with me?