“I don’t want to live in a hand-me-down world of others’ experiences. I want to write about me, my discoveries, my fears, my feelings, about me.” – Helen Keller
The journal. It’s a commonality among the people we read about in history books.
That’s probably why so many people write about it, and about the importance of it.
“Keep a notebook. Travel with it, eat with it, sleep with it. Slap into it every stray thought that flutters up into your brain. Cheap paper is less perishable than gray matter. And lead pencil markings endure longer than memory.” – Jack London
Think about it. The Bible is here today, because people wrote. I doubt they blogged about their life (I hear computers were much slower 2000+ years ago), but they definitely transcribed it somehow.
Just read through the Bible. If I had a shekel for every time the Lord told someone to “write it down”, I would be able to buy a lot of sheep and oxen. And I would journal about it.
Journaling has a history that’s likely longer than known human history.
So let’s talk about what journaling can do for you, and what you can do by journaling. Then I’ll give you all the tools you need to create a new journaling habit or to refresh your current one.