In my quest of being more creative, I decided to go back to journaling. This time not in the computer. Almost three year ago, I opened a Word document, selected the notebook view, and started writing about my life. I love getting things out of my chest and going back to them a few days later. It's awesome when you go back three/four years later and read how you thought. Other reason I decided to keep a journal in my computer was because NO ONE could read it. I remember back in high school, I had a lot of different journals. I also remember my friends wanting to read them, even my mom!!! NO BUENO! Obviously, I got pissed because a journal is something I like to keep private.
Now that I live with my boyfriend, I don't have to worry about people wanting to be sneaky and read my journal. I know he isn't going to read it because my office space is a mess and he NEVER gets near it. :)
This weekend I decided to add to my collection another notebook (from my store, of course) and use it as a journal.
I love the smell of a new notebooks and I love the blank pages inside. I couldn't wait until today to start writing and decided to jump right away with my thoughts and ideas. Other reason why I wanted to go back and write in a journal is because I feel I am losing the art of handwriting. I spent almost every day 10+ hours in front of a computer and barely write with my hands. This will force me to write everyday and practice my handwriting too. :)
I feel 2014 is going to be a year of lots of challenges and a year where I'm going to grow as an artist and professional. I want to write my journey as a business owner in the creative industry, as well as a marketeer in the corporate industry. I want to have everything written down so I can always come back and see how much I've grown, or to see the things I need to improve.
Do you have a journal / do you write in it?