I have kept a journal almost all of my life, mainly in fits and starts. A month ago I revisited this practice by taking Susannah Conway’s Journal Your Life class. Now, it’s no secret that I am a HUGE Susannah fan — that girl has a gift for sharing and teaching. Diving back into a daily writing practice has been both a joy and a challenge, but oh so enriching! In just a few weeks I have gained clarity about my life’s purpose and am journeying down the path I was meant to follow. I know this all sounds Profound and Grand, but it’s all been done in tiny snippets. A captured moment of my day, a note here, a list there. It’s all in my journal and those little pieces, those snippets, are coming together like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. I’m starting to figure stuff out, to plan, to take action. It’s simply amazing.
In addition to our written journals, Susannah has had us keep a Creative Dream Journal (in the green binder to the upper right). This is our visual journal for our daydreams, night dreams, life dreams (insert anything-you-want-it-to-be-dreams here). Think vision boards and mind maps, a place to figure stuff out visually when the words just aren’t there. It makes this cut-and-paste girl really happy!
So what about you? How do you journal? How do you record all the little snippets of YOUR life? I’d love to know!