Journalling, Oh How I Love You!

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!

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  • Alexis April 26, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    I’m in Susannah’s class with you. keep doing the work. I really like your journaling style–very creative. Your handwriting is far better than mine but its not about comparing. Alexis

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  • Beth Bardino April 26, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    Hi Alexis! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. You know, I hate my handwriting. I’m always comparing it to my sister’s beautiful Catholic-school script. Isn’t it always funny how the grass always seems greener on someone else’s side of the fence?

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