I’ve had a balanced yet full summer. I haven’t been bloggings as much as I was. While I love writing, writing is newer to me. It’s just been these past three years that I’ve been writing most days of the week. My love for the summer months though has been with me all of my life – my mermaid DNA. So some activities wait till the cooler months. I have though been keeping a notebook and glance over the past two months. All I can say is – Wow!
I’ve kept a “notebook” for several years now. A nice journal that was gifted to me, many small notepads that I carried on me and spiral notebooks (often my children’s left overs) like I’m going back to school. I often go back and re-read what I wrote. I do understand that to some extent this is counterproductive. All there is… is now yet, I am often surprised at the growth I see. I am also surprised to see things that I wrote. Often truth that came to fruition. At the time, I didn’t quite understand or believe. I was told I didn’t need to believe, just to write it all down. So I do. I write the messages I receive and the signs I see. I also write my thoughts, feelings, struggles and questions. It’s been a story. An amazing one. It all weaves together yet I wouldn’t have known this if I hadn’t have noted it since it seems to be the quieter story.
For me, there is something about a pen in my hand and paper (verses typing on a laptop). Journaling can be a powerful self-discovery tool. Getting into the habit can take some practice. Taking a few moments in the early morning to curl up in a chair with a cup of coffee and silence. Here lately I’ve been outside with the rising sun. The words seems to come easily. Authentic. The important things in life. At times, I just note a few words of gratitude I feel.
Journaling has become who I am. A part of me. I can look at the stack of notebooks and see who I have created. It’s like a sculpture. In journaling, I find peace. Journaling for me is a joy. Even the times I note a frustration (the release), the answer and peace part does come.
So my guess is I’ll be back to blogging soon but for now… it’s still summer 🙂
Thanks for sharing. Yes, that is amazing how helpful a journal can be. I can totally relate to that. I found it valuable to be able to connect the dots in retrospect. Especially the dots about guidance. The dreams, the signs in the outer world , and the physical symptoms that came up as an answer to my resistance to share my journey,
Without the journal I would not have been able to do that.
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