“Journal writing, when it becomes a ritual for transformation, is not only life-changing but life-expanding.” – Jen Williamson
Have you ever thought back to when your journaling journey began? What fueled your desire to journal? What was your favorite time of day to pick up your journal and start writing? Did you pour your heart out, simply write a list, draw an effortless sketch or write another chapter in your book?
It's fascinating to think about all of these things and put the pieces of how your writing journey began together. It's incredible to see what your journaling time has become. It is more than just sitting down to write. You are putting thoughts and ideas down on paper that no one will ever see. Your journals hold the secrets to your heart and your mind. If you choose to share your journals, you are sharing the rawness of your writing. Journaling is unlike anything else. It is raw, does not allow for edits, and is permanent unless the pages are torn out and thrown away.
If you are short on topics and want to take time to reflect on your time as a journalist, here are some topics that will help guide you through your reflection:
When you read through your first journal entry, how does that make you feel? What made you want to put those thoughts on paper?
Why did you choose that particular journal? What drew you to that type of journal versus another one?
Do you have a favorite writing utensil you like to use? Do you get excited when you get to the bottom of the ink?
Is journaling a kind of therapy for you? Does it help you get through your day-to-day?
Thank you for joining us in this space. I hope you enjoy reflecting on your journaling journey and come back to find other writing topics for you to use in your SohoSpark journal.