posted on Aug, 23 2016 @ 09:12 PM
a reply to: tikbalang
Started journaling in elementary school for two reasons. First was to practice my penmanship, as a kid I wanted beautiful handwriting in both print
and cursive. Secondly, I've always had difficulty expressing my emotions verbally, for fear of sounding stupid and what other people would think. So,
I started writing down my thoughts and feelings on paper, there they would be safe.
It's fun to go back and read some of the words written during my youth; it's easy to get caught up with life and forget the dreams you had as a child.
I'm so glad that many of those dreams, goals and aspirations were written down and I can go back, read them and remind myself to continue to strive
for those dreams.
There is a passage from one of my journals where I tell myself that on my 40th birthday, stand in front of a mirror and try to remember the little
girl I use to be. That's only like 1 year away! Think I'll take a picture on my 40th and tape it to that page.
Now, I'm working on my book; just met a pretty odd fellow last Friday who would make an interesting character. You guys, he's 'from outer space and
came down on a ladder'. He also 'poked smot' with Pope Francis and his son is a mercenary. Can't wait to see how he will fit in.
I also write poetry, it's fun to get emotions out through the written word.