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29 August 2008

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Heather Bradley

oh, you pegged me...a journal starter, but not keeper. and those thoughts just tumble about playfully, never having structure and then i have to yell at them for getting so unruly! perhaps, if i gave them a nice safe home, a daily time to come out to play, they would stop tugging on the edges of my focus all the time. xo

Bekka

Your post resonates with me on so many levels - thank you. I can often be found encouraging others to reflect more and to journal. I dont however keep a journal consistantly. Its been a tough year for me so I finally listened to my own advice! The commitment I made was to journal when I wanted to but that it did not have to be every day or very much so I had permission not to as well. Bizzarely this has helped me journal more and I have found it so good.

August has been a month of change for me and I have been writing every day - its been a huge help in keeping me vaguely sane!

Thank you for the continued inspiration and letting me know that I am not alone

Joy

I am laughing a tiny little giggle over here, for it seems you have peered in my head again. But what's worse is that I *am* a writer. I make a living from it, and I ought to know better. It is so important to fill up your own creative space before you can fill it up for others. So a few weeks ago I began again. (Perhaps because with schools starting again, things settle into a better rhythm for us mamas?) But your journal is so very lovely! Mine is a simple composition book. I just noticed you have some in the shop. Hurrah! What beauty!

Sharon

Wow...that's me all over! I've started so many journals in various forms, but never can find the time to write on a consistent basis. But, I've gotten to a point in my life where, as someone else said above, I'm giving myself permission to skip journaling or working on a scrapbook if I'm not in the mood. I used to worry about it, telling myself that I *had* to journal every day, or *had* to make a scrapbook with all of my pictures. (You, Rebecca, got me out of that one!) I'm anxious to start journaling in my new Secrets journal that I ordered last night! (So glad I did...now I see they're all gone!)

Diane ( Crafty Passions)

I love journals and wrote in one for years and years, then my Mom died and I could not write another word, I bought a new journal and matching pen to get me inspired haven't picked it up yet, I don't know whats keeping me from writing in it.I gave my old one to my daughter for safe keeping , its a huge piece of me
Diane

Diane ( Crafty Passions)

I love journals and wrote in one for years and years, then my Mom died and I could not write another word, I bought a new journal and matching pen to get me inspired haven't picked it up yet, I don't know whats keeping me from writing in it.I gave my old one to my daughter for safe keeping , its a huge piece of me
Diane

Diane ( Crafty Passions)

I love journals and wrote in one for years and years, then my Mom died and I could not write another word, I bought a new journal and matching pen to get me inspired haven't picked it up yet, I don't know whats keeping me from writing in it.I gave my old one to my daughter for safe keeping , its a huge piece of me
Diane

Rachel Saunders

I love the idea of journals but have never had the dicipline of writing things down regularly. My friend bought me a beautifully bound leather book which is so soft to touch and inviting that I have strated to write things down and I want to make it more of a practise, so thank you for reminding me of this.

Lorrie

I love journals. The act of sitting down each day (or two or three) with my pen and my journal is a ritual that calms me even before I begin to write.
I heard Elisabeth Elliot once say "you don't know what you're thinking until you write it down."
Somehow in the process of putting hand to pen to paper, concepts and abstractions become clarified and I am able to move more freely through my day.

Lorrie

sarah the kiwigirl

All I can say is WOW drink in that loveliness of the journal you have!!!

christie

What a wonderful post! I love how you're letting it all go in your journal. I'm the same way...I write about/to my children but not enough about myself. You have inspired me to keep a journal!
By the way, the journal photo is GORGEOUS!

christie

What a wonderful post! I love how you're letting it all go in your journal. I'm the same way...I write about/to my children but not enough about myself. You have inspired me to keep a journal!
By the way, the journal photo is GORGEOUS!

Viv (VivLyn)

I have started many a journal but never kept up with them. I love your journal. Did you make it?

Molly

There is something so basic about taking the jumbled thoughts spinning around in our heads and getting them out on paper. It frees us up. It gives us space to go about our day without feeling like we're swimming in soup. Why is it that something so basic, so organic and simple is so difficult to do? I've mastered the art of list making and even started a "creative journal" to keep track of all my spontaneous ideas, but I've yet to master the simple art of journaling. Perhaps this year, in honor of my recent birthday, I will give myself the gift of journaling....Thanks for a lovely, thought provoking post.

paige

yesterday i was rewriting some sermon notes. caroline came in & grabbed the journal i try to use specificaly for her. she then added her own entry..."mamma says i'm loving, isnt' that wonderful of her?"...cracked me up.
wish i wrote more often as it brings such delight to my children when they realize how special they are
you inspire me
xo

Petra Carden

I have a private art journal. But do I use it? Not often. I think about it from time to time... :-P

Sandra Evertson

Hello, Miss Sower, this is absolutely Lovely!
It reminds me of a sweet little kiss on the forehead!
Sandra Evertson

sharron

Beautiful as always...

Vickie

I just smile when ever I come here! I love your musings, your projects, and your photos. I keep this site in a folder titled Uplifting. It truly is.

Vickie

denise

I just gave you an award on my blog.....you don't have to play along if you are too busy.....just wanted to let you know! :)

hazelsvintagepretties

I know this will probably sound dumb, but one of the things that keeps me from writing in a journal is that I know it will be found and read someday, after I'm gone. My Dad passed away this past November, and after going through all of his personal things, I have this issue on my mind.
I'm not sure I'd really want anyone (even my family) reading my innermost thoughts, especially if I were unhappy during some of the time...I'd be afraid that they might blame themselves, etc. Does that make any sense? Katie

CATHY B

Rebecca,
I don't know if you've read Julia Cameron's "The Artist's Life". It is a great and inspiring book. In it she talks about the importance of what she calls "morning pages" and it's just the idea that you dump your brain of any and all ideas - its a secret place where you can say anything and think anything so you can move on with your day. I've been doing this for about 6 months now and it has an amazing cathartic effect. Let me know if you're familiar with the book - I think you would enjoy it.

Lana

I have started several journals, and now they are tucked here and there in drawers and on shelves. I have my gandmother's journals from the 40s during the war into the 50s. She passed away in the 50s before I was born and I got to know her through them. I have my mom's smaller journals written throughout my childhood and young adult life and they sustain me when I miss her terribly. I think I will find my journals and mak an effort to write in one daily. Someone may appreciate it years from now. Your blog is beautiful Rebecca ~ thank you for sharing your thoughts and creativity with us.

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