Let's talk about journals....shall we?? I'm already nervously sweating little drops of guilt.
I used to be really good at journaling.......and I am so thankful. I started in the 6th grade....that is some hilarious stuff to read!! I continued on through high school, and into college when Robby and I started dating. I love that I can go back and recall every little thing about our younger (uh yeah...I was a teenager) years.
After we got married, I would go though journaling, and non-journaling periods. The same with after the kids were born. Each journaling break would get longer and longer. And now I'm lucky if I write a few times a year.
It's so sad to me!! What has happened?? I'll tell you what has happened. The internet. It is a bazillion times easier for me to sit down and type something than is is to grab a pen (where's a pen!) and write it down. Not to mention I have the worlds worst handwriting.
The good thing is, I take photos every single day. We have SO many pictures!! I love looking back at every little thing we have done. But I still believe that writing is important too. (While I may try), I cannot take a picture of everything I come across...... so I am trying the best I can to start writing in my journal again. My hand may cramp up and fall off.....but at least I tried.
I'm lucky enough to teach the neighborhood girls that I go to church with (ages 8-11) a couple times a month about all my favorite things (cooking, baking, making things, general creativity:), and I decided to teach them about journaling. Do kids even use pencils these days? I thought we'd make our own journals....even more reason to write in it when you make it yourself!!
After seeing mine, the boy and girl had to have one too (a map for the boy, a tree for the girl). And then I was on a roll and made a few extras!
I love the little size, and got to thinking.....what if rather than full on journal entries, I just wrote a few one liners a day. The highlights. My own little book of tweets and status updates. And they are REAL, tangible words. Not hidden away on the www somewhere.....right there in front of me to read back whenever I please.
So I thought maybe you would like one too.....maybe??
Will you love it, and write in it every day? Just a sentence.
It is nothing fancy, but it should do the trick.
If you would like a chance to win,
leave a comment with ONE THING YOU HAVE DONE TODAY.
Anything. It will be your first one-lined entry.
Today I ate a banana.
Today I wiped my nose.
I really wish the wind would stop blowing my hair in my face.
You see? Anything goes.
You have until Friday at noon to enter.
And if you want to tweet/blog/facebook/bedazzle this giveaway, you can have another entry....is that how that works? I always get confused at that part of giveaways.
as always, thank you for playing.