A little blue book is changing my look on life.
I recently started journaling, and I don't want to be dramatic, but I genuinely think it's changing my perspective on life. I journal every day, whether it be morning or night — or in the middle of class. With every entry, I put the date and the time. I like to journal to God, so I always start my journals with “Hi God,” and then I literally spill everything on my heart, and no joke, in a “the girls that get it, get it” type of way, I always feel so much better.
But seriously, I don't think I could explain what journaling does for me, but I can share three of my favorite things about it:
1.) Super simple, I think there's something therapeutic about writing to someone who will never, ever, tell a soul, to write words that you would never admit to yourself.
2.) There's something nostalgic about writing in a book every day. At the end of the week, you can look back at all you had to face and see how much you've grown and gone through in such a short amount of time. It sort of shows you how little everything means when you go back to look. Everything ends up as a memory. Kind of sad but kind of comforting too.
3.) For some reason, without fail, journaling always makes me feel secure and okay with my current situation, no matter how big or small it may be. I think with how awful life can be sometimes, that security is something we could all use.
If you are still reading, as a reward, I want to plug my little blue book. I got it on Amazon for $7, and I think it's a mighty fine investment. The brand is Poluma. It also has a back pocket where you can put slips of paper in it, like notes or fortune cookie readings if you're into that kind of thing.
If you have $7, give it a try. I think you'll find it worth your time.