Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Journalling, Oh How I Love You!

I have kept a journal almost all of my life, mainly in fits and starts.  A month ago I revisited this practice by taking Susannah Conway's Journal Your Life class.  Now, it's no secret that I am a HUGE Susannah fan -- that girl has a gift for sharing and teaching.  Diving back into a daily writing practice has been both a joy and a challenge, but oh so enriching!  In just a few weeks I have gained clarity about my life's purpose and am journeying down the path I was meant to follow.  I know this all sounds Profound and Grand, but it's all been done in tiny snippets.  A captured moment of my day, a note here, a list there.  It's all in my journal and those little pieces, those snippets, are coming together like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.  I'm starting to figure stuff out, to plan, to take action.  It's simply amazing.

In addition to our written journals, Susannah has had us keep a Creative Dream Journal (in the green binder to the upper right).  This is our visual journal for our daydreams, night dreams, life dreams (insert anything-you-want-it-to-be-dreams here).  Think vision boards and mind maps, a place to figure stuff out visually when the words just aren't there.  It makes this cut-and-paste girl really happy!

So what about you?  How do you journal?  How do you record all the little snippets of YOUR life?  I'd love to know!


  1. I'm in Susannah's class with you. keep doing the work. I really like your journaling style--very creative. Your handwriting is far better than mine but its not about comparing. Alexis

  2. Hi Alexis! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. You know, I hate my handwriting. I'm always comparing it to my sister's beautiful Catholic-school script. Isn't it always funny how the grass always seems greener on someone else's side of the fence?