I’ve talked about my love for journaling in previous posts but it wasn’t always easy for me to write everyday. And a lot of times, I’d miss months of writing anything. Today with blogging, it’s so much easier for me as I type faster than I write LOL!
But whatever medium you use for getting your thoughts on paper doesn’t really matter. It’s just a good thing to write your feelings or capture the day’s happenings. This is my opinion of course, not everybody likes to write or journal and I get that. I’m introverted so I keep a lot to myself and I need an outlet to let out my inner emotions.
Journals aren’t just for writing.
I have a few journals, one of them is just for art. I can watercolor or drop alcohol inks on the pages and just play. If I want to write a caption on each page, I can or just leave the artwork alone. My other journal is specifically for writing and then there’s GUIG. Growing up in Grace is my main outlet.
I started writing just devotionals for a women’s ministry that I was part of some years ago and that’s how GUIG first got started, but then it evolved into more of my diary as I wanted to share more of my own life’s struggles. Being Christian doesn’t mean all is right in my world and I’m not 100% righteous all the time and I wanted to share that. Some “church folks” I’ve encountered acted like nothing was ever wrong and I just can’t relate to that.
Journaling is Liberating.
Now, I categorize GUIG as my lifestyle blog that encases my faith journey but also other things I like: crafting, cooking, fashion, beauty, photography and even writing about business topics. I used to have several blogs that were niche-based but it was hard trying to run so many blogs at once. It made sense to have one blog to incorporate any and everything I want to write about.
I find it liberating, fulfilling and fun to sit at my computer and just type away. I close my eyes and let the words come out. And, I love to go back and read all entries to see how I’ve grown or changed.
It’s even fun to see how my writing style has changed. I used to use a lot of passive words and my sentences were too “wordy”. I’m a person that likes to get to the point but I rarely saw that in my earlier entries so I changed that. Back in 2017, I wrote this post and this post about writing styles.
If you keep a journal or diary or even blog, tell me if you write everyday, once a week or even once a month! I’d love to know how you capture your thoughts on paper or digitally.