How I Journal my Emotions

How I Journal my Emotions

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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.

How I Journal my Emotions

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.

Check out this post >>  Finding a Good Writing Style

Kim McDougal

Kim is the founder and creator of Growing Up in Grace. By day, she's the Director of Interactive Communications for the Hispanic chamber located in Jax, FL. Kim also owns "Kim's Studio Art" where she creates and sells Wall Art Printables and "Kim's Handcrafted Cards" on eBay where she creates and sells handmade greeting cards.