While I enjoy my coffee this morning, I think about two of my loves, writing and photography. On any given day, I will be doing one or the other when the real world, as I call it, doesn’t get in the way. Often as not, pictures I have taken fuel the written words. Photos and thoughts that encourage the pages of my journal to be filled.
Keeping a journal can be a hoot or serious stuff. It can be a way to record family and other events for future generations. It can be a place to vent, to cry, to laugh. It can be a stepping stone to that book you always wanted to write.
Add pictures, newspaper articles or bits of memorabilia to your journal. This takes it to a visual level of enjoyment you can go back to and read or share.
“It takes too much time.” You say.
Only if you want it to. Journaling is as easy as writing a few lines or as time-consuming as writing page after page. It could be a daily weather report, a family outing, point form plans for your secret novel. For me, the important thing, is to get the thoughts down on paper.
Why do you keep a journal?
Author, Photographer, Lover of Life