I have been journaling for almost as long as I can remember……I have always been fascinated by notebooks, making lists, writing down what I did with my day, etc. Especially in the last few years- journaling has become very special to me…..something I count as very important for me to do, and a really good outlet for me to express my thoughts, feelings, and prayers. It definitely helps me to get perspective if I write something down, it helps me to remember things, and it helps me to just sort out my own emotions sometimes.
I love having my journals to look back on. I have kept a really great record of things that have happened in my life since I was like 8 (haha). And, it’s so fun for me to read back on all the adventures I have had and the way that God has led my life.
I think for some of the same reasons I enjoy journaling…I enjoy blogging. So thanks to all of you who read my blog!
Anyways…..Today though- I FINISHED yet another journal! The closing of a chapter in my life….and the beginning of another one!
The old one is on the left in the top right photo. I am always very inspired when I start a new one.
The first entry in my last journal was on April 13th of this year…..my sister Sarah and I were in Milwaukee at Alterra Coffee hanging out….and I was writing specifically about my decision making process of whether or not to come to Uganda. And today I began a new journal after 2 months in Uganda!
I have to put in a plug for journaling here…since we are on the topic! I highly recommend it even if you never become an everyday journaler…..It’s a great habit and I think that it’s a discipline that can be really beneficial. Anyways, if you have never tried it- give it a shot!
Hope all of you enjoy the rest of your weekend with family and friends and Thanksgiving leftovers everyone!