Write all about it.

Ahhh Monday’s. The one day of the week everyone always seems to dread. I have a love for Monday’s and after hearing my many reasons as to why, you might understand and begin to enjoy this day of the week as well.

My favorite thing about Monday’s is the pure fact that it’s a brand new week. A day to start fresh, turn a new leaf, and in my case, journal. Journaling is something that I have only just started this year, yet it has already left such an imprint on my life, I just had to share. When I started off the year, I looked at my resolutions I had just recently set and came across journaling. This resolution has made it on the list continuous times, yet I always neglected to see it through. I decided this year would ACTUALLY be the year and so I went out, bought a journal, and here I am. I wanted my newfound journal to embody not only my thoughts but visually something to remind myself how I was feeling, and what I was wanting to express each given month. I decided at the beginning of each month that I would do some sort of bullet journal/visual repsentation of me, SheBeShe. And then following that visual I would have various journal entries from different points during each month (always adding some cut-outs and memories within each page). I’ve always heard that Shirley was beneficial not only for writing skills that for letting out emotions that sometimes can’t be expressed through talking. My journaling experience has only just begun and I can already tell the impact it’s had not only emotionally, but also in finding my inner self.

I’ve already found such enjoyment and looking back and reading old journal entries that I have done just the month of January alone. All you need is 15 minutes a day to let out some feelings, thoughts, or just little note to self. It will not disappoint, I can guarantee it. I never understood it back in high school, where in one class I was forced to write for 15 minutes before every class. I only wish I had that same amount of time before all my classes now. I would not take it for granted.

“Keep a notebook. Travel with it, eat with it, sleep with it. Slap into it every stray thought that flutters up into your brain. Cheap paper is less perishable than gray matter. And lead pencil markings endure longer than memory.” —Jack London.

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