I have dabbled in journaling since I was in the 5th grade. I mostly love buying beautiful journals, lapped with leather and string, no lines or lines, moleskin or hardcover. I mostly buy them with the hopes that one day I will have time for them. Strange but I usually write in them right away, but fail to remain consistent with it. Then years pass by and the journals that start, remain …
This “Tumblr” is mostly where I journal and the problem with “this” is that I will never have something physically tangible to refer back to, should tumblr lose its luster.
I would like to find some kind of 365 day challenge, a sketch-a-day, a journal entry-a-day, maybe some kind of journaling prompt to help me write about random things, etc.
Every time I run to the mailbox, I rummage through the junk mail hoping to find some kind of letter which may closely resemble something actually handwritten. This probably happens once or twice per year, at most. In this new era of mass printing, Facebook, Skype, email and text messaging capabilities, it is very rare to receive a handwritten letter, nevertheless a beautifully written letter. Of course posting your status on FB or Twitter would probably take you all but a nanosecond to do, leaving behind words that disappear into the newsfeeds of the day and inevitably for the rest of it’s very public 5 minute lifespan. Words on paper are surprising, delightful (depending on the content), intimately private and can become a gift that keeps on giving (shall your receiver stumble upon it a year or two from now). Even if you only sent a very brief, “Thinking of you” note, imagine how such a mindful act may change someone’s mood, day, week, life.