Thursday, October 28, 2010
Confessions from a Journal Junkie
In the process of cleaning up the bedroom, I decided to clean out my nightstand. My night stand has a drawer and a cupboard underneath. I have not yet tackled the drawer on account of what I found in the bottom half. I have to confess - I'm a journal junkie!
In my nightstand I found:
~ 25 unused journals of various styles
~ 1 completed journal
~ 2 unused prayer journals (I have a 3rd in my desk I am using)
and I also found:
~ 3 World War II, autographed, books with real stories, not read yet
~ 1 paperback Christmas book by Catherine Palmer
Oh, and that's not all the journals I have. On top of the night stand I have a basket with 2 notebooks for note taking, and one journal. I also have a travel journal, camping journal, gardening journal, journals to write about each child and who will receive those journals when they graduate, a homemade gift journal, a journal to record books I have read, a journal to write everything I borrow from the library (they do not keep track anymore at the library), a journal I wrote when my mother was in and out of the hospital, and many more. Yep. I'm a journal junkie.
The funny thing is that my current every day journal is a plain spiral notebook, and the ones in my nightstand are hardcovers or moleskin covers. I'm beginning to wonder if I feel they are too nice to write in. I guess I better not ask for journals this Christmas.
I have also encouraged the kids to write in journals. One daughter journals about her volunteer jobs and horse riding, and another journals about her dog. I also encouraged my 13 year-old daughter to write during her jaw surgery recovery, when she could only eat liquids.
Although I have taken my journaling to high level, I don't regret keeping them.