So I’ve been journalling* for a couple of weeks. I felt like I needed to be writing, but I don’t have the creative energy to be creating plots and characters and the myriad other things that go into writing a story. Plus I’ve been having a lot of internal conflict lately that I felt might be helped by writing things out.
And it has! I’d sort of forgotten how nice it is when you feel confused about something, and then you write it out and figure out why you felt a certain way, why something happened, why you couldn’t solve a problem. It’s really working.
I also decided that it has no rules. Too often with these types of things, I feel like I need to define it. I see stuff on my Tumblr dash all of the time that I like or find compelling, but I don’t reblog it to my personal blog because that space has developed such an aesthetic that I won’t reblog things that don’t adhere to this style guide that I’ve made up for myself. I do that with handwritten journals too—I stress out about how I’m going to outline and position the dates, what size handwriting I’m gonna use, because I want the whole thing to be uniform.
So with this new journal doc thing, I’ve also started writing down little tidbits of “writing” that come into my head… ideas, phrases, ways of describing things… anything. No limits. Just my place to write shit.
I’ve been using a Google Drive doc which is cool, I just have it bookmarked on my computer, but I’m trying to figure how to get Pages for free because I can’t use Google Docs on my phone when I don’t have service (ie when I’m on the subway, which is essential!).
Maybe it’s crazy that I’ve never had a “place where I write random shit down” before, but I really like it and suggest it!
How to make Nutmilk: Cute 2 minute short film by Sarah Britton, the wonderful brain behind My New Roots food blog. Homemade raw nut milk is a great milk alternative rich with vitamins, minerals and activated enzymes (nutritional quality obviously depends on which nuts you use) so delicious and no-one has to get pregnant for your milk
I need to start making this weekly. My New Roots is amazing!