Journaling has been a pretty popular topic this past month as people look back over 2013 and evaluate last year. I have never been one to journal, but do carry a notebook around at work for meetings and to record notes. I’ve filled up two of these Moleskine notebooks with nothing too important. If my kids look back at these some day they won’t really learn much, maybe my approach to a website a few sermon notes or a little business brainstorming.
Teddy Roosevelt, Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Lewis and Clark, Winston Churchill are a few men I have read accounts of the past few months that have journaled. Those and some men that I admire that journal have pushed me to edge to start journaling. Finally, I read an article a few weeks ago about a man whose grandpa journaled every day starting when he was 15. These journals included his work on a sheep farm, WWII, and raising a family. These accounts proved priceless to his kids, grandkids and probably future generations. I don’t think I’ll have a shortage of thoughts to write about. I wouldn’t be as worried with being too open as I often am with posting on the Internet. What God has been doing in our lives, scripture that has really meant a lot that day, little things that are going on, funny sayings. No, I don’t think I’ll have a shortage. And I guess it could lead to a great book down the road. 🙂
B2 has a head start from Casey and I. He started journaling last year. He has already filled at least two notebooks full of his day to day actions. I’ve resisted from peeking into what he sees as important. I’ve settled on the notebook, I have the pen, and now all I have to do is write. That always seems to be the problem, right?
So, any journalers out there have any tips for Casey and I?