I decided to set some goals this year. Precise, attainable and written goals.
For the first seven days of January I am going to post a goal. I might post more but we'll start with seven.
Goal 1: Journal
A journal is defined as: a record of experiences, ideas, or reflections kept regularly for private use
I haven't kept a journal since I was a teenager.
My early journals weren't fancy and I loved writing each day. Choosing the right pen and ink colour, the right entry title, the right word and/or the right photo. It was my beloved sanctuary for my teenage angst.
Desecration and betrayal.
I've rarely written another personal journal entry since. If I did, I made sure it was promptly destroyed. In fact, I am quite surprised that I blog.
I kept buying journals though. I have accumulated quite a pile.
How do I measure this goal? The last thing I want to do is set my self up to fail. I will need to be consistent and follow through.
How many entries for 2008?
Once a month = 12
Once a week = 52
Once a day = 366
Those numbers don't seem so scary/impossible now that I've written them down.
I have a bit of a psychological block (OK a huge block) about writing anything personal down but I want to journal again. I already own these books and will use them as guides in my journaling adventure.
Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy
The Art of Personal Imagery
Art Journals & Creative Healing
Does anyone have any other suggestions for books?
Wish me luck.