Over the last couple of months, I’ve been sick at home.
While trying to be somewhat productive, I’ve re-organized my crafting supplies (and decided on a few new things I need to put in place) and updated my financial records in case I turn crafting into an actual business.
My creative mojo is pretty much out the window right now. So I’m trying to work my left-brain by re-setting up my planner system. Last year, I got distracted by stamping and moved into card making. My planner got some, but not a lot of, use.
This weekend, I started absorbing planner videos. One thing I saw that I tend not to do is journal. I’ve tried it before… like most girls, I started a diary as a teen. And again as a young adult. I don’t know why, but I always thought that what I wrote would seem embarrassing or stupid if anyone else read it. And I couldn’t figure out the purpose of journaling. So I never got more than a few pages in.
I like to have a practical reason for a lot of what I do. Writing in a diary never seemed practical. It just seemed a way to vent for a while… but why keep it? A plain piece of paper (or a word doc) would do just as well, and then you could ball it up and throw it away.
This morning I found a great blog that discusses the why. Now it makes sense and I can move forward with journaling. I need to do a lot more research on this (and other things), but I feel I’m on my way to a great 2018 (once my cold let’s go, that is).