I am a writer. I’ve always loved words. I’ve always loved to write. I have kept a journal off and on for almost twenty years.
But even if you do not consider yourself a writer, I highly recommend that you journal. Martha mentioned this in her post earlier in the series, and I definitely concur.
There is something about putting a pen to paper that can be so healing. It gives me time to think through and truly process all the thoughts swirling around in my head. It forces me to put words to what I am thinking and feeling.
Writing provides an outlet to process, to vent, to reflect, and to heal.
Plus, for me anyway, it is so helpful to write things down as they happen instead of trying to re-create it later. There have been so many times when I have kicked myself for not journaling (like the first two years of our marriage!!) and keeping track of different things I went through and learned.
Some of the things you might consider writing about in your journal…
- Medical information (doctor visits, test results, etc)
- Your thoughts and feelings
- Things you are learning
- Bible verses
Go to the store and buy a brand new journal that speaks to you. My current journal I found at Target and it is absolutely perfect. It has a typewriter and butterflies on it. Perfect for this season of my life.
Do you journal? Do you find that it is helpful for you?