I write everyday, but I never write about my personal thoughts on paper. Just this week, I purchased a journal to handwrite in. I thought this would be a good idea to write down anything worrying me or reflect on what I want to change. If I can keep up with it, I hope to read back in a year and see what parts of my life have changed.
Already I’ve discovered writing on paper takes more effort than typing. Duh! I know, but when you type everything out, handwriting seems like a chore. Here are a few things I’ve discovered.
I choose words carefully.
I can type quickly, but writing by hand takes more time. Each sentence takes extra thought and care.
I think more about what I’m writing.
When writing by hand, I feel more in tune with my thoughts because they are slowed down.
My handwriting is atrocious.
Even if someone wanted to read my journal. Good luck, because my handwriting has always been terrible. Sometimes I can’t even read it.
Does anyone else keep a journal?