Welcome to the first post in the new series Journal Notes.
I’ve regularly shared the power of journal writing and encourage everyone i meet to establish some form of a journal practice.
Before you start your comments of why you can’t or don’t journal, I want to encourage you to let go of your past preconceptions of what makes a good journal writer. In fact, most individuals are already journaling but do not recognize their calendar, twitter feed or to do lists as journal writing.
Throughout this series, I hope to bring ideas, prompts and introduce the various types of journal writing. Journal writing can be fun, therapeutic and creative all at the same time.
When first starting to journal, many individuals do not know where or how to start. It can feel awkward to sit down with a piece of paper and begin writing.
Many people benefit from using a prompt either in written form such as a word or sentence or using somethings such as a photograph. This prompt provides you with a place to start. The important aspect here is to attempt to not censor what you are saying and allow your words to flow.
Don’t worry about spelling or grammar. This is your work and no one has to read this but you.
Today I am linking up with Mia and Vashelle and their Write or Die Wednesday Series. Weekly they will provide a prompt where readers are encouraged to exercise their writing skills. It’s a wonderful place to share creativity and to realize once again that there is no right or wrong way to write.
As I look at this photograph, I can’t help but wonder what else is out there. I’m curious if the land continues to be flat or if hills and mountains are close by. Would I walk forever until I came to a house or a stream or even trees? The weather is warm but cool enough to need long sleeves. It’s peaceful and quiet and I allow myself to take deep breaths. Occasionally, I hear and feel the wind and a bird but there is little else.
I would like to lay back in this field and look up at the sky. It reminds me of my grandparents farm and feeling the cold ground but enjoying the silence of the farm. I no longer have a place like this to go to but realize I need to turn off from the noise in my life. Nature reminds you to utilize all of your senses which is something I sometimes forget to do.
Using a photograph as a prompt that anyone could do. It can evoke feelings and emotions or you can create a story. Make sure to follow others in the link up to read their thoughts about today’s prompt.