I am not a militant journaler. Ever since I was little, I loved the idea of diaries and notebooks and journals, but I am way to undisciplined and wild horsey to write in a diary every. single. day.
Here are a few of my tips for getting through the mental block and just putting the pen to paper:
Best of for the week. It can be as quick or as long as you want:
“Monday – Beau made coffee. Only good thing about the day. Tuesday – babysat and the girls were delightful. Wednesday – went to Breadfruit with Coco. Photobooth pics and fun. Thursday – cleaned up half the craft room and was able to put sewing machine in proper place! Friday – made homemade pizza and accidentally put too much garlic on it. My breath may smell bad but I am uber-healthy!”
“The lady I ride the bus with always has something to knit – does she have a zillion grandkids, or is she clothing homeless kittens in booties?”
“This week was nothing but bollocks – under the weather, dropped my bagel, living room dancing and stubbed my toes. Let’s go for broke next week.”
Thankfully I am not alone in the fear of the blank pages everyday. Karen Walrond is an amazing character and has brought up some tips on her site as well.