I broke down and finally did it, I bought my first journal ever. I’ve had diaries before, but never a journal. The diaries are long gone, written when I was in middle school. To be completely honest I needed one for class, but I’ve been wanting one anyway and I plan to keep up with it well after class finishes and hopefully for the rest of my life considering I learned how badly I need one for those tidbits I want to write that I don’t wish to necessarily share with the world.
I want to get writing in it as soon as possible. So far it’s all shiny and new. It’s far too shiny and new. I didn’t buy into having to get one of those really fancy journals that sell for tons of money at the bookstores, I just went into the local grocery store and found a journal that looked usable. My journal is probably going to get beat up and used throughout the days I have it. I am not quite sure why I’d need to spend a fortune on a fancy journal when I know that I am kind of a klutz.
My journal has a black marbled look to it, with “NOTEBOOK” written on the cover. It definitely needs to be revamped to fit into my style, perhaps with some stickers or paint I will work on making it mine. The content within the cover will definitely make it ALL MINE.
I bet your curious what I am going to keep in my journal. Well, it’s going to vary greatly, from writing prompts, to ideas, to nonfiction stories that I may not be ready to share with the world, to quotes, tidbits of conversation that I find interesting, words I like, anything really that strikes my fancy as far as words come into play. It will be my creative outlet, my collection of favorites, my go to for ideas when I get writer’s block.
Basically my journal is going to be a collection of things that I like, an extension of me in many ways. What it is NOT going to be is a diary collecting my daily activities, thoughts, and feelings, but instead a journal about my love affair with words.
Do you keep a journal? What are your favorite things to jot down?