Any other five-year journalers out there? I’m on year eight / journal two. The only rule I have for mine is there are no rules. That and be honest. (That would be two rules, wouldn’t it?) Sometimes I write what happened during the day or a quote I want to remember or my thoughts on this or that. It’s so interesting to see the days line up as the years pass, to see things that felt insurmountable somehow work themselves out. Time passes no matter if we make note or not. It’s nice to have a record of days.
One Line a Day Journal Lessons :: Well and Good
A fun interview with fellow New Mexico author Jennifer Bohnhoff, where I reveal an unknown bias I’ve brought to my writing (something I hope I’ve since remedied!).
Miraculous: An Interview with Author Caroline Starr Rose :: Thin Air
“Books should never be a fire exit from the slow burn of a humdrum existence. Rather, they should provide a ‘momentary stay against confusion,’ helping you return to the real world empowered to reimagine your particular place there, seeing with new eyes that particularly crooked neighbour with your own particularly crooked heart.”
Twelve Rules for the Bookish Life :: Comment
I love this idea!
On Preaching to the Choir :: Austin Kleon
“Some people postpone ‘real life’ to distant points in the future, subconsciously telling themselves it’s when they graduate, or get married, or switch jobs, or retire, that the truly meaningful part of life will begin.”
The Imperfectionist: How to Choose Sanity Now :: Oliver Burkeman