| Written by Ronnie |
How did everyone go with journaling in December? I was so encouraged to read everyone's response on the forum, and Trish and I have loved going through the #lifecapturedproject hashtag on Instagram to see all your posts - a big thank you to everyone for sharing. We plan to go through all the entries shortly and select our favourites to feature here on the blog.
For those of you who feel bad about not keeping up with the project - don't.
In all my years of writing, journaling, and memory keeping, I've found that guilt is one of the biggest mental obstacles to actually doing anything at all. If I feel guilty about not writing, it's much harder to then sit down and type. If I feel guilty about not journaling, it becomes difficult to open up my heart. If I let myself feel guilty about all the memory keeping projects I have yet to complete, it becomes almost impossible to focus on any one project.
The most wonderful thing about a project like this is that it's completely flexible. There's no rule that says you need to keep up on a daily basis.
The prompts are there to help you, and to inspire you.
They're not meant to weigh you down.
As for me, I've decided to follow the prompts when it feels right to do so. The key for me, I've found, is to follow my heart and to write what it desires. I will be sharing my personal writings over on The Shoemaker's Daughter for those of you who wish to follow along.
And so, on that note. Let's keep writing our hearts out, friends.
You can download the prompts for January here.
(For the forum, I'll be creating a monthly thread instead of the daily threads from now on so please feel free to share your journaling/links there if you wish.)