Blissful Life Journey welcomes guest Preslaysa Williams on the importance of journaling your life's journey. She is also offering a giveaway! See below for details on how to enter!
"Writing My Life"
Since becoming a mother…or maybe since hitting the big 3-0, I’ve been pondering death. Not in a morbid way but in an “Oh my gosh, I’m getting older and before I know it my body will hit the dirt, my spirit will rest in Jesus and sometime after that I’ll stand before God to give an account for what I’ve done with the time He’s allotted me” way.
I can be intense sometimes.
To deal with my not quite mid-life crisis, I’ve started to track my life. I take pictures. I recorded my daily activity in journals: foods I eat, times I exercise, pages I write, prayers I send up to God. Journaling allows me to get all of that mental intensity out of my brain and onto the page. However, after a few months, journaling became too cumbersome and disorganized. My entries were written in multiple notebooks and scattered throughout my house. Journaling became messy, and I eventually stopped.
So after accepting the fact I’m a left brained, creative person (go figure), I started searching for a simple way to journal. Now, I keep one journal (not five!) and it records my daily prayers and Bible reading, a simple daily ‘to do’ list and my goals for the year. I found a way to systemically keep track of all this life that passes through my fingers via seconds, minutes, hours, and days. The fact that it’s a blank journal is key. I can divide it in whatever way I want.
You can do this too. Never underestimate the power of a blank notebook. In it, you can record your life in all of its beautiful intricacies. And because it’s your journal, you can make it into anything you want…
Question for You: How do you record your sojourning on this earth?
Fun Giveaway: One lucky blog commenter will win a brand new Moleskine journal. Winner announced on February 1st. Please leave your comment where it says "Post a Comment."
Preslaysa Williams is a wife, mom and writer. When she’s not rebooting the laundry or chasing around her toddler, you can find her typing away on her laptop. Visit her online where she blogs three times a week about her three favorite things: Faith, Family and Fiction.