Writing your life journaling and journal makingPresentation Transcript
One bit at a time
Practice in writing Something you do for your Mother Something you brag about Something you leave lying around
A place to go QuickTime™ and a decompressor Something youare needed to see this picture. do for yourself
There aren’t a lot of rules to journaling No right way versus a wrong way But people have written books on the subject, so what are they saying?
Creating an awareness of your feelings, ideas and thoughts. A process for making decisions A way to remember the details of your life
Different people like different tools Different pens Different books
No shoulds No rules No have-to’s
I had always loved writing, even doodling. Notebooks and pens made me happy. But it wasn’t until I took her class that I came to understand journaling was a “real thing”. I learned I wasn’t weird or out in left-field somewhere because I liked to write for pleasure and not just always “stories”.
To validate means to prove well to justify to make relevant or meaningfulIt is life-giving
Lists Pictures Charts or diagrams Dialogues Letters Portraits Different Points of View Poetry
I remember when… I can’t forget… I used to love… I wonder why… I loved seeing… I am sad thinking about… I was so happy… When I have time… When I grow up…
Favorite passages, phrases, or words Quotations of others What are they saying to you? Why do you like them?
I hear and I forget; I see and I remember;I write and I understand.
I invite you to find a place to go with all your emotions, questions, and ideas. I invite you to write about the bad days till you can see where the trouble began. I invite you to write when you feel “out of it” and are in confusion. I invite you to write when paper can hardly contain your joy. I invite you to write to discover more about yourself!