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February happens soon!

Unless something has me entirely distracted, I am always happy about the start of a new month. This is much like how so many people treat the beginning of a New Year. I see it as a chance to begin again, start fresh, try to get back on track to focus on things I truly want to do or that matter to me. It's almost February which means I can try again with writing every day. Or, continue going, as for the month of January I have managed to write in my paper journal without missing a day. I feel that's a big improvement because for a long time there I was finding it difficult to express myself - either online or on paper - and that's never a good time for me. I need to be writing.

Since I have been able to write in my paper journal regularly once again (phew! I missed doing that!) I am hoping to get back into typing online posts, too. I find that they are different ways of writing - the handwritten paper journal entries compared to the typed online posts - but it's something I feel helps me out a lot in how I feel about myself and how I live my life. It adds to it in a positive way.

In journal news, I'm still writing in the same journal that I started in July. (Journal #37) I was sporadic in my writing but now that it's getting text written on the pages of it every day, I should be able to finish in March at the latest. I'm a text only journal-er except for the times where I might paste something in but that's rare.

Recently, I've found it comforting to watch several journaling community related videos & vlogs on YouTube and I like seeing the posts in embodiment. I've been concentrating more on turning the pages of my own journal and getting my thoughts out and down to the page. I'm hopeful about February being a good writing month.

writing in my paper journal


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Jan. 31st, 2016 05:02 am (UTC)
I'm new here, so I'm still learning what the 'mood' is of this group, and how everything works, and I hope I'm not fumbling about or in the way. :-)

I agree with you about the new month! So many people make a big deal about the New Year and resolutions... but I feel like that opportunity occurs (and is often neglected) 12 times a year.

At the start of every month, I try to set mini-goals. Improvement happens in small increments, doesn't it? You wrote in your paper journal every day of January! That's fantastic! Imagine the tiny percentage of humanity that managed (or was even able to) do that! It's astonishing.

Lovely photo. Such dedication.
Jan. 31st, 2016 01:57 pm (UTC)
My January was hectic (new job, new apartment, new relationship) but I was proud of myself for writing even just a blurb almost every day. I'll take the little victories and I'm looking forward to getting back to my usual writing in February!
Mar. 8th, 2016 01:54 am (UTC)
I'm on book #37, too, for about the same amount of time, but I fear that it will take me much longer to finish it. I don't write nearly as much as I should.
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