In honor of Craft night this evening I thought I would post a fun how to! I found this how to over at Freckled Nest. She has all kind of fun how tos and, delightfully and surprisingly, a lot of practical advice like How to Pay off Your Debt or How to Do a Screen Shot. I was perusing her many how tos the other day and came across a how to on journaling. I have only recently become obsessed with my journal. I put everything in it, from good quotes I come across to lists of crafts to make to inspiring pictures.
When I was younger, journaling used to mean:
"Dear Diary: This is what happened today...i like this boy... i hate my curly hair...me and Jennifer played Peach Pit again...Goodnight."
During an online class I recently took, Elsie gave us prompts (and insights into her journal) and it really helped start me off .
Before that, I wouldn't have known what to do with a blank white page and markers. I don't consider myself that kind of creative person. I'd rather take that white page, fold it, glue stuff to it, add some ribbons and make a mini album out of it. So this was really new for me.
I've been journaling for a few months, and I pretty much wanna climb to the top of a mountain and declare my love to it. I give myself no obligation to share what I make and I have no rules for myself. I do it whenever I feel like it and about whatever I want :] My journal is more text oriented because I love fonts and words but I try to draw too :] If i wanna rip a page out: i do. If i wanna write an angry ransom note: I do. If I wanna write down every quote that makes me laugh: I do. It's whatever I want.
I think sometimes people think- "Oh, I don't know how to do that." or "I'm not crafty". I even think this sometimes! But, I think is important to see that anything expressing your creativity is important and valid, even the things no one will ever see : )
Here are some journaling ideas she shares:
Current trends and addictions in your life
Lists! (I love lists)
Quotes and overheard conversations
Funny things that happen or are said
Write letters to people
I just might work on my journal for craft night tonight :) Find more ideas and see some more journal pages here.