Sunday, 13 April 2014

Keeping a Journal: You Are The Author of Your Own Life Story

Over the past couple of days I have been thinking about starting to write a journal. Why you ask? Because I love the idea of owning one; it enables you to document and capture all of life's important moments, emotions, thoughts, events, the ups, the downs and everything in between. Although I have quite a few early memories about my childhood, all I have is a few photo albums to glance at every now and again. Wouldn't it be wonderful to be able to refer back to a certain time in your life through a journal collection? To reminisce over what you were going through emotionally, physically, spiritually, mentally and how you overcame/celebrated those feelings? Or even being able to see how you have developed and matured as a person over the years?

Whenever I sit down at my laptop ready to start writing a new blog post, I am aware that it is 100% public and everybody has access to read what I choose to reveal or discuss. This may be a cyber activity but I genuinely feel that at times blogging is much like confiding with a best friend. I'm letting them know about what I've been up to, the things I have purchased or I'm giving them some advice. I believe that this would all apply if I were to start keeping journals...although it will be a much more private affair. The comfort of knowing all my secrets won't be out in the open and the freedom to say whatever I please about the doubts I feel (without being judged for it) appeals to little old me very much. I still need to buy the right sort of scrapbook and design it to suit my personality, but till then all I have are a few pictures I found on Pinterest (only one below... I'm keeping some ideas to myself haha!)  

I love the watercolor and the doodles and cute out words.

We all need to remember that we are the authors of our own life story, and that is a very inspiring thing indeed. 


  1. Hey :)
    I've nominated you for the Liebster Award.
    If you want to check it out feel free!

  2. Hi Chloe :)
    Thank you for nominating me... I will answer the questions in a new blog post and link back to you xx

  3. I think starting a journal is an awesome idea! In my opinion it'll help you to become a better blogger by tapping into deeper, perhaps more private, emotions that you could eventually learn to adapt into blogs that might connect with people on a deeper level! (although you're blog is already pretty great!)