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Journaling for a Better Me

Personal journal

Guest Post by Sue York

Journaling has always been a challenge for me.  I kept one as a child but have since lost it over the years.  In my early twenties I had always wanted to keep a journal perhaps to tell my children how I met their father and they came to be.  Unfortunately my former husband decided it was his business to read it.  So I quit writing in it.  I have since not been able to trust that I could keep a journal.  I tried one of those software journal programs for computers and it worked quite well until my computer crashed and it was lost.

So I am back to square one and working on keeping a journal by handwriting it.  My current husband is very trust worthy so I have no fears there.  I mostly write about issues with work to help me sort it out, what I am working on as far as my writing goes, my children and their adventures in life thus far like my son going into the USMC.

I truly would love to get the details out of my head about the issues I continually have with my mother.  Love my mother but she frustrates me beyond all words.  I live in the same town as my mother but I do not see her nor talk to her that much due to my frustrations with her.  I suppose that here somewhere is a start to that journal, huh?

I know that journaling will also help with my writing.  I so want to be one of those writers who can stay home and write and get published.  I only have one book under my wing and I published it my self.  That is not an easy task or easy to market.

So I guess I am making a start journaling and it also helps with Mari’s eBooks I have been able to purchase that give me the ideas and strength to do so.   And my daughter journals without actually me telling her what a difference it will make in her well being as a young woman. 

I am not sure if this is the type of “personal journal story” you were interested in or looking for but this is what I have.  I took the 27 day journal challenge and even passed it along to friends.  I know two of my friends did it and I believe it sort of helped them at taking a look at their marriage. 

There are so many aspects of journaling that can help in very different areas of people’s lives.  Marriage, personal, work, writing, feelings, family.  I just touched on a few here because they are the ones I am working on.  I write on each of these in different journals so as to keep my brain focused on what’s important with each one.  What I may need to work on and what I need to expand on in life. 

I thank you Mari for all you have provided on your website for those of us who need the help and didn’t know where to find it.

My pleasure, Sue.

WriteON!
~Mari

Sue is the Author of 'Dividing Tides' and can be found at SueYork.weebly.com

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