I used to be an avid journal writer, and took a lot of cues from Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way.
Over time, it became a fabulous way to sort out problems.
However, now that I have a family, I hardly write. When I do, I usually shred it as soon as possible. I don't want to keep my 'ugly' thoughts on paper.
However, I also tried to start a family journal. We just kept a notebook and pen in the kitchen, and whenever anyone saw or thought of something interesting, into the journal it went. With very your children, it was a great way to remember all the milestones and cute things that kids do, especially when talking to grandparents. It was always meant to be a 'public' journal for use by close family.
Over time, as life has gotten more busy though, this practice has fallen by the wayside. Too bad actually. I think as our kids get older, they'll want to know more about their early lives and how they interacted.
Maybe with this reminder I'll re-start the family journal.
Thanks for the reminder.
Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans.... John Lennon
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