In 2017, I journaled every day for a year.
I began my first journal when I was six years old. I only wrote in it for three days, but it was a start. Over the years, I would pick up the idea of journaling every so often and spend a few more days writing things out, never doing much with it though. Beginning in 2012, I started to journal more regularly. Sometimes I would go weeks journaling every day; and sometimes I would go months without a single entry. I always felt immediate benefits from journaling, though, and enjoyed reading entries from years past. So on January 1, 2017, I committed to journaling every day for the year.
There were some days that I only wrote a few words and other days where I would write pages upon pages. But for each day in 2017, I documented what was going on in my life. 250 pages and over 100,000 words later, I now appreciate the many benefits from journaling, especially doing so on a consistent basis:
The great thing about journaling is that it is an opportunity to write without the fear of others’ opinions. But the written word has so much more potential. For 2018, my commitment to myself is to use this experience to begin writing more publicly. I do not know what form that will ultimately take just yet. But, it is time.
This is a place to share my passion for liberty, thoughts on leadership, and other musings.