Wednesday, July 23, 2008

My heart and my brain.

I've started keeping a journal again. As a kid I used to love getting new journals, I loved the pretty covers, I loved taking them with me, I loved feeling them in my hands. Apparently I didn't love writing in them though. I would start one and maybe write a couple days in a row... then I'd write again a few weeks later... then I'd re-discover it a few months later and read what I'd written and I'd get embarrassed or feel stupid so I'd rip out the pages. Over the years I've probably {collected} 10+ journals just because I wished I was "one of those" girls who could jot down her thoughts, her dreams, her hurts, her joys, her fears, and all of it would be penned in eloquence and beauty. Did I mention I have always hated my handwriting too?

So here I am again. It's not a diary. It's not a journal. It's my heart. It's my soul. It's my book of ideas, quotes, and mini thoughts. Already it's impressively filled (well, for me) with intimate thoughts, scribbles, ideas, doodles, and it's even got pressed flowers in it. I love it. And I think for the first time in my entire life, I'm actually going to stick with it. It's been therapeutic for me. Aside from our marriage counselor, I don't really talk deeply about my inner heart issues to anyone (aside from a long distance friend) so having this has really helped me through a few things. I like that.

And I can't leave out my other new favorite book - my "brain"! In my {desperate} attempts to become organized, I finally found the perfect planner! It's got a calendar (with detailed weeks following the main calendar page), it's got tons of "extras" (ie: meal planning, exercise tracker, etc), places for notes, lists/tasks, and addresses! All in one place! I love it and I carry it with me EVERYWHERE. It's cute, it's a great size, it's got everything I wanted in a planner, and it has genuinely helped me become a little more organized - especially when I write everything down now!

So this was a bit of a random post, but I just wanted to share. I truly am an easy-to-please kind of girl. And my 2 new babies sure have put a smile on my face. :-)

And now you know.

Have I mentioned how much I love being able to "post in the future"? ;-) (I wrote this days before it will actually post to my blog) It's wonderful for when busy me has lots to say and little time to blog.


  1. I really need to start journaling again. And I've been wating to swim again. I think (and Mike hopes!) it'll be a good stress relief.

    PS You may wanna take down the spot for your etsy while you're closed. It's just a huge blank spot on the side. :)

  2. Where did you get your planner? I've been searching for one and no luck yet - that one is gorgeous!