To whoever reading this,
Writing a journal could very well be one of the best things you could ever do. You can write about the experiences you have had in your life, the feelings that you’ve had in certain situations, or write about anything that crosses your mind. The possibilities are endless.
Also, with writing a journal, you have a record of a period of time (whether writing in the present or recalling events) that you can re-read, over and over again. Aso, it is a record for others to read, should you choose to leave such a record behind. In short, after you’re gone, your words live on.
You become your own living testament.
I wish I had thought about that (or had someone explain it to me) much earlier in life. As I sit here at a desk, typing onto a laptop these words, I feel a sense of regret that I do not have more accounts to share at this moment. Anything I write about my distant past will be at the grace of myself being able to recall such events.
But I will do my best to recall any and all events that I feel important to put down to print. It’s not only for my sake but perhaps for the ones that should follow me.
First of all, I am not a writer. I hate it. Fortunately, I am not handwriting this entry. Through the power of technology, I am able to much more effectively put down my thoughts into a cohesive form. That’s a big plus to me because I hate hand cramps from writing. haha
Seriously, I feel the need to put down my thoughts for others to read, see, and who knows – analyze? As if my thoughts mean anything to anyone else.
They do. Now, more than ever.
I think fear has kept me from journaling my thoughts for the longest time – what will people say (or think). But as I sit here in my 45th year of existence, very little matters to me, like it used to before.
If I could pass on some lifes’ lessons to a younger generation, one would be this: Speak your mind, and worry about the consequences later. True, there’ll be some times where it’s better to keep your mouth shut, but it’s better to speak and lose than to keep quiet and win at things.
So many people will try to silence you or have you go along with their plans, way of thinking, and behavior. That can help you get to some places where you want to be, but more often than not they’ll put you further behind where you already worth. Shakespeare once said, “To thine own self, be true.” Those words take on an even greater meaning, once you’ve hit adulthood.
So there’s my quick thought. Something thought of at the spur of the moment. I don’t know what I will write about in this blog, but I encourage you to follow me. I’ll do my best to write something here weekly (if not more frequently).
Until next time, thanks for reading.