How I Pick the Perfect Writing Journal

I was at Walmart the other day and decided to get my future journal. (I journal about my life as I feel the need to). I prefer smaller notebooks and fill them in 3 to 5 months. This time I decided to get a larger notebook because I really love the flowery design. I love […]

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5 Things I Like

This post was inspired by Me Exploring’s “5 Things I Light”. #1 Learning I love the moments when I learn even the most trivial fact. The other day, I watched a video on different levels of making French toast, and I learned that stale bread is best bread to use to make French toast. I […]

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Bullet Journal Inspiration

I recently watched a YouTube video about setting up a bullet journal on Weylie’s channel. (You can find the video here.) Personally, I’d never understood why people choose to spend so much time on creating the perfect bullet journal when they can just buy a pre-formatted journal or planner. It seemed time consuming and just […]

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41 Things to Be Grateful For

With Spring here, I’m ready for tornado season. With it come the thunderstorms and the possibility of the electricity going out. Only then do I notice my dependence on light bulbs, the internet, and kitchen appliances. If you are looking for things to be grateful for today or a reminder of the abundance in your […]

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If We Were Having Coffee

Monday, March 4, 2019 If we were having coffee, I would tell you that today I didn’t go to work because school was cancelled. I went to Starbucks to buy myself a cup of coffee and a sausage, egg, and cheddar sandwich. I rarely go to Starbucks.  Before I went out, I brushed off snow […]

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Tired of Being Tired

An Exhausted Teacher’s Journaling Session Lately, I’ve been really tired to the point of exhaustion which might be from burn out from teaching. This tiredness is trying to tell me something about the way that I’m living my life, so I decided to journal about it. Sentences that started with “I’m tired of” this and […]

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3 Lessons from Reading Old Journals

#1. Every cliche phrase about time is true such as it’s only a matter of time and time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters. There used to be a time when I rode the city bus, so I taped my bus tickets inside my notebooks. Coworkers would also give me rides, and […]

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The Four Different Ways that I Journal

I once judged the actress Emma Watson for having what seemed to me like a bazillion journals to document her life. I wondered: why do you need so many journals to document the same life? Today I find myself admitting that I have several journals that serve different purposes. I now see the benefit in […]

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2 Benefits of Gratitude Writing

My gratitude practice started simple. I listed one by one all of the things I was grateful for. Then it became more descriptive, more intentional. Now, when I write about what I’m grateful for, I explore in detail why I’m grateful. I challenge myself to describe how what I’m grateful for makes an impact in […]

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How I’m Letting Go

I am burning my journals. I’m lying. I’m actually going to shred them because I don’t have a backyard to burn them in. I thought I’d never do it. Shred the 12 years worth of notebooks and journals I’ve been lugging. They’re full of poems, pages with tear marks, to-do lists, magazine cut outs, goals, […]

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