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 another thing to do until I watched Weylie’s video. I realized how calming and artsy the process is. This video finally convinced me to try it out for myself. 4 things that I like about bullet journaling so far:
Waiting on a critique of my writing caused me anxiety last October. I had built up the courage to submit the poems to an online program called The Bridge by Brooklyn Poets. I regretted submitting them for critique within the hour of sending them. I wondered what the poetry editor would think of my work considering her experience and publication history. As I waited to hear back, I reread the poems I’d submitted. I reevaluated their quality and doubted my work. But after I read the critique, I stopped regretting my decision. The following are three benefits I experienced from submitting my poems for critique which I believe can apply to all types of writing not just poetry.