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When I was in school (high school and college specifically) I always hated writing. Essays were the bain of my existence! I can remember agonzing over a paper and trying to organize my thoughts into an introductory paragraph, a few supporting detail paragraphs and a conclusion. I would often be so fed up by the time that I got to the conlcusion that I would simply restate the intro paragraph with a few words shuffled around. How clever of me. And the "grabber" was what really got to me - trying to figure out a witty way to draw the reader into my boring, but organized essay. To say they were cheesey is an understatement. I wish I had a little collection of them in a coffee table book for good laughs.
Despite my struggles with academic writing, I have found it to be incredibly therapeutic in my life outside of school. I try to start and end most of my days with a bit of it, even if just a few sentences. Writing in journals has helped me to process some of the more challenging moments of my life and always helps to organize thoughts no matter how profound or mundane (hello list-making). And while I revel in my morning ritual of stream of conciousness writing I also enjoy a good prompt, as long as it's not academic in nature! As a lover of all of the above, I was enamored with the selection of journals at a recent trip to Bookshop Santa Cruz. I would love to have a little collection from which I could pull out whichever one I felt like writing in.
The 5 Year Diary - where you can write a few sentences about your day and see your entries for the same day of prior years.
Gratitude A Journal - The power of gratitude is immense and this journal is chock full of prompts to recognize all that you are grateful for.
One Word a Day - For those who prefer to be breif.
Listography - Your Life in Lists - Prompts to list your favorite movies, your deepest sins, your best purchases, you previous lovers and people you lived with
The Tour Diary - for travel logging. This is one area that I wish I could be more diligent in.