The Power of Journaling

Morning Journaling

Morning Journaling in Studio at Corroluna

Last Saturday I gave a talk at my local Pen Women’s meeting on the “Power of Journaling”. Few people know that for over 15 years, I have been keeping an odd array of journals that are full of all sorts of things besides words. I made the decision early on not to put any restrictions or limitations on what I could put between these blank pages. There are words of course but also sketches, doodles, pictures torn form magazines, photos, and a few important souvenirs but mostly they are about my personal thoughts and feeling rather than what I did that day. There is a lot about creating art work and my intentions and desires for them as well as my personal life. Through this process of putting pen to paper almost every day, I discovered a writing habit that has given me valuable tools like discipline, clarity, permission, and documentation of personal growth that are all part of the journey to find one’s authentic “voice”.  I do not believe that I would be where I am today without taking this inward journey of self-discovery. I encourage you all to discover the power of journaling and to lean into your dream whatever it may be.

Novembers Pen Women's Meeting

        Novembers Pen Women’s Meeting

One thought on “The Power of Journaling

  1. Great thoughts Mary Jo. Glad you found your niche. I. m Involved in our art community and am chairing our art assoc annual show this year. Also showed at our cultural center at a juried show. “Who’d a thunk it ” in our senior years 😉

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