One of the practices I miss the most that I’ve been neglecting is writing in my journal. I used to be obsessed about it and it did me so much good. It’s a way to liberate thoughts, emotions, just sort out the stuff that invades our brain and our soul every day.
I love just sitting down with a real pen and paper and literally just putting the tip of the pen on the paper (obsessed with Moleskin diaries in yellow and orange, in case you wondered!) and letting whatever needs to come out to come. I don’t judge it, I don’t try to make it pretty or fun, I just let those words be.
So what happened? I started blogging. I spend all day in front of the computer and forming grammatically correct words and sentences that I just forget to journal.
Pero lo extraño demasiado. Lo necesito demasiado.
So I’m pushing myself to get back on the journaling bandwagon with the help of this fabulously clever Q&A A Day 5-year journal that my friend got as a Christmas gift and when I saw it I loved it so much I immediately ordered it!
There are 365 questions that are meant to be answered in one or two lines. Each page has space for you to answer the same question every year for five years. The idea is to see how much you evolve and change throughout the years with question like “What is your biggest obstacle right now?” or “If you could have a superpower just for today, what would it be?” Or to just record details like “Which book are you reading right now?” I can definitely see how much joy I could get out of this when I’m sitting down con los nietos contándoles mis loca-aventuras! 😉
I also bought the Q&A a day for kids and will be sharing a cute story about that one soon.
I’m in such a good sharing mood, that I’m gonna tell you what I answered for the first week of 2014. ¡Aquí les va!
Q: What is your mission?
A: To be a Bridge and connect.
Q: Can people change?
A: Yes, but we have to change because we want to and in acceptance of failure.
Q:What are you reading right now?
A: I just finished reading The Hunger Games: Mockingjay and started Fear of Flying, a novel by Erica Jong.
Q: The best part of today?
A: Being with my friends Letty and Coral who are visiting from México e intentar solucionar la vida con mezcales.
Q: What was the last restaurant you went to?
A: Gladstone’s in Malibu with Coral, Letty, Alan, Camila and friends.