It's already November, where did the time go? Even though it's November, it's still a good time to start a journal. I know some people get stuck as to what to actually write in a journal. Who says you have to? As long as you work in it, you're still adding to it and recording memories.
I wanted to show you some peeks into my current journal to help you get an idea of what you can do with yours.
I write a message on the inside cover of every journal to remind myself that life is a journey and it's not perfect, but it's the only one I've got so don't apologize for it.
You don't have to let anyone see it if you don't want them to.
If you've seen techniques that you've been wanting to try, this is the place to do it. It may not come out perfect the first time but it's all about the learning experience. You know what to do for the next one, and if the next one doesn't come out like expected, keep at it until you finally get it right.
Even you don't think you can draw, draw anyway. Drawing is one of those things that you can improve every single time if you keep doing it. Don't believe me? When I first decided I wanted to draw more, I drew this lighthouse. The last thing I drew was this house. Make a conscious decision to start drawing more and improving your skills and you'll see the improvement.
Don't have anything "good" to write about? Why not just jot down some song lyrics or quotes that you like? Years from now, you'll look back and remember them. Simple and easy!
Make lists. I'm one of those people who only works on one side of the paper. Sometimes it leaves me sad to see the other page empty so I tend to write lists on those pages. This day, I had been watching VH1 and I realized I used to like some of the songs they were playing so I started writing them down to download later. (I'd already had some songs downloaded. Hahaha) This gave me the idea to have a 90s-one-hit-wonder-dance party.
If I don't make lists on the backs of pages. I add stuff. Flowers, packaging, movie ticket stubs, admission tickets, anything that I like. I keep a roll of scotch tape, an adhesive dot roller and scissors, in a pencil case I carry. Anything that catches your eye, add it!
Karma doesn't only work with negative things. They work with positive things too. Remember whatever you put out there, comes back so why not make it something positive to benefit from?
Creating is playing. Play with the stuff you have at home. I have tons of art supplies that I was too scared to use because I thought it was so pretty. The purpose of supplies are to NOT sit there and be pretty. They're meant to be used, so stop hoarding them. Don't buy anything new unless you need to (Glue, tape, the stuff that runs out frequently).