Survey of the Top Ten reasons that we don’t or won’t journal:
10 Does anybody really care?
9 I hate my handwriting.
8 There is no room left to journal.
7 I don’t know what to say.
6 My pictures are so old, I can’t remember anyway.
5 I don’t want to clutter my beautiful pages!
4 Journaling gets in the way of creating.
3 It takes too much time to journal.
2 The details of who and when are enough.
In the next 3 SCRAPtivities, we will explore these reasons for not journaling and give you ideas and helps to conquer the dreaded Journal Block!
#10 – Does anybody really care anyway? The time spent journaling gives us access to future generations. Don’t let this opportunity pass by. Make sure that YOUR personality is recorded through your journaling. Just think how awesome it would be to have a snippet of your great-grandmother’s personality recorded in a scrapbook of family photos – what she thought, felt and desired for her family. Just think!
#9 – I hate my handwriting. I hate mine, however somewhere in you albums you MUST put your handwriting. Hide it in an envelope if you must, but get it there. Imagine if you had your great-grandmother’s precious journal, only to find out that she hated her handwriting and had her neighbor write it for her! It looses much of the value. Our handwriting is part of us. If you are really unhappy about your handwriting, try improving it. When you are on the phone, exercise your handwriting. Take your time. Get a book about handwriting from the library and practice. You will improve, if you set your mind to it.
Your challenge this week is to go back and journal at least 5 pages that have no journaling on them. Try it. You will be happy you did.
Have a great week - write it down!