Ever since I could pick up a pen, I remember there was always a journal to go right along with it. I’ve kept journals all my life, and I don’t think I will ever be without one. Life is too interesting to keep all your thoughts, observations, and everyday worries inside your head. Your brain can only contain so much information!
This is my hobby. I journal. A lot. And, I’m not ashamed of it.
Although, I do recall a time when I used to be.
Every time my mother and I went out to the store when I was a pre-teen, all I wanted was a notebook and some gel pens. That’s it. I felt guilty for even asking her for them, because I asked so frequently. I wrote frequently, and finished these notebooks frequently. I was a human sponge, absorbing anything and everything, because I wanted to remember everything.
I’m not so insecure anymore. I am more confident about this hobby, because I’ve realized I love what I do. And what I do is write.
Tell me, what good is a writer if they don’t record their everyday observations?
Having a hobby is a healthy outlet for your creative energy.
Find your spark!
And once you find it, never let it go, no matter what.