I love to write! I have always loved to write. I have kept a journal since I was a little girl. I believe I got my first diary when I was nine years old. It was a red leather 5 year diary with a lock. I got it for Christmas. It was truly the best gift I got that year!! I faithfully made my journal entry every night before I went to bed on the few lines dedicated to each day of the year - five years worth on each page. I never missed a day. I was a bit goofy back then in what I wrote about, but it was what was important to me at the time and I cherish that diary to this day.
When I was a teenager, I would write about boys and how I loved the boys!! I lived out in the country so most of my time was spent with my family. I loved going to school because that was my time to socialize and I found boys to be interesting and fun! I did learn, though, that it is best not to write all your thoughts in your diary, lest someone read the secrets of your heart.
I took creative writing classes in college and loved them immensely. It was so exciting to see where the instructor would encourage us to go in our thought process and it was a thrill to put those thoughts to paper. Those classes helped to expand my horizons.
One year I even sent away for information to write children's books. Have you ever done that? I'm sure they think everyone has potential as I never heard of anyone that was discouraged from participating in their writing program.
As I've travelled farther along life's road, I have learned that it is a good thing to nurture our talents as it is a wonderful way to bring pleasure to your life. I have found, though, that I was always hesitant to pour out my heart in my journaling as an adult because I just may have some feelings that might not be exactly what someone else may feel. I would never want to hurt anyone, so I've only written things where, should I ever get hit by a bus, feelings would never be hurt.
When pondering life this past weekend, I have decided to write from my heart once again and I feel renewed!! I started blogging with the intention of writing something every day, but I only want to blog when I am inspired to blog and when I have time to blog.
I am now journaling on paper as I am inspired and I am writing my heartfelt thoughts. I am so happy that I am opening up and writing like that once again. It helps me put my feelings into perspective in a better way than just tossing thoughts around in my mind and trying to make sense of them. That little red leather 5 year diary opened up a wonderful world to a nine year old girl that sparked years of creativity without her even knowing it.
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