Monday, January 10, 2011
10 years of journalling........
Every 3 weeks I've a marathon cleaning day. I'm not alone then, a Polish woman is helping me. Oh, how I wish to speak a bit of Polish language. She helps me a lot, but a few things I have to do on my own. I have to go through my books on my own i.e. to decide which books I want to keep and which books I want to discard. All the space clearing activities are my jobs.
I'm a profound person and so I take all the books out of the shelf dedust the shelf itself with the vacuum cleaner. I wipe the shelf down with water afterwards. I dedust each book with a dish towel. That way each book gets some extra love and appreciation and attention, I'm a book lover.
During that cleaning marathon last Saturday, I discovered my private journals. Wow, I was astonished. Have I really written that much during the last 10 years. What can be seen on the picture is the work of 10 years. Every day I wrote 3 pages. Every day!
Journalling saved my life, I can say this.
From I to eye, I read somewhere, this is true, too. Journalling opens the eyes.
The space clearing activities have to go on, it's a symbolic act of letting go!!!!
Months ago I've started a facebook group: journal adventures. (A link can also be found on the right side of this blog). I activated this group this weekend. Every week I'll post a task from the book by Louise Doughty "A novel in a year". If you still want to join and write a novel within a year, it's not yet too late. Be welcomed.