Hi. I’m Monique.
I've been writing in a journal for almost 7 years. This quotes sums up why:
“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” - Anaïs Nin
Who wouldn’t want to taste life twice? That seems like a pretty good deal to me. You get to double your life without getting any older.
When I’m writing “in the moment” I learn a lot. Keeping a journal means I can course correct day by day.
When I’m “tasting my life” in retrospect, that is where the true insight lies. When I read my journal months, years later, I’m reminded of both the growth and insignificance of so much of my life. It’s a wonderful thing.
My intention for my digital journal is to use it as a tool to become more honest. In my written journal, I’m accountable to no one. No one can fact check that how I wrote it was actually how it happened. Or that I followed through on any of the great plans I had written down. If I learn to be honest when I write, maybe I’ll be forced to confront some bad things about myself. Maybe people will hate me. Maybe I’ll learn to not care. Maybe people will be inspired.
Maybe I can triple my life.