let it be written.

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i used to be a really good writer. and i don't mean that my writing was good...i just mean that i was good about writing regularly. i kept a journal and wrote in it everyday. and i pretty consistently wrote on this blog back in the day. but in the last year or so, i have found that i almost can't be bothered with writing. and i hate that i feel that way.

i made a resolution this past week to try and write more often. and i decided that i couldn't overwhelm myself by writing in my journal and on my blog, so i chose the journal (sorry). and i've done pretty well. i think that i missed one or two days. and i'm not going to lie, writing this week was quite therapeutic. setting the goal couldn't have come at a better time.

some things happened at work this week that could have made me super bitter and angry and a mess. but because i was able to write down my feelings about what had happened and what it all meant, i was able to process the feelings, come up with some resolutions (albeit, not the resolution that i wanted and/or desired...all the same, though) and then let the anger and frustration go. don't get me wrong, i'm still annoyed by what happened. but i have been able to find the positive in the situation and i would attribute that to the writing that i did.

i am hoping that writing everyday will help me evaluate some other struggles and situations in my life and that it will shed light on what i can do to make the struggles go away. and hopefully soon, writing in the journal will turn into writing on the blog. i'm not saying that it will, but it definitely is my hope.

are you a journal keeper?
do you have any stories to tell?

that's all.


  1. my journal is my blog. but the sad thing is, of course i censor most of what i write, because i know there are creepies out there who find ways to exploit innocent bloggers like us. but it is therapeutic for me as well.

    ps...have you noticed how grown-up our blogs have gotten since the early days? i know we've talked about this before, right?

    anyway, i know everything will work out for the best for you at work. i simply know it. you're the best and i miss you. maybe we need to have dinn sometime soon?

  2. um... my journal is mos def not grown up. I don't wanna grow up I'm a toys-r-us kid. But I am an infant at blogging... so...

    Writing in a journal helps me organize my thoughts, but I want the kind of journal that when I die NO ONE reads it. Just burn that sucker. No one should see that process, it is kind of scary. And many times verges on the pathetic.

    Can you help me out with this request when I die, Chelle??

  3. Chelle,

    Your blog is fantastic . . . What a nice surprise to be attended to by such lovely musical accompaniment. The song playing right now feels incredibly Charlie Brown-esqe. :)

    I appreciated this post about writing. For one, I am a writer, and secondly I agree with you that journaling is somewhat of a lost art-form. I spend so much of the day writing fiction, that when the time comes to chronical the events' of the day, I am wearied by the mere thought of the task -- Oh, the song just changed! Ha! Now I am somewhere in the African plains :) Anyway, thank you for sharing and for the reminder that documenting both the special and trivial ongoings on ones' life should be a priority. How else can we look back upon the years and see where we have grown and changed, right? I hope you have been able to stay committed to keeping up with the posts :)

    Feel free to stop by my blog if you are looking for some fun crafts. It's only a couple weeks old, so I am still in the process of uploading everything, but every Tuesday I publish a "Tutorial Tuesday" for my readers, and of course there are other bits of inspired life on there as well.

    Well . . . I'm tempted to stay on your blog all day and see what songs play next, but I should probably get back to work. :)