Chlorine, Ink and Paper

Most of us feel, due to the lack of time in our everyday lives, we have few free moments to sit down and journal write. Believe me, I get it.  As much as I foresee moments in the near future to grab my pen and journal and let my mind go, it’s simply hard. And this past summer proved to be no exception in the Brown family.

My solution? Journaling on the go. A few mornings this summer while the boys were trying to keep their arms out of the water and heads in the water during swim lessons I put my feet up  and took a moment to scribble down whatever I wished.  Did the sound of screaming kids fighting to jump in the pool distract me? A bit. Did the rays of sun feel fantastic on my toes? Oh ya. And the best part, I documented it all – so I will be able to remember what life was like during the Summer of 2011. Even if it was a bit of a blur, all the better.

So if this means sitting in your car for 10 mins while waiting at the lake to walk with a friend or arriving at a coffee shop a bit earlier than you normally do to begin the morning on your laptop, have a journal by your side. Or bring a journal with you on your lunch break. 10 minutes is all you need.  I promise, it will prove to be more rewarding than you could ever imagine.

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